What is a grinder? And what must be taken into account when choosing it? Keep reading to find the best grinder on the market.
A grinder is a power tool, as we explain our do- it-yourself friends, which is used to carry a motor that rotates a spindle in engageable different disks, they can have different sizes and cut different materials. It serves many skilled jobs but probably the most used are polishing tiles or marble surfaces or stripping wood.
With this DIY tool, we can also say that there are different types of grinder although they do not fit the exact drawing of a grinder, grinding, bench, straight and road header.
In the market, there are different measures of angle grinders from the mini grinders that your measurements are 125mm 115mm to the large angle grinders with disc measures 230mm and 180mm. The mini grinders have different potencies, 500w to 800w from, we can find that large grinders reach a power of 2300W watts. These are usually used for stripping wood, polishing tiles …
A mini grinder will help us to do a lot of repair work at home, such as wood or metal stripping, polishing, making precise cuts or ceramic tiles, and so on. For wood sanding, it is advisable to have a belt sander like a Makita 9403
For a DIY enthusiast, and it is natural to have a mini grinder, a tool that will be more than enough for a good part of the work.
A grinder or a mini grinder have a great function which is the same. The only thing that differs in the function is that only a professional can work with these two types of tools. For example, to cut some iron pipes, a mini grinder is enough, however, to cut a hard pavement, grinder of 230mm or 180mm is required.
Finally, we must speak of the discs, there are different types of disks for cutting different materials, stone, iron, ceramics, stainless metals and diamond discs, all in their corresponding measures, can even find discs for roughing. At any hardware store, you can find these types of disc.
As always, I advise to always buy tools of a large brand. It is recommended that when using these tools, whether they are mini-grinders or large grinders, always use protective goggles and gloves, and in some cases, for the use of large grinders, a helmet.
Tips for buying a jigsaw
Before buying a jigsaw, it is important to consider some aspects. You’d orient!
If you like DIY, one of the basic tools for working with wood is the jigsaw. The first thing we must fix, according to our friends, it is at ease in changing sheet for do-it-yourselfers. In some jigsaws change, it is very comfortable and usually, no additional tools for change are needed.
The speed and control of it are also important as it allows to adapt the tool to the type of work or cutting being performed. This feature is called “speed control” and it is important to verify that the tool you buy allows you to work with variable speeds.
The vibration if you have to use it for a longer or shorter time, the vibration will disturb and hinder your work. Some saws vibrate only by the type of design they have. Generally, the heavier the machine least vibrate but also depend on whether the manufacturer has incorporated a design element of the tool that minimizes vibration.
Espeficifaciones / Size: It is important to check the maximum thickness of the saw cut to be redeemed and if it is appropriate for the work to be done. In the technical specifications, you will find the depth of cut in wood, aluminum and steel each saw.
Design, controls and adjustments: Depending on the manufacturer and model are some accessories to facilitate the user’s work, such as systems precision-control to different thicknesses of saw blades for precise angle cuts and precise control, systems that facilitate changing the saw blade with one hand and without auxiliary tools, speed control systems, control systems constant cutting, etc … you should evaluate before deciding.
Finally, the price also influences. The price disparity is important because we find jigsaws or saw for DIY enthusiasts from 52.00 to 150.00 euros.
Good luck with the woodworking!