What is a die grinder and what it is used for?
A die grinder is a tiny, hand power tool which has a rotating spindle where a collet holds the grinding bit. The polishing bit that rotates at very high speed is used for removing material from the work-piece. They act like rotary tools and are usually powered by compressed air or electricity.
It is used for grinding, sanding, honing, polishing, or machining material (typically metal, but also plastic or wood).
Types of Die Grinders
Power sources different:
Die Grinder powered with compressed air called air or pneumatic die grinder, while powered
with electricity called electric die grinder.
And there are also Straight Die Grinder and Right Angle Die Grinder.
Straight die grinders are just regular die grinders. They are straight and almost much like a sort of large screwdriver.
Right angle die grinders work the same as straight die grinders, except for the fact that the bit on a right angle die grinder is perpendicular to the body.
Straight die grinder vs Right die grinder, which one should i choose?
A right angle die grinder is used to work at tight spaces where the straight die grinders cannot fit it. The straight version of the tool along with the cutting bit may be too long to work inside the machine and automobile parts. So straight die grinder or right angle die grinder, which one to choose,it depends on your current situation.
Die Grinder Bits:
There are many kinds of die grinder bits you can choose.
Wood Cutting Wheels
Metal Cutting Wheels
Above attachments are just samples that you can use with your die grinder. As you know, die grinder is a very versatile tool. In actual job ,we only use small fraction of these attachment. So, even if you aren’t going to use all of the accessories, it’s still a worthwhile tool to get.