An exceptional, highly engineered and appointed precision instrument for the glass artist The Grinder includes all the attachments and accessories you will need, including two grinder bits, a 1" and a 3/4".
- Powerful DC brushless motor
- 4500 RPM
- 110-220 VAC for universal use
- Low profile, contemporary design
- Vibration control
Powerful, whisper operation - super quiet, powerful motor boasts a torque of 57 oz/in (0.4 N/m) at 4500 RPM, surpassing any model available. Vibration dampening technology absorbs shock and provides added stability to maintain an extremely quiet whisper operation.
Tremendous Surface Area - designed with a spacious 12" x 16" (30 x 40 cm) surface. Experience the robust power along with an ultra-smooth and chip-free grind.
Universal Compatibility - equipped with a 5 ft. (1.5 m) durable and removable 3-prong cord which meets international standards and is 110-220 VAC compatible. The secondary platform with water reservoir can be effortlessly placed on top of the main grid enabling use of 1/4" and 1/8" spindle top bits. Equipped with its own reservoir and Aqua Flow System, the secondary platform has water ingeniously delivered to the grinding head for flawless execution.
The Guard - a wear resistant splash curtain designed to keep the work surface clean and dry. It is manufactured from 100% BPA free, wear resistant, flexible soft silicone material. Glass pieces of unlimited size and length can easily slide through the bristles which capture debris and water returning to the reservoir.
Removable Water Tray - Unlike other grinders, the water reservoir comes equipped with a removable tray which can be easily emptied after use. With handles on each side, the lift-out tray makes cleanup simple and safe. Eliminate carrying a heavy awkward grinder to the sink or potentially spilling its contents on floors and work surfaces. Any accumulated glass grit can be cleaned out with the included scraper and disposed of or repurposed.
Water Wave Stabilizer Design & Support System - The uniquely designed main grid has incorporated supports and baffles on the underside to stabilize the work surface, limiting water movement during tray transport.
Accessory Drawer - The exclusive, compartmentalized and built-in drawer is a space saving way to store spare bits, included scraper, Aqua Flow System® replacement brushes, stainless steel bit guard, and other tools!
Everwear Bit Guard - Made from durable stainless steel, the bit guard allows interchangeable usage of 3/4" and 1" grinding bit sizes. (INCLUDED)
EZ -Guide Channels - equipped with convenient channels located on each side of the working surface for attaching tools.
The Aqua Flow System - Artists won’t realize the short comings of a conventional sponge until they’ve experienced the ingenuity of a highly engineered water system included with THE GRINDER. To replace ineffective sponges and enhance glass grinding, two Aqua Flow Systems® and three brushes are included for both main and elevated work surfaces. With the Aqua Flow System, the bristles do not absorb sludge or dry-out, eliminating the need for constant cleaning, adjusting and rehydration.
EZ -View Windows & Lift Grid - It’s important to keep a sufficient flow of water to your bit head while grinding. Reservoir water level can be continuously monitored through the EZ-View Windows. The Lift Grid easily removes for the addition of water or cleaning with the smartly-designed cutouts.
Quick-Fit Bit System - Easy to use and time saving. No need to find and use keys or locking tools – no grinder freeze-ups – no frustration! Changing bits is simple and fast, even for individuals with reduced grip strength. Durable and Corrosion Free, high-impact polymers extend the life of the Quick-Fit Bit Holder and eliminate the possibility of corrosion and freeze-ups on the grinder shaft.
Ultra-Smooth, Long Lasting Grind - Engineered with industrial elastomer, the Quick-Fit Bit Holder absorbs grinding vibration and protects glass from fracturing, chipping or shelled edges. Layers of high-quality diamond particles give the Quick-Fit Bit a long-lasting, ever-sharp grind. The Quick-Fit Bit Holder may be adjusted vertically on the grinder shaft, the bit may be reversed to utilize the full glass grinding surface.
Prolonged Bit Life, Anti-Clog Technology - The proprietary anti-clog brush bristles allow water to flow continuously, while cleaning the bit head. This feature maximizes the life of grinding bits, ultimately saving you money on replacements. The Aqua Flow System’s anti-clog technology allows water to flow continuously, drawing sludge away from the grinding bit back to the reservoir.
- * * * * *30/03/2019
Spare partsBy A Green
So. The Grinder is definitely a first class piece of kit.
However..... the availability of spare parts is not good. I needed to replace the grinder bit (ring) only to discover that the only way to do this is to but the complete Fit-Bit unit!
CGG did tell me a couple of months ago that they would be getting a shipment of grinder rings.
Come on CGG - you need to up your game on after sales service!
That said CGG are by far the best suppliers of all things stained glass.
NOTE: The replacement rings are now available here: https://www.creativeglassguild.co.uk/prod/mini-g-bit-system-for-the-grinder
Spare rings for the Quick Fit Bits are here: https://www.creativeglassguild.co.uk/prod/quick-fit-bit-replacement-bit
- * * * * *21/01/2019
Fabulous!!!!By joanne BROWN
This grinder does exactly what it says on the box and the LED strip WOW. Smooth, quiet, very easy to clean!!!!! The large work surface makes life a lot easier you can keep several pieces on there as you fit them together and long/large pieces are no problem ,grinds cut bottles like a hot knife cutting butter. Best grinder I've ever used. Yes it's expensive but i think it's worth every penny. THANKYOU !!!!
- * * * * *24/11/2018
A big surpriseBy A Green
I very rarely post reviews online, so here is the exception.
First, I ordered The Grinder on Wednesday afternoon and it arrived lunch time Thursday, so top marks for that.
First impression is that it does look very stylish, which from experience usually that means it is hiding problems.
However, having assembled it, the big surprise is that this is a serious piece of kit. which seems very well built and solid. I've only ground a couple of pieces of glass so far, but I have to say the performance is way better than other grinders I have used.
So far I am very pleased with this grinder.
The only downside is the price, but to be honest if you compare it with other home studio / semi professional grinders it is probably worth the extra money.
The next task is to see how long it lasts, and whether the 7 year warranty is what it appears to be.