A Review of the 56V Series Vertical Grinder
What are the uses of a vertical grinder? This type of grinding machine is perfect for turning up small pieces of scrap or removing small pieces of hardened material from large pieces of wood or stone. This type of grinder has a blade that spins at high speeds and is usually attached to a belt with a pulley system. The working area is enclosed in a disc that is covered with a plastic guard. Most models are powered by the use of an electric motor.
A vertical grinder is typically a hand-held instrument that cuts through heavy material with a smooth consistent motion. Typically, a vertical grinder functions best for soft materials like concrete, stone, brick, and even rough-sawn lumber. This particular model of grinding stone is most commonly used on countertops in home improvement shops. Because it is lightweight, many models can be moved around on websites without requiring a lot of effort. For hard materials, such as marble, granite or metal, a vertical grinder can grind and shape large areas of solid material in less time than a conventional milling machine.
Many people choose a vertical grinder over a face grinder because it can be much easier to clean up. While the face grinder can become dirty through the use of hard abrasive materials, the vertical grinder’s design prevents it from becoming completely disassembled during the process of grinding. In addition, the chuck, which is often made of steel or aluminum, can also be cleaned easily.
A vertical grinder is also very beneficial for providing a level of precision when cutting larger-sized pieces. Unlike face grinders, the chuck can hold one or more cutting edges at one time. Also, the ability to lock the workpiece in one position during the grinding process allows the user to cut quickly and keep the workpiece stable.
Some users also find that using a vertical grinder provides a smoother feel than a circular or horizontal machine. Because there are no gears or rollers to bind the workplace, there is no need to apply a constant amount of clamping force. The smooth actions of the vertical grinder result in less distortion to the workpiece as the work rotates. The continuous flow of clamping force helps to ensure accuracy, which eliminates the potential for a “roundness error” in one direction or another.
In addition to its exceptional accuracy, another major benefit of the 56v series vertical grinders comes from the company’s extensive after-market accessory selection. In particular, a popular selection of after-market attachment components includes belt rivet nut drivers, belt clamps and bench mount jigs for both bench pressing and full-scale grinding applications. These add-on parts allow users to use their machines in new environments, which may be more challenging or dangerous than the original environments in which they were designed. The addition of these accessories not only makes the grinder more versatile but also more efficient at producing higher quality products in less time.