The importance for a dedicated tungsten electrode grinder cannot be overemphasized in some types of welding applications. When buying your first tungsten grinder, you should get an industrial grade tool from the start. While they require more financial commitment, they are sure to last longer than cheaper versions.
If you are looking for a professional grade hand-held grinder in a compact size, then the Miller Tungsten Grinder is for you. It has all the features of other professional grade grinders in the market but it is not as bulky. The Miller Tungsten Grinder features a slim design, which makes it easier to operate by hand, compared to other grinders with similar features. Accessories are available for larger electrodes.
Miller grinder parts
The head of the grinder shows you all the options available. It has multiple ports for different thickness of electrodes. It can also grind in four pre-set angles, 15, 18, 22.5 and 30 degrees. Lastly, it has the option for creating a flat tip.
While most benchtop grinders require presetting preparations to work, the miller Weldcraft grinder is simple to use. It is as easy as turning it on and inserting the electrode into the right port. You will be able to see the node size and the grinding angle on the side of the head. Because the diamond wheel is used solely for tungsten grinding, your electrode will not be contaminated in the grinding process.
The Miller Tungsten Grinder, also known as Weldcraft Triad tungsten grinder, comes with many accessories to add more features. The first one is the cutting attachment, which allows the user to make accurate cuts in pre-set lengths. This is important if your applications need extremely short tungsten electrodes.
The Miller Tungsten Grinder can also be equipped with the double-decker grinding kit. This add-on to the head allows the user to do more grinding angles while adding only 0.4 lbs. This add-on is important if you are doing orbital TIG applications. It comes with its second wheel that expands your pre-set angle options. This negates the need for additional grinders when working away from your shop.
If there is a need to prevent dust from flying around, the operator can also attach the protective cover attachment. It has a slight effect on the ease of handling the hand-held grinder. However, it is effective in diverting the direction of the dust expelled from the tool.
When working in your shop, you can also get the mounting accessory for the grinder. You can screw this mount to a table away from your welding area. Once screwed in place, you can insert the grinder into the hole of the mount so that it remains in place while grinding.
With the mount, you no longer need to hold the grinder while operating it. The vibrations of the tool will be passed on to the mount and into the table. If you need to use it away from your shop, you can just remove it from the mount.
Ease of use
The Miller Weldcraft grinder is easy to use and handle. With simple instructions, you can teach your staff around the shop how to use the Miller Tungsten Grinder. Even beginners can give you an accurate grind with this tool. You can trust them with this important task without worrying that they might grind the electrode sideways or waste too much of the electrode.
A tough lightweight tool
The primary reason for buying the Miller Tungsten Grinder is for its toughness. As a professional grade grinder, it will be able to handle tough working environments. Its toughness should be the norm in the hand-held tungsten grinder market. Even in the outdoors, the Miller Tungsten Grinder will give you accurately ground electrodes.
To protect it during transport, it comes with a steel case where you can place all the accessories that you need to bring with you. It will keep your grinder secure when you are done using it. It also ensures that the Miller Tungsten Grinder will last long even if you use it in different weather conditions.
Overall, the Miller grinder is one of the best in the business for long-term outdoor use. It is lightweight, so you can use it even in awkward positions. It gives you multiple preparation options while still giving you a clean and well-shaped tungsten electrode tip.