A single-sided bench grinder is a stationary machine, which is used for both fine and course grinding work, without high demands on precision. An exception to this is the bench grinder that is used in the make up industry. A single-sided bench grinder is one of the standard machines found in a machine workshop.
A single-sided bench grinder is always used, when the grinding results are not so important. The bevelling of burned out and deburred metal workpieces for further processing is a standard undertaking of this machine. Further examples include correcting optical irregularities, light sharpening of drills or fitting of statically used components.
There is a large range of single-sided bench grinders. They differ mainly in terms of their engine power and the diameter of their grinding disc. There are bench grinders with very small components used, for example, for the deburring of plastic injection moulding products.
These only require a relatively week engine. Another type of bench grinder is used for the grinding of metal. These can have a grinding disc diameter of over half a metre and a grinding disc thickness of more than 10 centimetres. The rotating mass requires particularly high quality versions of the stud frame, bearings and engine.
A bench grinder consists of a stationary pane, which turns at very high speeds. This means that working with a bench grinder can be quite dangerous. Gloves, hair or clothing can easily get caught in the bench grinder and ripped into the machine. Generally single-sided bench grinders do not contain an emergency stop and therefore could result in bad injuries if something like that were to happen. Working with a single-sided bench grinder looks very easy, but it requires basic training and awareness about the potential hazards. This includes how the grinding disc should be properly changed.
Since the grinding disc can have irregular wear and tear during the process, imbalances in the workpiece are unavoidable. These stresses create a high degree of wear and tear on the bearings and their guides. Therefore, a used bench grinder should be run at full speed during idle time. If the strokes are audible, this means that the bearings are probably worn out and should be replaced. The discs also need to be professionally processed, in order to maintain their roundness and ensure smooth running. The protective cover and the electronics of the bench grinder should also be inspected for damages.industrial auctions you regularly have the chance to find used bench grinders in good or near mint condition for good prices. In case you need further assistance finding the desired machine don't hesitate to contact the team at the Surplex Customer Care at any time.