Abrasive discs are used for grinding, polishing, filing or smoothing different materials by means of friction. There are a variety of abrasive discs available on the market that are used to achieve optimal results on the surfaces being worked on.
The discs have their own characteristics to carry out work, such as surface cleaning, rust removal, in welding, for polishing, for cutting, etc. that allow you to obtain the maximum quality in your work.
So if you want to grind or clean an abrasive disc is what you need. In this class of discs you will find those with abrasive fins that can be made of zirconium, aluminium, ceramic, aluminium oxide, silicon carbide or diamond. Remember to use the type of abrasive disc indicated for each specific material.
How to take care of abrasive discs?
To maintain the efficiency and maximize the performance of the abrasive discs you should follow measures like the following:
– Watch out for speed when using abrasive discs
When working with abrasive discs, take into account the maximum speed at which you can use them, as you could damage the electrical machinery you are using.
– Use a suitable abrasive disc for the type of material
Before working with a material, check whether the abrasive disc is recommended for that purpose.
Sometimes, out of ignorance, you may use a disc that is not indicated for use with that material or that purpose. There are abrasive discs for use with soft or semihard materials, and there are also discs for working with very hard materials.
So before you buy a disc, find out about the type of abrasive, the bond, the grain size, the grade or hardness of the material you will be working with and the structure you need.
– Cleaning of abrasive discs
Polishing and cleaning discs accumulate residues, so you must clean them properly after each use. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove most of the residue and use a brush.
– Expiration date of polishing discs
It takes into consideration the expiry date of the abrasive discs to avoid further damage to the machinery. Generally, these products have a life span of three years which depends on the frequency of use. Therefore, when you notice a lack of quality in the part you are working on, check the condition of the abrasive disc and replace it with a new one.
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