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Abrasives, Belts, Brushes, Grinding Wheels

This category includes systems and materials used to shape or finish a workpiece by using friction to wear away small particles of the piece. The abrasive process can be used to either smooth and polish the workpiece’s surface or to roughen it. Many abrasives incorporate a bonding system, where grains are held together with a fixative (grinding wheels), and coated systems, where abrasive grains are imbedded into a paper backing or a cloth. The groups of abrasive components include ceramic grain abrasives, silicon abrasives, aluminum oxides, and superabrasives (diamond and cubic boron nitride).

Six Ways to Improve Grinding Operations

Whether the application is construction, shipbuilding, or general metal fabrication, using the right wheel combined with the proper technique and pressure can eliminate many issues operators face when grinding — saving time and money.

Abrasives, Belts, Brushes, Grinding Wheels: Articles

Six Ways to Improve Grinding Operations

Whether the application is construction, shipbuilding, or general metal fabrication, using the right wheel combined with the proper technique and pressure can eliminate many issues operators face when grinding — saving time and money.

Whether the application is construction, shipbuilding, or general metal fabrication, using the...

Troubleshooting 4 Common Cutting Wheel Problems

Shops can save time and money — and reduce safety risks — when products are used properly. Here’s what to look for and how to correct it to get the most life out of yours.

Shops can save time and money — and reduce safety risks —...

How Safe Use of Cutting and Grinding Abrasives Benefits Productivity

Weiler Abrasives Rich Hopkins

Some operators learn as they go or get advice from coworkers who may (or may not) have received appropriate training. Unfortunately, learning about abrasives through trial and error can cause unnecessary accidents and injuries while negatively impacting productivity and costs.

Some operators learn as they go or get advice from coworkers who...
Abrasives, Belts, Brushes, Grinding Wheels: Products

Replacement Sanding Pads Cut Down on Vibration

Dynabrade sanding pads

Dynabrade’s line of random orbital sanding pads are designed as a single piece, which creates a smooth, efficient sanding experience. They also fit most competitors’ sanders.

Dynabrade’s line of random orbital sanding pads are designed as a single...

Flap Discs with Trimmable Backing Plates

Klingspor Tital flap discs

Klingspor’s Titan flap discs are designed to provide a cooler grind. You’ll be able to use more of the disc thanks to backing plates you can trim – and trim costs at the same time.

Klingspor’s Titan flap discs are designed to provide a cooler grind. You’ll...

Comfortable Sanding Power in the Palm of Your Hand

Dynabrade Dynorbital

Dynabrade’s 3” diameter Dynorbital Extreme random orbital sander is ergonomically designed so it’s comfortable to hold. With 12,000 RPM and the highest horsepower rating in its class, it’s a workhorse tool for both general and ultra-fine sanding applications.

Dynabrade’s 3” diameter Dynorbital Extreme random orbital sander is ergonomically designed so...
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