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Coventry Grinders Open For Business

For every company battling through these times there comes a point where we will all have to take a leap of faith in regards to our businesses.

That time is now for Coventry Grinders.

From this Monday 11th we will be open everyday.

At present, we will still be running a significantly reduced staff and supplying most customers via carrier rather than our own transport, however this will change as things progress. We also happily welcome customer collections.

This will of course be a gradual process keeping the health and safety of staff and customers as the top priority – following strict guidelines such as social distancing.

As we will be running a reduced staff, we would ask our valued customers to work with us as lead times and quotations may be slightly delayed. 

We hope that this increase in time at our branch will help our customers and we do welcome any questions or queries regarding our service or policies.

We look forward to continuing to support British manufacturing and engineering and wish you all well.

Stay safe,

The Team @ Coventry Grinders

Partial Re-opening / Customer Support

From this coming week Coventry Grinders will be partially “re-opening” to help support our customers in this very strange time.

We will still mainly be operating remotely, however, we will now be attending the branch on Tuesdays and Thursdays to cut/pack/ship customer orders. These days and their frequency will be reviewed in the coming weeks.

This will allow us to supply with only small delays compared to usual our usual service – we will happily work with customers expectations and lead times as best we can. We would appreciate correspondence and enquiries electronically if possible, as we may not always be able to answer the main line whilst at the branch.

We know that some companies are going above and beyond at present and, are having to continue to complete work to secure the future of their businesses. We would like to do our bit to help where we can.

It is important to note that there will be only one member of staff in the office and/or stores at any one time and we will only be sending orders by carrier or pallet freight (there will be some exceptions).

The safety of our staff and customers is of the highest priority and if we feel at any time these new measures are not safe enough, we will have no hesitation in reverting back to working fully remotely once more.

We have plenty of stock of all our usual lines and of course bespoke material/cutting work/abrasives will be available as usual.

Let’s keep showing the country how great engineering and manufacturing is here – we will get through this!

Stay Safe.

The Coventry Grinders Team.


First to our loyal business to business customers:

Due to the current situation, Coventry Grinders have decided to take Government advice and close down our business for a 3-4 week period as from today.

We will of course be able to work from home quoting and liaising with yourselves as normal – please feel free to keep in contact and ask any question you may need answers to

Unfortunately we will not be able to work on your orders right now, however the situation is fluid and will assess things as the days and weeks progress and supply customers as and when possible – please bear with us


Secondly, our online/website customers:

You will be able to purchase through the webshop but we cannot guarantee at present when these will be shipped as they may not be shipped until we return.

***Please bear this in mind before you purchase ***


Thank you all for your custom and stay safe.

The Coventry Grinders Team

COVID-19 Update

As the current pandemic unfolds and evolves, we would like to inform you that Coventry Grinders is still open for business as normal and every staff member is taking the necessary precautions as per Government guidelines.

Currently our main product lines and supply chains have been unaffected allowing us to continue to provide the high quality of service you are used to.

Things may change in the future but at present please continue to send in your orders and enquiries.

The engineering sector is important to all of us and we will do whatever we can to keep supporting it and the economy.

We wish everyone the best in this very difficult time and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you

The Coventry Grinders Team

Coventry Grinders CG3 Ceramic Grinding Wheel * VIDEO*

In the below video we show the performance of our own brand of ceramic grinding wheel made with Norton ceramic grain on a hard material. Test piece is hardened D2 tool steel (1.2379) hardened to 62 deg Rockwell C. Wheel specification is a 46 grit K hardness. Ceramic likes pressure to perform at its optimum.

We demonstrate on a Jones & Shipman 540 Surface grinder, We used this machine as its the most popular machine found in toolrooms in the UK. We show a 0.002″, 0.003″ and then a 0.005″ feed rate. Used a single point diamond with a rough dress.

The wheel performs extremely well, cool cutting on dry grinding. We stock a comprehensive range of Ceramic wheels from internal, external, Surface and cylindrical in various grit sizes.

Please feel free to browse them on our website or contact us on for more information.

£12.00£312.00 Inc. VAT

Our Grinding Wheels

Dish & Taper Cup Ceramic Wheels

£25.20£27.60 Inc. VAT

Our Grinding Wheels

Blue Ceramic Internal Wheels

£5.17£16.39 Inc. VAT

Our Grinding Wheels

White Internal Grinding Wheels

£4.51£20.24 Inc. VAT

Our Grinding Wheels

White Grinding Wheels

£9.90£86.40 Inc. VAT

Our Grinding Wheels

Dish & Taper Cup Wheels

£18.72£20.16 Inc. VAT

Customer Support & Product Development

Missing that personal touch? Sales representatives visiting you a thing of the past?

At Coventry Grinders, absolutely not. 

We offer a completely personalised service with our internal and external sales staff. We are able to visit you and diagnose problems and provide solutions with product or process.

Whether it is a simple grinding operation or consignment stocks. We can offer it all.

With internal account management, all your needs can also be catered for, usually by 1 assigned person, with transparency and professionalism at the forefront.

Often these two go hand in hand and work simultaneously to offer our customers the very best service.

If you would like us to pay you a visit to discuss your requirements or just a phone call to have a chat. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

tel: 02476 233933


Coventry Grinders Sawing Capacity

Increased sawing capacity

One of the many strings to Coventry Grinders bow is our cutting service / capacity. 

We have recently increased our capacity and are now running 3 saws, 2 saws capable of 300mm width (pictured above) and 1 capable of 457mm (18″).

This has allowed us to deal with our increased volume in bespoke cutting jobs and quantity orders. Most importantly, allowing us to turn jobs around quickly and keep our valued customers happy.

Bespoke Gauge Plate Cutting & Grinding Service


Tired of machining from standard size Gauge Plate / Ground Flat Stock?

Do you want to save machining time and labour costs?

Would you like to save money and be more successful against your competitors?

If you have answered yes to any of these then we can help!

Here at Coventry Grinders we offer a bespoke cutting and grinding service on Gauge Plate / Ground Flat Stock.

For little additional cost we can supply your requirement as you need it. From 1 off’s to high multiples, cut only to 6 faced machined blanks we can help.  Job numbers, detail numbers and part numbers can all be added to the packaging making distribution of the work piece to the machinist easy.

Buy a cut piece as you need it not what is a standard length, save money on buying what you require not what you have to take.

Save labour cost and scrapping errors by letting Coventry Grinders cut the Gauge Plate / Ground Flat Stock to size.

We offer very competitive pricing and no job is too big or small.  Fast and efficient turnaround coupled with a professional and friendly experience from enquiry to delivery.

Give us a call and start to save instantly.

The History of Coventry Grinders

The History of Coventry Grinders

The Midlands is well known as the heartland of engineering and automotive manufacturing sectors throughout the twentieth century. Coventry has always been a big part of these industries and has been the home to several pioneers in both the science and engineering sectors. Coventry Grinders was established many decades ago during the 1930s, with the aim of serving the highly demanding and ever-growing industries.

During the early days, Coventry Grinders was a large engineering company that had a unique skillset for that time. Coventry Grinders has always been innovative and offered apprenticeships and jobs for locals. The organisation was mainly focused purely on grinding and served Coventry and the Midlands as well as the rest of England.

Since then Coventry Grinders has changed ownership twice and is now run by its third owner. Coventry Grinders is proud that all our owners have been from the local area, and are committed to the growth of the region and the UK’s manufacturing industry as a whole.

During the last eight years, Coventry Grinders has increased its service offering and now supplies key steel and gauge plate as well as a wide range of abrasives. Now the business has an equal split between both product types and serves a nationwide customer base.

We are very proud of our heritage and believe we have significantly developed over the last 80 years to serve the requirements of the evolving engineering sector. Coventry Grinders still prioritise fulfilling commitment to their customers’ needs and will continue to do so. Looking to the future, Coventry Grinders wants to continue its run of success and develop the business further.
Coventry Grinders are technical distributors of grinding wheels and abrasive products and are proud to be stockists of many leading brands. If you would like to learn more about us please click here; you can also find our online stock here. We’d love to speak to you and find out how we can help your business; please get in touch by calling 024 7623 3933 or emailing us at

Coventry Grinders eBay shop

Coventry Grinders eBay shop

Coventry Grinders are specialists in supplying gauge plate, grinding wheels, abrasives and silver steel. Our expertise and extensive product range makes us a popular choice for engineers and toolmakers for over 20 years.

Following our recent success of the Coventry Grinders’ website, we have extended our online presence with our very own eBay shop. With over a hundred products available and more to be added, our eBay shop offers an extensive range of Coventry Grinders’ products. Whilst being perfect for individuals who are looking to purchase either standard or bespoke gauge plate, ground flat stock, silver steel or key steel products.  Continue reading