Concrete grinders are essential for any custom residential concrete company. It is a very necessary part of many procedures that are used to create a beautifully finished product. When searching for the perfect grinder for a job, project, or just for your own business, look for the following features. They can make the difference between an excellent grinder and a very poor one.
First: Be sure to look for a grinder that has a dust shroud and vacuum place. In addition to keeping the air safer and easier for you to breathe, such a bag will also make clean up much, much easier. It should catch all the powder and dust that is created while the grinder is grinding your concrete surface.
Without the vacuum on your grinder, the dust will be everywhere from floor to roof. I’ve done my share of grinding and I can tell that concrete dust is one of the most unpleasant things as it gets everywhere, makes a paste when you sweat, and dries your skin.
Second: A quality grinder worth the price tag should come with a variety of attachments so that it can be used in multiple applications. It should come with several different grit pads. Getting a grinder with these kinds of options will enable you to use the grinder more frequently and thus help you to save money in the long run.
Your grinder should come complete with a handheld extension of the grinder. Using this part of the machine can make the difference between a high-gloss, smooth job and a job in which the machine marks and abrasive markings are visible. If at all possible, get a good grinder that has this feature.
Third: Here is another feature to search for when looking for that perfect grinder. You want one that has the grinding head and the cup wheel spring-loaded. Such a feature keeps the machine itself level and flat, allowing for even polishing and grinding of the floor beneath it.
Fourth: The last feature that you should look for when searching for a concrete grinder is a built-in circuit breaker. A grinder with one of these will ensure that you do not blow a circuit in the house or in your workshop while using the machine. For ease of mind and ease of use, be sure to get a machine with a circuit breaker already in place.
Now when you shop for a grinder, there are a few other tips that you should definitely be aware of. First, understand that the grinders come in different styles. While some grinding machines have handheld accessories, there are other grinders that are specifically handheld. These are for smaller projects; the larger, walking machines are for large projects that could be tedious on the back if a handheld machine were used.
Secondly, know the area that you will be working in. For example, if you are grinding a floor that has lots of nooks and crannies, you will probably want a smaller grinder. On the other hand, polishing a basement would probably require a large grinder that would get large areas of concrete polished faster.
Accessories and the size of the machine can make a huge difference in the value of your investment in a grinding machine. Do your research. Do not give up the search until you have sniffed out the best concrete grinder for the best deal possible.