In this paper, metal-bonded diamond wheels of different sized abrasive grain with different porosity were fabricated. Grinding experiments with these wheels on three kinds of materials were carried out under different grinding conditions. Experimental results revealed that wheel with high porosity (38%) had smaller grinding forces and specific energy than the one with a medium porosity (24%) on grinding G603. However, on grinding harder materials like Red granite or ceramics of Al2O3, the wheel with 38% porosity had bigger grinding forces and specific energy than the wheel with 24% porosity. Both wheels exhibited good self-sharpening capability during the grinding process of G603 and Red granite, but on grinding ceramics of Al2O3 the wheel with 38% porosity displayed in dull state during the grinding process . With the same porosity, the grinding forces of the wheel with a grain size of 230/270 US mesh were lower than the one with a grain size of W10 when grinding Red granite and ceramics of Al2O3. However revising results were obtained on grinding G603.