The vertical grinder is one of the most commonly used power grinders in the world. It is used in a wide variety of applications and is preferred for its lightweight design that makes it easy to transport. A vertical grinder can grind small and large pieces of metal, but because of its unique design, it has certain advantages over other types of power grinders. This type of grinding machine allows you to run both horizontal and vertical axes at the same time. This characteristic allows the user to work in a more precise and complete fashion, making it the ideal choice for many different types of grinding jobs.
Many models of the vertical grinder have solid steel spindles that are driven by powerful motors. These motors usually operate at high speeds and produce incredible torque. One of the unique characteristics of the vertical grinder is that its two parallel grinding wheels are attached to the motor by a set of extending rods. The rods guide the wheels as they are turned, allowing the user to angle the spindle wheels to the necessary angle for maximum performance. Grinding machines with multiple parallel wheels are also available.
The use of a vertical grinder also provides an environment that is more stable than that of a hand grinder. Grinding machines with two rows of teeth are more stable and allow the user to work in greater precision than would be possible without them. One additional benefit of having two rows of teeth is that there is less distortion while the grinding is taking place. Since the workpiece has to make contact with more teeth, the pressure must be substantially greater than with a single row of teeth. This increases the strain on the machine, but it results in less distortion, which means a more consistent product.
One of the unique features of vertical grinder units is that they can function as a mini lathe. By increasing the depth of the spindle at which the teeth are grinding, this allows them to perform tasks such as profile making, which would not be possible with a flatwork grinding machine. In addition, the height of a vertical grinder will typically be increased, allowing it to be used for larger projects. Some also come with a mini-jack socket to mount the workpiece at a higher height.
Because the vertical grinding unit allows the user to reach into the workpiece much further, it creates a more consistent end result. The exact specifications of the vertical grinder unit will depend on the type of materials being worked with and the specific requirements of the project. A vertical grinder will generally produce a smoother and more accurate shave because it cuts away from the workpiece at a greater angle. Also, due to the angle at which the teeth are cutting, the tooth designs will be more efficient, resulting in less distortion and a higher roundness.
These types of units are more popular in applications where the surface to be ground is coarse. In these instances, due to the angle of the blade, the grinder is designed to perform the best shave. Typically, the use of angle grinders is limited to very coarse materials. However, because the angle grinder can also perform in a vertical fashion, it has become common place in many woodworking shops.