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If you’re looking for a grinder specifically for metal removal, you’ve come to the right place. With so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to find the right one for your application. Luckily, we’ve created an easy guide to help you decide which grinder is best for you.

A Guide to Grinders for Metal Removal

Die Grinders

Die grinding, also known as precision grinding, is used to remove material from small areas and confined spaces. Common applications of die grinding include creating cavities, removing unnecessary material, and deburring cast or cut pieces of material. These specific grinders are usually small yet high-speed with an impact-absorbing design to provide the ultimate accuracy.

Rough Grinders

Rough grinding is used to remove as much material as possible, giving little consideration to surface finish. Common applications of rough grinding include leveling or smoothing edges, trimming welding joints or cutting off material to form or enlarge a cavity. Rough grinders can be categorised into vertical, angle, straight and geared turbine grinders and are all powerful enough for superior removal of any material.

Surface Grinders

Surface grinding is where surface quality is the main focus; used to improve the surface without adjusting the basic shape or form of the workpiece. Common applications of surface grinding include sanding, cleaning, light deburring, polishing and finishing. Surface grinders either have a rotary, orbital or random orbital mode of action and can usually work with all kinds of abrasives, whichever one suits your job.

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As you can see, each different grinder is used for a different application, so whatever requirements you may have, we have the perfect tool for you. Take a look in our catalogue today and have a browse of our pneumatic power tools.

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