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The 8" Polishing and Buffing wheel is fitting with a scotchbrite medium wheel on the left for rapid cleaning and de-burring of metal and a Cloth wheel on the right hand side with fine polishing compound.
The 8" Polishing and Buffing wheel is fitting with a scotchbrite medium wheel on the left for rapid cleaning and de-burring of metal and a Cloth wheel on the right hand side with fine polishing compound.


It should be noted that polishing wheels are relatively high risk tools if used incorrectly so please don't use this tool unless you have had some training (here or elsewhere) in how to use them safely.
It should be noted that polishing wheels are relatively high risk tools if used incorrectly so please don't use this tool unless you have had some training (here or elsewhere) in how to use them safely; We have an [[Tools/polishingwheel/induction|optional induction available]] if you've not had prior training on polishing wheels


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== Current Status ==
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! Date !! Status !! Comment
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| 22nd November 2020 || Fully functional || New selection of wheels provided
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The Scotchbrite wheel on the left is ideal for relatively fast cleaning and removal of metals. It's best suited for use on ferrous metals although it will be reasonably effective on cuperous. It is not recommended for use on aluminium.
The Scotchbrite wheel on the left is ideal for relatively fast cleaning and removal of metals. It's best suited for use on ferrous metals although it will be reasonably effective on cuperous. It is not recommended for use on aluminium.


The cloth polishing wheel on the right is loaded with a fine blue polishing compound and is intended for use on steel, stainless steel and jewellery metals. It will not give a mirror finish but will put a good shine on most things. Use only with the supplied polishing compound as contamination with other compounds may render the wheel un-usable. A stock of wheels of different grades is kept in a box behind the polisher but please ensure you know how to use them properly before attempting to change a wheel.
A stock of wheels of different grades is kept in a box behind the polisher but please ensure you know how to use them properly before attempting to change a wheel. New wheels are usually ordered from [https://www.heritageabrasives.co.uk/ Heritage Abrasives], but they have a large minimum order quantity so it's a good idea to ask around and try to do combined orders.


== Current Status ==
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! Date !! Status !! Comment
! Wheel Type !! Polish Type
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| Scotchbrite || NONE!  
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| Hard Sisal Wheel || Grey "Medium Greasy"
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| 2" Tight stitched wheel || Blue "Stainless" compound
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| 1" Tight stitched wheel || Pink Compound
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| 2nd November 2020 || No Scotchbrite wheel || Exhausted scotchbrite wheel removed, fresh wheel on order
| Loose leaf mop || White Compound
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Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future
Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future


* A selection of new polishing wheels with various compounds
* None planned


== Maintainers ==
== Maintainers ==
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! Name !! Notes
! Name !! Notes
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| [[User:Stever|Steve-R]] ||
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== Recent Changes ==
== Recent Changes ==
If you make any non-trivial changes to the Polishing wheels or perform maintenance please note them here, delete records older than 1 yr
If you make any non-trivial changes to the Polishing wheels or perform maintenance please note them here, delete records older than 1 yr
* Fit "enhanced durability" scotchbrite wheel. If this one doesn't last better we may give up on scotchbrite wheels completely [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 22:53, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
* Fit safety NVR switch [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 19:28, 1 June 2021 (BST)


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Latest revision as of 22:33, 27 April 2022

8" Polishing and Buffing Wheel

Introduction

8" Polishing/Buffing Wheel

The 8" Polishing and Buffing wheel is fitting with a scotchbrite medium wheel on the left for rapid cleaning and de-burring of metal and a Cloth wheel on the right hand side with fine polishing compound.

It should be noted that polishing wheels are relatively high risk tools if used incorrectly so please don't use this tool unless you have had some training (here or elsewhere) in how to use them safely; We have an optional induction available if you've not had prior training on polishing wheels

Current Status

Date Status Comment
22nd November 2020 Fully functional New selection of wheels provided

The Scotchbrite wheel on the left is ideal for relatively fast cleaning and removal of metals. It's best suited for use on ferrous metals although it will be reasonably effective on cuperous. It is not recommended for use on aluminium.

A stock of wheels of different grades is kept in a box behind the polisher but please ensure you know how to use them properly before attempting to change a wheel. New wheels are usually ordered from Heritage Abrasives, but they have a large minimum order quantity so it's a good idea to ask around and try to do combined orders.

Wheel Type Polish Type
Scotchbrite NONE!
Hard Sisal Wheel Grey "Medium Greasy"
2" Tight stitched wheel Blue "Stainless" compound
1" Tight stitched wheel Pink Compound
Loose leaf mop White Compound

Planned Upgrades

Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future

  • None planned

Maintainers

These are the people who look after and repair the polishing wheel, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it

Name Notes

Recent Changes

If you make any non-trivial changes to the Polishing wheels or perform maintenance please note them here, delete records older than 1 yr

  • Fit "enhanced durability" scotchbrite wheel. If this one doesn't last better we may give up on scotchbrite wheels completely Stever (talk) 22:53, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Fit safety NVR switch Stever (talk) 19:28, 1 June 2021 (BST)