January 14, 2013

Abrasive Grinding

It’s January 2013 and the beginning of a new year is always a good time to think about learning something new or improving on what you already have, right? So for Abrasive Resource this means we are spreading our arms just a little wider this year. For the last sixteen years we have been your “go to” source for coated abrasives—sanding belts and sanding discs. Now we are welcoming some bonded abrasives into our product line, and I think you’ll like what you see!
For years our customers have asked us for abrasive grinding wheels—whether you use them for auto body work, sharpening tools or metal fabrication. Now we have partnered with Camel Abrasives to offer you the most requested bonded abrasives line from over the years.  These abrasive grinding wheels are used on cut off saws, die grinders, angle grinders and bench grinders. 

Using Bonded Abrasives
When using bonded abrasives, always follow these recommendations:
  • Allow the wheel to attain full speed before it touches the workpiece.
  • After installing a wheel, test run the tool for 60-90 seconds before touching the workpiece.
  • Use gentle pressure when touching the wheel to the workpiece.
  • Cut or grind with a smooth, even pace. Do not force the wheel…but do not proceed so slowly that burning occurs.
  • Do not exceed cutting capacities as specified on the wheel by Camel Abrasives.
  • Wear eye and ear protection, gloves, a long sleeve shirt and any other safety gear recommended by your tool’s manufacturer.
  • Never use a dust collection attachment when cutting metal.
  • Do not use cutting lubricants with cut-off wheels and only use them on grinding wheels if specifically endorsed by your tool’s manufacturer.
For more information on the types of abrasive grinding wheels Abrasive Resource is now carrying visit our abrasive grinding page at abrasiveresource.com.

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