Four uniform patterns include grid (GD), concentric circle (CC), spiral (SL) and uniformly random (UR) and one non-uniform (NUR) pattern of diamond grits are designed to fabricate mono-layer brazed diamond grinding tools. The grinding forces of five tools in the cut-in and the stable grinding processes are tested and compared. The results showed that NUR tool has the higher lateral and normal grinding forces than that of other uniformly tools in the cut-in and the stable grinding processes. GD owns the lower and smoother grinding forces than that of other tools in the cut-in process. In the stable grinding process the mean grinding forces of UR tool, namely FLM and FZM, are higher than that of GD, CC and SL tools. And normally CC and SL tools own the lower grinding forces than that of GD tool, especially at the higher feeding speed.