Learn about the different types of grinders and polishers with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Grinders are used for cutting, grinding, polishing, sanding, sharpening and more. Different types of grinders are used for different applications. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll know which grinder you need to get the job done right. Read through our grinders and polishers buyer’s guide.
Types of Grinders & Polishers
An angle grinder is one of the most versatile tools you can have in your shop. By using different attachments and wheels, you can can cut, sand, polish, sharpen and grind with an angle grinder. They can be used with a variety of materials, from metal to tile to wood.
A bench grinder is for a variety of jobs around the shop. You can sharpen tools, such as chisels and lawn mower blades, to help prolong their lifespan. Bench grinders are also great for removing rust, heavy duty cleaning and polishing. Learn more about bench grinders with our Bench Grinder Buyer’s Guide.
A cut-off grinder can be used to cut through rebar, steel tubing and pipe. While similar to an angle grinder, a cut-off grinder is smaller and more lightweight, making it easy to get into tighter spaces that would otherwise be harder to reach with angle grinder.
A die grinder is a small tool used to grind the inside of tubing and pipes. It removes any burrs or excess metal leftover from when the pipe was made. The handheld grinder can also be used for precision work such as engraving, buffing and polishing.
Polishers are used to buff and polish a variety of surfaces–flooring, counter tops, cars and more. Whichever surface you’re working on, the goal is to take a dull surface and give it a bright finish. A variable speed polisher is typically used for automotive work and household use, all depending on the brand and attachments available.