An electrically driven tool for cutting a workpiece, using a disc (cutting wheel) fixed on it and rotating at high speed, was named "Bulgarian". It has long ceased to belong to the category of exclusively professional equipment and the most diverse:
- By power and shaft rotation speed.
- In terms of usage and functionality.
- By size and weight of the device.
Models are presented today in hardware stores and buy a cutting wheel won't be difficult today. At the same time, having decided on the characteristics, the user will have to select a consumable without fail and buy a cutting disc or a disc, without which it is simply impossible to use the grinder for its intended purpose (they are not included in the set with the grinder sold) The multifunctionality of this tool implies the use of a specific type of disc for processing certain materials. Here's what you need to know for an amateur who decides to purchase a grinder to carry out, for example, self-repair in an apartment or in the country.
Classification of cutting wheels for grinders
Lovers who decide to choose a circle for their grinder should immediately learn the main rule of making a choice. In principle, there are no universal discs for this type of tools. The main condition for their classification is the material that will be processed (sawn) using them:
- Natural wood of any species and other types of lumber (chipboard, MDF, fiberboard or plywood).
- Metal - for working with metal, discs are selected depending on the grade of material - steel, ferrous metals or soft non-ferrous alloys (for example, aluminum).
- Concrete, natural or artificial stone, including ceramic and tile.
On the website of the supplier, the Prom-Port company, the listed types are presented in the corresponding sections of the online catalog. And finally, the last, important selection criterion is the size of the seat and the maximum revolutions of the tool shaft. These parameters are indicated by the manufacturer of the grinder in the technical data sheet of the product and on the discs themselves. Additionally, you should pay attention to the manufacturer of the cutting discs. As a rule, discs from well-known companies allow you to perform a better cut and last much longer when compared with cheap Asian counterparts.