A grinding machine, also called a grinder, is a type of tool called a “Power Tool.” This type of tool is very useful and can do many different things. Most of the time, grinders are used to cut and grind things.
The basic idea behind grinding is to use a rotating grinding stone that scrapes, sharpens, hones, or cuts the workpiece when it comes into contact with it.
The Function of the Grinding Machine
If you pay attention, you’ll notice that a grinding machine is used for more than just cutting. It can:
- Taking off or smoothing sharp edges on a piece of work.
- Sharpening different kinds of cutting tools to make them more effective.
- Getting the surfaces of workpieces to be level and smooth.
- Putting the finishing touches on different pieces of work.
- Making a profile for a workpiece, like making a curve.
Grinding Machine Type
With all of its different uses, the grinding machine comes in many different types that are often used in the following industries:
1. Surface Grinding Machine
A surface grinding machine is a type of grinding machine that makes the surface of a piece of work flat, smooth, and flat. This kind of machine is often used to grind surfaces by moving the work table, which can be done by hand or by a machine.
There are a few different kinds of surface grinding machines, which are:
- Horizontal flat grinding machine with reciprocating table movement
This machine is used for grinding objects that have flat surfaces and corners.
- Horizontal flat grinding machine with rotating table movement
The machine is used to grind the flat surface of the shaft.
- Vertical flat grinding machine with reciprocating table movement
This machine is used for grinding workpieces with flat and wide surface shapes and corners.
- Vertical flat grinding machine with rotating table
This machine is used for grinding flat and angular surfaces.
2. Bench Grinder
A bench grinder is a type of grinding machine that is small and must be bolted to a workbench. Bench grinders have two grinding stones on each end that are used to sharpen small tools like hand chisels, axes, lathe chisels, drill bits, knives, machetes, and so on.
These two grinding stones also called “grinding eyes,” are different. The grinding blade on the left has a rough surface, while the one on the right is smooth.
The goal of putting these two blades on the sitting grinding machine is to make it work as both a cutter and a sharpener at the same time. The coarse grinding blade is used for cutting, and the fine grinding blade can be used for sharpening.
3. Cylindrical Grinding Machine
A cylindrical grinding machine is a type of grinding machine used on cylindrical and tapered objects. Cylindrical grinding machines make shafts or axles, test bars, machine spindles, bearings, sleeves, and so on.
There are 4 different kinds of cylindrical grinding machines, which are:
- Deep cylindrical grinding machine
This machine is useful for grinding objects with cylindrical and tapered inner diameters.
- Outer Cylindrical Grinding Machine
This machine is useful for grinding the outer diameter of objects that have a cylindrical and tapered shape.
- Flashlights Outer Cylindrical Grinding Machine
This grinding machine is used for grinding a large number of outer diameters, both long and short.
- Universal cylindrical grinding machine
This type of grinding machine can grind things that are cylindrical or tapered on the outside and inside. Compared to other types, this grinding machine is the best-made.
4. Hand Grinding Machine
A hand grinder is a small, easy-to-use grinding machine that you can hold in your hand. Hand grinders are the most useful type of grinding machine, which makes sense.
This machine can be used to cut iron, ceramics, wood, glass, and other hard things. Some people even use this hand-grinding machine to polish the car’s surface to make it look shiny.
This is a guide to the different types of grinding machines you should know about. Make sure that the grinding machine you use is right for what you want to do. We hope that the above information can help.