5- and 6-inch tools like grinding wheels or flap discs can enable you to cover more area faster, making you work more efficiently. Not only that, they are becoming both lighter and cheaper. Their extended reach and lighter weight mean that they are no longer restricted to use in construction–they can be used for metal fabrication, laying pipes, ship-building, and more. They can significantly increase productivity and reduce builder fatigue. However, it’s best to make sure that you know which tool is best for the job, and in some cases the larger tools are still better.
- Using a 5- or 6-inch grinding tool allows you to cover more area faster, decreasing your time spent grinding or blending.
- 5- and 6-inch grinding tools have become both lighter and cheaper over the last few years, making them an even better choice.
- Here are ways to decide which tool best suits which job, and how to use them to optimize your performance.
“Expanded reach capabilities have made 5- and 6-inch grinding tools popular in construction applications for a long time. As large-diameter tools have become lighter and more manageable for operators, their use is growing in other applications as well.”