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Getting More Life From A Flap Disc

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by ITLKSEZ, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Apr 7, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Wear a dust mask; this is nasty.
    Hold a spinning flap disc up against a spinning bench grinder, and it exposes fresh material on the disc.

    I knew I've been hanging on to all my old discs for a reason.

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  2. Apr 7, 2019
    Bowbender

    Bowbender I'm workin' on it! Sponsor

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    I have two that need "the treatment" right now. Great tip!
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Good tip.

    Also after working in the welding supply industry these items fall into the category "quality comes with a price". We had the cheaper ones on the shelf but our quality sellers were Walter and Norton brand. This was a little over 10 years ago keep in mind.
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I finally used up all of that flap wheel that I first tried this on. The abrasive quality decreased to the point that it was absolute crap by the end, but it was still fine for deburring stuff.

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  5. Apr 24, 2019
    Norcal69

    Norcal69 Active Member 2019 Sponsor

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    A worn out flap wheel like that is perfect for using like a shrink disc.
     

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