A vertical grinder is an excellent type of gas or electric powered saw, which is often used for fine-tuning and eliminating excess material from wooden beams. It is commonly used for cutting wood down to final dimensions, joining boards together or even removing excess material from a project. They are ideal for woodworking projects which involve chiseling or planing, or for those who like to cut large pieces of timber. Vertical grinders are quite powerful and can easily rip through even the thickest plywood or sheet rock. The vertical grinder also has excellent capability for drilling and mounting and this may be an additional advantage over many different types of hand held drills.
There are a couple of advantages to the vertical grinder when compared to other handheld drills. For one, they tend to have better accuracy than their smaller counterparts and with a higher quality vertical grinder, there is little doubt as to how much better accuracy can become. One of the other major advantages is that there is no excessive amount of clamping force required to get accurate cuts. The main drawback to using a vertical grinder comes when it is not used correctly. While the concept of a good horizontal surface to hold the drill above the work piece is still relatively uncharted, with many modern designs incorporating a small but potent holder in one corner, it is possible to obtain good results without a dedicated vertical grinder. If a horizontal surface is necessary, it is important to ensure that the surface can support the clamping force necessary to hold the drill vertically.
The design of a typical vertical grinder consists of a vertical shaft extending from the head and holding a counterweight at the end. As the wheel spins, the counterweight transfers kinetic energy into the vertical shaft. This kinetic energy is converted to pressure by means of a variable valve which allows a constant flow of hydraulic fluid. The final result is a reduction in friction and an increase in speed, which makes for faster cutting.
A significant advantage to this type of vertical grinder is that it produces very little distortion. The reason for this is that the workpiece is stationary during operation and the stationary counterweight eliminates the need for the drill bit to move during operation. This leads to significantly less distortion of the workpiece during operation, especially if the work is made of a soft metal such as aluminum. The result is a more uniform cut with less visible welding marks on the workpiece or other parts.
Another major advantage of these vertical grinders is that their operation requires far less physical labor than the operation of standard angle grinder. Because the vertical grinder does not require a stationary counterweight to hold the work, the operator need only stand still while the grinding process occurs. With a standard angle grinder, the operator must stand while simultaneously repositioning the work.
Although the above reasons explain why the vertical grinder has become so popular in recent years, there are additional benefits that should be considered. The most important benefit is that it is significantly faster than a standard grinder. This means that it can be utilized in a wide range of industrial applications where a standard grinder would not be able to be used. It also produces a greater amount of welded mesh than a standard machine, making it ideal for making components that require extremely small welds. This type of grinder also has greater durability than a type 6 and can work in higher temperatures than a type 6.