The vertical grinder is a useful power tool that can be used to grind small pieces of concrete. This type of grinding machine works by pushing the workpiece against the bed of the chuck and the cutting teeth will grab onto the workpiece and grind away at it. There are two types of vertical grinder available on the market, each with its own set of features and capabilities.
The first is the mono-metal vertical grinder. This design uses a single metallic disc that stores the abrasive material and has a rotating blade that is attached to the disc. The disc is designed to be very durable, and can withstand high levels of grinding. The large size also makes this type of vertical grinder capable of using more workpieces in a single sitting than other designs. While this is a good choice for people who need a higher level of capability, it also offers a much lower level of accuracy compared to the offset style.
The second design is the two-piece vertical grinder. Instead of using a single disc, this design uses two parallel discs that need to be pushed into the chuck. The design makes it easier to align the workpiece against the chuck, and the discs can also be locked together to ensure consistent pressure. One downside is that it requires a separate chuck starter, which can limit the amount of chuck time available. However, because the discs are made of heavier steel, they offer a greater degree of strength than the two-piece design.
The third design is called the variable-roundness grinder and uses a sliding plate that comes with an adjustable roller. It has a fixed blade that can be moved closer or further from the workpiece, and this allows the user to obtain a greater degree of accuracy when grinding hard materials. The fixed blade is also able to produce less distortion at high speeds, which can be an important benefit when using vertical grinder for abrasive applications.
The last design in the line of vertical grinder power tools is the fully automatic, or self-contained, designs. The fully automatic vertical grinder features a safety guard that prevents the operator from becoming injured during operation. The safety guard also automatically clamps the working piece against the chuck, eliminating chatter as well as any excessive torque. In addition, the fully automatic vertical grinder is capable of providing efficient heavy-duty grinding applications thanks to its fully enclosed, sealed working chamber. The large area provides more room for particles to be held, reducing the amount of grinding noise.
In summary, a vertical grinder offers several advantages over other designs such as the two-piece and the fixed-roundness grinders. The ability to control the angle of operation offers a user a more precise finish than other designs. The two-piece vertical grinding process produces less distortion along with a faster speed than the fixed-groundwork. The fully automatic system provides an efficient means for heavy-duty and repetitive work.