Double-side grinder. Double-side grinder (known also as a dual feed grinder or dualt) is a special kind of grinder which allows both grinding and cutting simultaneously.
It is basically a two-piece grinder with a large grinding blade placed on top of the grinding bed. A single blade, which is placed below, is used for grinding. The blade of the grinder is either vertically-slashed or laterally-slashed, depending on the type of grinding wheel used. The cutter head, which is placed on the table at right angles to the grinding surface, is rotated either vertically or horizontally, depending on which way the machine is running, and is operated using a rotating crank mechanism.
Unlike other two-piece grinders, it does not require a grinding wheel. Instead, a belt is used to roll the grinding wheel. This is more economical than having to buy a grinding wheel separately. Also, unlike the dual-feeds, there is no need for a storage box. The grinding wheels, belts, and other equipment used are built into the unit, and therefore the machine will always be in good working condition.
If you are looking to buy a grinder which can perform both grinding and cutting simultaneously, this grinder is for you. However, since there is only one grinding wheel, the dual-feeds are useless. So if you want to grind and cut at the same time, you would need to buy another grinder – or look for a dual-feed model which is not intended to do both tasks at once.
There are many different types of double-side grinders, such as those designed for cutting, those which are designed to grind as well, and also a few that are meant specifically to provide both functions. You can even buy a multi-purpose grinder, designed to perform both grinding and cutting.
There are also some models of these grinders, called “hybrid” grinders. These double-side grinders include a grinding bed, which is similar to a reciprocating saw, with an optional cutting edge.
Grinding is more efficient than cutting, and it takes up less room. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a two-sided grinder to reduce the amount of room necessary for the storage of your equipment. The double-sided grinder is also perfect for people who like to grind on their own and would like to do so in peace and quiet.
In general, the grinding wheels are made from steel, which is stronger and durable than other materials, but can be rather noisy, depending on the brand. Some models come with diamond-plate grinding wheels.
Double-sided grinders are known for being quite versatile and able to do a variety of tasks. When purchasing a two-sided grinder, you may find that you have more than one job in mind when purchasing and need more than one grinder to meet all your needs.