Do Your Grinding Wheels Need A Tune Up?

It’s a fact that grinding wheels will endure wear and tear over time. Because of this, they require regular maintenance to keep them working like new, so grinding wheel dressers and dressing sticks become integral parts of the process.

Grinding wheel dressers are also known as grinding dressers or wheel dressers or diamond rolls. Diamond dressers offer many benefits, some of which include a decreased dressing cost per piece, a constant high-precision operation, optimal dresser versatility, and fast dressing of even the most complex wheel profiles. Since different designs and applications call for different dressing tools, it’s important to work with a supplier that can help you determine which type will work best for your needs. Four of the basic types most commonly used with CNC grinders include stationary dressers, crush rolls, diamond crush rolls, and rotary diamond dressers, all of which are used for grinding more complex shapes.

Aside from the grinding dresser itself, you may also need dressing sticks. These are stick-shapes made from a hard material, generally the same material as a dresser, but they use a stronger bonding agent. This gives them a harder composition than the grinding wheel. Properly selected grinding sticks can not only be used for dressing and truing conventional vitrified abrasive wheels, but they can improve the performance of CBN and diamond grinding wheels as well.

Fine particles will be flying off of the wheel during truing or dressing and it’s important to note that, when working with grinding sticks or any superabrasive tools, you should wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye injury. Remember to always store grinding wheel dressers and other metal tools in a dry location to avoid rust. Maintain a clean work area to cut down on the likelihood of injury and check for damaged parts before using any grinding wheel, dresser, or dressing stick.

Whether you use a CBN or diamond grinding wheel or other cutting products, having the right tools for the job is of the utmost importance. Grinding dresser experts like Continental Diamond Tool and Consort Precision Diamond can provide quality tools and custom manufacturing to suit your specific needs, with precision products and outstanding customer service without rival. Order products tailor-made to your project’s needs, produced by skilled technicians who can supply a finished product in as little as a week. Enjoy stellar customer service that will ensure, from start to finish, that you are getting the right product for your needs.