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How to Choose the Correct Tungsten Grinder

Let’s face it, there are seemingly hundreds of tungsten grinders and tungsten grinding methods on the market. Many are good products, but more than a few are junk or snake oil. How can you be sure that the tungsten grinder you are considering is worth its weight? Easy, use this simple Q&A list and you’ll be sure to choose the correct tungsten grinder for your particular welding application. Free free to contact us as well for a free tungsten electrode grinder consultation. You can also take a look at our tungsten electrode guide to get a deeper look at why we make the recommendations that we do.

Questions to Choose the Correct Tungsten Grinder

QuestionConditions
Does it grind longitudinally? A necessity
Does it incorporate a diamond-grinding wheel? A necessity
How many electrodes can a typical diamond grinding wheel make before requiring replacement?The more the better. This also varies based on operator use.
If a cutting apparatus is needed, does it offer a diamond-cutting wheel with measurement apparatus?Notching the electrode and hand breaking is not acceptable
How short can the electrode be cut?Match this condition to your needs.
What is the surface finish to the electrode after grinding?20 RMS is fine for most uses, finer finishes are even better.
How quickly does it take to flat, grind, and cut a typical electrode?A .040” diameter electrode should not take more than 60 seconds after setup.
What is the process for setup to flat, grind, and cut different electrode diameters, angles, flats, and lengths?It should sound simple and direct. Otherwise, it will take too long and become cumbersome.
What is the process the equipment operator needs to follow to complete one electrode?It should simple enough that all welders can repeat the process and produce the same electrode.
What tolerances can a typical operator expect to produce for the angle, length, and flat?Match these to your needs.
Are accessories such as vacuum dust collection, on site carrying case, a wide variety of collets, etc. readily available? Is support readily available? What is the warranty?Match these to your needs.
How expensive is it?Expect to pay quite a bit more than a standard bench grinder, but a good tungsten grinder will pay for itself over time with saved welding time, saved electrode preparation time, and improved welds.

Choose the Correct Tungsten Grinder from DGP

Considering a tungsten grinder from Diamond Ground Products? Use the information below to review our selection of tungsten grinders based on features, benefits and price. You can always contact Diamond Ground Products directly and we can connect you with a welding engineer to review your needs and make sure you get the tungsten electrode grinder that is best for you or your company.

Tungsten GrinderPriceDimensionsWeightTungsten DiametersGrind RangeFinishTip FlatNotch CutExact CutGeneral GrindingDiamond GrindingDual GrindingHigh PolishingVacuum
Tungsten GrinderPriceDimensionsWeightTungsten DiametersGrind RangeFinishTip FlatNotch CutExact CutGeneral GrindingDiamond GrindingDual GrindingHigh PolishingVacuum
Piranha II$795.0014" x 10" x 9"14 lbs.040" - 3/32"10° - 60°20 Ra
Piranha II with Cabinet$1,770.0036" x 36" x 52"141 lbs.040" - 3/32"10° - 60°20 Ra
Piranha III$1,495.0020" x 16" x 16"51 lbs.040" - 3/16"10° - 60°20 Ra
Piranha III with Cabinet$2,470.0036" x 36" x 52"178 lbs.040" - 3/16"10° - 60°20 Ra
DGP-1$1,464.0024" x 17" x 20"41 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-1 V2$2,335.0036" x 36" x 52"159 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-2$1,896.0024" x 17" x 20"37 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-2 V2$2,770.0036" x 36" x 52"162 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-3$2,015.0024" x 17" x 20"37 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-3 V2$2,885.0036" x 36" x 52"162 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-4$2,224.0024" x 17" x 20"37 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-4 V2$3,095.0036" x 36" x 52"162 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°20 Ra
DGP-HP$2,313.0024" x 17" x 20"41 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°8 Ra
DGP-HP V2$3,190.0036" x 36" x 52"162 lbs.040" - 3/16"6° - 120°8 Ra

DGP Offers Free Tungsten Grinders for Testing

We’re so confident that you’ll love our tungsten electrode grinders, we even offer a free trial of our tungsten electrode grinders on certain models. That’s right, give us a call at 805-498-3837 and we’ll work to let you try before you buy. How’s that for confidence in our tungsten electrode grinders? Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Call us today at 805-498-3837 for a free tungsten grinder consultation.

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