What’s new in grinding tools?
When evaluating grinders, keep power, ergonomics and flexibility in mind.
—Sponsored article by Fein Canadian Power Tool Company
Industries such as metal and steel fabrication, foundries and shipyards depend on tough and reliable grinding tools that can meet rigorous demands.
When evaluating grinders, there are three important attributes to keep in mind: power, ergonomics and flexibility.
Fein Canadian Power Tool Company in Mississauga, Ont., offers grinding tool performance classes from 280 to 3,700 watts, and products for tough conditions such as those in foundries.
The tools range from compact angle grinders to large, powerful angle grinders; along with straight grinders and a comprehensive high frequency range.
The new products remove up to 30 per cent more material, allowing for faster job completion and reduced costs. Technical innovations have reduced the grinders’ vibration, for even material removal and optimized surface pattern.
View a video on important grinder attributes.
Speed is also an important feature of high-quality grinders. The latest grinders are designed for constant speed, especially under load. The grinders’ motors are constructed with a high copper content—boosting the tools’ ability to cope with overload. Optimal motor ventilation has been built in through side and rear vent slots.
The GRIT GHB 15-50 Inox Universal is a hand-held belt grinder ideal for stainless steel processing. It was designed for stationary use with table support, and a patented tool-free belt tensioning system. Other features include an anti-vibration handle, short setup time for stationary belt grinding, and a variable speed motor.
The WSG 20-180 and WSG 20-230 large angle grinders from Fein have a low gear head, making them suitable for use in small areas. Safety is optimized with the soft-start feature, and safety self-start switch. The rear handle was designed to allow rotating through four positions, and the tool also has dustproof ball bearings and sealed electrical components.
FEIN Canadian Power Tool Company is a leading power tool manufacturer located in Mississauga, Ont. For more information, visit www.fein.ca.
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