Abrasives remove material from a workpiece. Sanding discs, sanding belts, sandpaper, deburring tools, and other industrial abrasive products eliminate rough edges, nicks, and notches from metal workpieces or shave off layers of wood. Grinding and cut-off wheels cut, grind, sand, or finish metal, glass, wood, brick, or concrete surfaces. Abrasive-blasting equipment delivers abrasives at high pressures to clean and finish surfaces. Polishing and buffing abrasives leave a smooth, lustrous finish on a workpiece for an attractive appearance. Abrasive accessories such as sharpening stones and abrasive dressing products help keep tools ready for the next job.
SandPaper and Kits
Sandpaper has a stiff paper or fabric backing material covered with an abrasive substance such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, diamond, garnet, or emery. It removes small amounts of material to debur, polish, buff, and finish wood, metal, fiberglass, drywall, and plastic surfaces. Sandpaper sheet kits offer multiple sheets with abrasive grades ranging from coarse for removing material, to fine for buffing and polishing. Industrial sandpaper rolls are suitable for larger projects or shop environments, allowing workers to tear off the amount of sandpaper they need. Sandpaper sheets are pre-cut.
Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels
Grinding wheels and cut-off wheels are covered in abrasive grit and used for grinding, cutting, and machining applications. Grinding wheels remove material from metal, glass, wood, brick, or concrete. Cut-off wheels cut or notch these surfaces. Wheels are used with power tools and industrial machines such as angle grinders or bench grinders. Cup grinding wheels are used in applications such as smoothing welding seams and preparing surfaces for painting. Diamond and CBN grinding wheels are used in toolmaking and sharpening applications.
Abrasive Brushes and Wheel Kits
Abrasive brushes are made with coarse strands of material and are used with power tools to polish, debur, clean, or buff surfaces, as well as remove rust, scale, paint, and welding spatter. Abrasive radial discs and brushes remove paints, stains, adhesives and rust from surfaces. Wire cup brushes clean and smooth hard-to-reach areas and curved or angled surfaces. Disc brushes debur large flat areas and remove rust. End brushes polish or clean small surface areas, such as on tools or dies. Spiral and tube brushes debur and clean blind and threaded holes. Wheel brushes provide high-strength, aggressive brushing, and remove paint and corrosion from surfaces.