Industrial Grinder Discs
For any industrial grinder to work properly, you need a solid, clean grinding disc. These discs are rigid, abrasive discs that either polish or cut hard materials such as metal, glass, plastics, etc. There are various types of discs such as cut-off discs or diamond blades, abrasive grinding discs, grinding stones, sanding belts or discs, wire brush wheels or sanding pads. All of these discs serve various purposes in metal fabrication or for construction of different types. Most of these discs are go with angle grinders, which you might know as side grinders or disc grinders. You can buy these discs on their own, as they can wear down with continuous use. They are often available in multiple packs or as single discs based on your needs and uses. Sanding belts or discs are for polishing or smoothing out a rough surface. These can also work with grinders and also sell in multiple packs or single belts. You usually wrap the belts around a rotating cylinder that moves quickly spinning the belt to create the sanding motion and effect.
There are several different types of grinders available for different types of work. The most popular are the industrial angle grinders, which you can commonly find in fabrication shops. These grinders are powered either electrically, by gas or by compressed air. The geared head is at a right angle that mounts to a disc. They have an adjustable side handle for two-handed operation. Sometimes, angle grinders can function as sanders depending upon their speed and power. However, they are usually for removing excess material from whatever piece of material they are working on. An angle grinder has large bearings to counter side forces generate when cutting. There are many different types of angle grinders to choose from, but it is important to understand what you intend to use it for, which then determines the disc size and power of the motor. Other items to consider include the power source, rpm and arbour size.