8" Polishing and 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
|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|
|Hard Sisal Wheel||Grey "Medium Greasy"|
|2" Tight stitched wheel||Blue "Stainless" compound|
|1" Tight stitched wheel||Pink Compound|
|Loose leaf mop||White Compound|
Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future
- None planned
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
If you make any non-trivial changes to the Polishing wheels or perform maintenance please note them here, delete records older than 1 yr