If a ball mill uses water during grinding, it is a wet mill. A typical ball mill will have a drum length that is 1 or 1.5 times the drum diameter. Ball mills with a drum length to diameter ratio greater than 1.5 are referred to as tube mills. Ball mills may be primary or secondary grinders.uses of ball mill mills. New and Used Ball Mills for Sale Savona Equipment is a new and used Ball Mill supplier worldwide.A ball mill is a type of grinder used to grind materials into extremely fine powder for use in mineral dressing processes, paints, pyrotechnics, ceramics and selective laser sintering.Various ball mill machines, vertical roller mills and sag mills are widely used in the mining industry. Grate ball mills and raw mills are mostly used for mineral processing in some enterprises of mining industries. Wet ball mill and rod mill are commonly used in mineral processing production line, to grind various hardness ore materials.