Canadian Manufacturing

New die grinders make it easier to match the tool to the application

FEIN launches the GSZ line-up with a range of power and RPM options

—Sponsored article by Fein Canadian Power Tool Company

Edmonton—Fein Power Tool Company unveiled the new GSZ line of die grinders at the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) in Edmonton in June, with a broad range of power and RPM options.

The new grinders are available in seven models, to provide more choice to operators based on their industry and application.Fein grinder

“We’re offering three different power classes: a 350 watt, 750 watt and 1,010 watt to cover a range of applications, from light deburring or brushing to heavy fabrication,” said J.F. Bosse, national sales manager with Fein Canadian Power Tool Company.

Within each power class, operators can also choose the right RPM, to ensure the tool is ideally matched to the job, added Randy McDonald, national product manager.

“That is so critical when it comes to finishing because all of the abrasives have specific RPMs . Often, not enough attention is paid to the RPM of the abrasives used on die grinders.”

Fein supplies both power tools and abrasives, so technicians and sales staff know how to pair the right abrasive with the application or tool.

“With grinders it’s really easy to make a mistake and put the wrong abrasive on the tool and that can cause a serious accident,” said McDonald. “You’ve got to match the abrasive to the tool and the tool to the abrasive. Having this broad range of RPM and power choices allows us to easily do that.”

Constant speed and torque

The new grinders also provide enhanced control and quality, through built-in technology.
“Some of the grinder models, such as the GSZ 8-280 PEL, have Fein POWERtronic tacho electronics which provide constant speed and torque,” said Bosse. “That’s what delivers the results, especially in finishing—speed and torque are critical.”

Consistent tool performance is key to quality and safety in just about every application where the grinders are used, such as shipbuilding, steel fabrication and foundries, added McDonald.

“Even when you’re grinding or cutting you want that constant speed and torque to avoid cutting into a piece of material and having the tool bog down or jam. It helps the performance of the abrasives in grinding and cutting, and also finishing as well. With constant speed and torque you get a more consistent finish.”

View video of FEIN die grinders

The grinders offer ergonomic benefits such as low vibration and the FEIN ErgoGrip—reducing operator fatigue and helping to prevent injuries.

The safety interlock switch prevents the tool from starting on its own following power outage situations. The operator must first turn the switch to ‘off’ and then ‘on’ to restart the grinder.

Click here to learn more about the new GSZ range of grinders.

FEIN has been a world-leading power tool manufacturer for over 140 years. FEIN Canadian Power Tool Company, located in Mississauga, Ont., provides a range of high-quality power tools and accessories. Visit for more information.

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