Bench Grinders

Bench Grinders, Pedestal Grinders, and More at Penn Tool Co.

Almost every well-stocked machine shop and workstation area has at least one bench grinder, especially if the organization in question is using said shop to shape metals. They’re useful for those doing restoration, reclamation, and fabrication projects alike.

That’s made bench grinders very much in demand among those in the industrial and commercial spaces. Hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts also often turn to bench grinders to keep their other tools looking sharp.

Depending on the size of your workbench as well as the types of tools and metal pieces you’re working with, your ideal bench grinder may be very different from the large ones used in full-scale industrial operations. That’s why we’ve taken the time to put together an inclusive collection of different bench and pedestal grinders that can meet the diverse needs of an equally wide audience.

What are Bench Grinding Machines Used For?

Do you have dated, dull, or rough metal objects that you’re hoping to restore to their former glory? A heavy duty bench grinder is a very practical tool that extends the life of your more frequently used tools.

Think scissors, knives, chisels, gardening tools, and just about any other metal appliance that you can name. An industrial bench grinder is essentially two spindles with wheels (typically buffer or wire wheels) that are attached to either side of a motor.

Depending on what you’re looking to accomplish and which wheels are attached to the machine, industrial bench grinders are capable of a variety of functions. These can include cleaning, shaping, sharpening, polishing, or buffing out imperfections on metal items.

You can find the industry’s leading brands at Penn Tool Co.

At Penn Tool Co, we’re extremely proud to provide several top-of-the-line brands that you know and trust. Shop heavy duty bench grinders by Jet, Baldor, Palmgren and other well-known brand names.

Size and power level are both important considerations when selecting a pedestal or bench grinder. This is especially true of those who need full-sized machines that are going to see a great deal of heavy usage.

How Powerful Should Giant Grinding Machines Be?

Many devices provide multiple power outputs that you can select from when using them. Headstock pieces in a Knuth Universal multi grinding machine offer 110, 200 and 300 RPM.

The headstock speed is only one consideration when considering power levels, however. You’ll also want to look at the output level of the motor in question.

An ATCGMN2 tool and cutter grinder has a powerful ½HP motor that makes it as strong as many garage door openers. This should normally be enough power for even the toughest jobs.

How Do I Choose a Bench Grinder?

Think about the amount of space you have as well as the maximum amount of power you need. In general, it’s easier to dial back the power on a stronger grinder than it is to try and use a more modest one for chores that are beyond its level.

Those who prefer not to frequently replace their other pieces of equipment they’re working with can always turn to a bench grinder to extend the overall life of the tools and parts they rely on.

On the other hand, you might need multiple full-sized pieces of equipment in order to meet the needs of a busy workday. If you don’t have any suitable benchwork, then you’ll want to consider an add-on pedestal.

Pedestal Bench Grinders

Simply adding on a cast iron pedestal will give you a convenient place to position your new grinder right on the floor. Securely attaching this unit to a lower surface will help to ensure that it can be used in any situation where a bench grinder would have otherwise been called for.

Find Powerful & Reliable Industrial Grinders at Penn Tool Co.

Some of the top brands in the industry are always hard at work putting together new models for crafters and carpenters to look over, so we always invite you to take a closer look. For more information about the best pieces in the industry, use our handy online contact form.