Sharpen your tools or prepare metal for welding and fitting with a bench grinder from Ace Hardware. These benchtop power tools offer a high-speed way to grind a variety of metals at home, with a selection of different features to suit your needs. Browse how to choose the best bench grinder for you, and explore a wide selection of quality features from top brands at Ace.
How to Choose the Best Bench Grinder
While there are a wide variety of quality wheel grinders available, finding the best fit for your needs will depend upon where you plan to use it and what types of work you'll be doing. Consider these questions when shopping for your bench grinder to help you find the perfect fit.
1.Where will you be working?
Classic pedestal grinders are usually fixed to your worktop, making them ideal for on-site use. Compared to angle grinders and handheld tools, the fixed position of your bench grinder allows you to use both hands to work your materials, as well as providing additional safety. If you plan to do most of your work at your home or business, consider a large bench grinder that can be secured to your workbench to deliver the power you need. When your work requires a little more mobility, we also carry small bench grinders for easy portability and maneuverability.
2.Will you be sharpening tools?
While almost any bench grinder can be used for sharpening tools, you may want to consider a specific style if this is the main purpose of your grinder. High-speed grinders are popular for welding preparation, while lower-speed grinders are ideal for tool sharpening, as there is less chance of overheating the edge of your tools. When you need an electric bench grinder that does both, try a variable speed grinder that delivers the power you need for shaping metal while preserving the lifespan of your tools.
3.What kind of metals will you be working?
Keep your bench grinder and your projects working their best by adapting your bench grinder to the type of metals you'll be working. Bench grinder wheels are normally made from aluminum-oxide and come in two different types to fit your needs. The first type of wheel is gray and has a harder texture, which keeps its shape for longer. The second wheel is white and has a slightly softer grinding effect. Choose the first type when you need a hotter grind and the second for a softer grind like tool sharpening.
Bench Grinder Features
Ensure your next grinding project is safe and convenient with a bench grinder tool equipped with the features you need. Browse quality options, like:
- Adjustable eye shields and spark guards for added safety.
- LED work lights for clear visibility.
- Magnifying eye shields for careful precision grinding.
- Rubber feet to reduce vibration and increase stability.
- Adjustable tool rests to keep your tools steady while you sharpen.
- Battery-operated and corded bench grinders to fit your power accessibility.
- Variable speed settings to suit your work requirements.
Find the best bench grinder for all your needs with a visit to your local Ace. Browse 6-inch bench grinders and 8-inch bench grinders, as well as a variety of speeds and features to fit any project. Once you've found the perfect commercial bench grinder, complete your workshop with quality air compressors and tools
to tackle any job.