Tools/polishingwheel

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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.

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.

Current Status

Date Status Comment
4th October 2020 Fully Functional

Planned Upgrades

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

  • A selection of new polishing wheels with various compounds

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
Steve-R


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