When working on any projects there are tools to be used. Whether it’s a small project or a big one. It is important that you have to remember that there are different tools for different kinds of works in a project. You don’t use a putty knife to saw in half a metal rod, that is not going to work and you also will be damaging the integrity of the project.
That is why even for an abrasive like the grinding wheel it is important to know each different type to ensure that you are doing what it is you needed to use each one for.
The Type of Grinding wheel
- Cylinder or Wheel Ring
This is mostly used to produce a surface that is flat. The grinding is done with the end face of the wheel and it doesn’t have a center mounting support. Rather it has a long and wide surface that is used in either vertical or horizontal spindle grinders.
- Straight Grinding Wheel
This is the most common out of all the types of grinding wheels out there. It doesn’t create a flat surface but rather a concave surface. It is used for centerless or cylindrical grinding dealing. The size of this type of wheel depends on the amount, the extent of power, its width and diameter and what it is used for.
- Straight Cup
This is the type of wheel that forms and option for cutter and tool grinders. It has a radial surface so grinding is easier and favorable.
- Dish Cup
A thin cup grinder that allows grinding in slot and crevices. It is used mostly in cutter grinding and jig grinding.
- Tapered Grinding Wheel
This type of wheel is stronger than the straight grinding wheel. It can advance in lateral loads and is mostly used in thread grinding, gear teeth and many others. It is a straight wheel that tapers towards the external midpoint.
- Diamond Grinding Wheel
This is the grinding wheel used to grind or cut through hard materials. This industrial diamonds are bonded to the edge and it makes grinding this hard materials easier this includes gemstones, concrete, carbide tips and other hard materials.
- Saucer Grinding Wheel
Used mostly in filing saucer wheels and maintained saw blades. It is used for grinding twist drills and milling cutters.
Grinding wheels is not always used but it is still important in all the building or demolition projects depending on how you look at it. It is important that you have high quality grinders to ensure that there are not any reasons for you to get hurt. Working with this materials is dangerous as it can hurt as pretty badly. That is one of the reasons why we should learn how to use the tools in our arsenal.
There is nothing more frustrating than knowing that you have the tools to help but not the capacity to give proper help. And if by some chance you decide to wing it, the integrity of your work may not be as great.