What exactly is a surface grinder? It is a type of machine that grinds chips from rough surfaces like metal, aluminum or copper. It is most commonly used as an abrasive cutting machine that is used in a variety of industrial applications where the final outcome should be of a very smooth and flat surface. The term “surface” is usually defined as a clean and flat surface. It is commonly used in the metal working industry.
The majority of surface grinder machines are powered by a solid diamond blade with high-carbon steel cutting edges. In addition, it is also possible to incorporate the use of an alternate grinding wheel that has a diamond blade attached to it. This gives the product a cross-cut action. A diamond-tipped blade provides the best of both worlds. The alternate grinding wheel provides a better performing power source than the solid diamond blade unit.
One more important feature of the surface grinder machine is its working platform. The working platform is the place wherein the machine is mounted so that it may perform the operation in a safe manner. In general, this includes a stand, chute or clamping device, and the actual grinding wheel.
There are two types of surface grinder – the single-handle and the dual-handle one. The single-handled one is just like the common coffee grinders we usually use at home. It consists of a single grinding wheel that can rotate either in horizontal or vertical direction. The dual-handled surface grinder is similar to the usual table grinders that we commonly see in restaurants, offices and anywhere else we can find a need for grinding.
Single-handle surface grinders are commonly used in applications where accuracy is required at minimum cost. They are also commonly used in applications requiring maximum surface speed. However, they may not be the best option for use in applications requiring maximum surface grinding capability. These types of surface grinders commonly use a “lightening cut” pattern in order to reduce burrs.
A third type of surface grinder, called the electromagnetic chuck is gaining popularity because it eliminates the need for a stand. This type of machine uses a chuck or rotating wheel that comes with a fixed or removable work piece. The magnetic chuck is made up of an electromagnetic coil and a chuck head. The electromagnetic chuck can be used with either a DC or an AC motor, but a DC motor is more commonly used since it provides more stable operation.