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Old 12-20-2011, 12:09 PM
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Benchtop grinder for polishing

I need to buy a new benchtop grinder.
I also would like to use it to polish parts.
Is there a specific type of grinder that would lend itself to polishing parts if I change out one side for a buffing wheel?

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Old 12-20-2011, 12:49 PM
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polishers and grinders are a little different, as i'm sure you realize,
in both the motor and shaft length

the shaft style being the most important
you really need the extra room, to move around the piece you are working on, with out the motor getting in the way

polishers are made to be able to really stuff the piece you are working on into the polishing wheel
creating a very high load on the motor

most grinders motors will kick out, if you do that
the bigger the grinder you could get, the better

if you are going to do any amount of polishing,
i would recommend just getting a polisher
here is a good example of a cheap one
im sure you could find a cheaper one if you shop around
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