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Abrasives for Polishing/Sanding
Two types to choose from
"Set-up" Polishing Wheels or Greaseless Abrasive Wheels


Abrasive "set up" Polishing Wheels
for Fast and Smooth Sanding

These wheels are used for removing any where from rough casting, pits,
and heavy too fine scratches, on any type of metal, leaving your work
with a smooth uniform finish, that is ready for your buffing procedures.

This type of abrasive wheel has been used for decades in many polishing and plating shops and
to this day are still one of the least expensive ways to do your abrasive (polishing) work.
Not to mention their unique cutting action that is very fast and uniform, while
at the same time, do not gouge the surface of the metal being polished.

Polishing wheels are most often used on your bench type motor with wheel sizes from 4" diameter and larger.
Although may be used on smaller hand held power tools for wheels sizes of 2" through 4" diameter.
Areas needing polishing (sanding) less than 2" diameter are best suited for
tapered goblet buffs and less than 1" diameter use abrasive rolls.

What grits do you need for "set up's"?
For cast iron, start with 80. For cast aluminum, start with 80 or 120.
For removing mild casting and pits, also heavy scratches and
most steel parts being polished prior to plating, start with 120.
For mild scratches and pits, start with 180.
NOTE, never use 240 for a starting point
with this type of abrasive, always use the 180 first.

Set-Up Polishing Wheels perform best at the following RPM’s. Do not exceed maximums.
4" and 6" work best at 1800, maximum 3600. 8" to 12" work best at 1800, maximum 2000.


abrasive wheels kit
Abrasive "Set-Up" Polishing Wheel Kits.
To get you started quickly we have put
together a polishing wheel kit including everything you will need to start polishing.

We have included everything you will need to get started on removing those deep pits
and scratches. Kit includes; two of our 6" x 1" Wide Spiral Sewn Buffs; one, pint can of
cold glue; one, Pumice brick; one, 7 oz. tube of Tallow Grease; one, emery grit of 180
and one of 240 grit, and complete instructions to get you going fast. #KT-175, $72.95

We also have the same kit available with 8" wheels. #KT-178, $85.95.

Set-Up Polishing Wheels perform best at the following RPM’s. Do not exceed maximums.
6" work best at 1800 RPM's, maximum 3600 RPM's. 8" work best at 1800 RPM's, maximum 2000 RPM's.

Please select kit size 6" or 8" and hole size needed, 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", or 1-1/4".
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Abrasive "set up"
Polishing Wheels
Individual Supplies

abrasive wheel supplies
Please note, to make an abrasive "set up" polishing wheel, you need, Cold Glue,
Tallow Grease, Cleaning Brick and the Emery grit you will be applying to your wheel.

What grits do you need for "set up's"?
For cast iron, start with 80. For cast aluminum, start with 80 or 120. For removing mild casting and pits, also heavy scratches and most steel parts being polished prior to plating, start with 120 For mild scratches and pits, start with 180.
NOTE, never use 240 for a starting point with this type of abrasive, always use the 180 first.


Cold Glue, Emery and Wheel Adhesive

#GL-1, Cold Glue, one pint can. $12.95.

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Abrasive Emery Aprox. 1lb. each.

Available in grits of. 80, 120, 180, or 240. $9.95
Our Turkish Emery is also used for making pin cushions. For best results use 180 grit.

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Tallow Grease abrasive lubrication

Required for set-up wheels to reduce heat, dust and harsh cutting, to greatly extend the wheel life, while providing a smoother more uniform finish, making it much easier to buff out.

Without Tallow Grease, your abrasive wheels become worn down in only a few minutes.

For use with "set up" wheels and abrasive rolls. Available in 4 oz. $3.49, 7 oz. $5.99 or 22 oz. $9.99.

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Pumice cleaning brick

This Pumice brick is used to remove the Tallow Grease from your set-up wheels to allow
another coat of glue and emery to be applied when resurfacing your wheels. #BRK, $10.99.
IMPORTANT: pumice brick is not a regular masonry brick.

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1" Wide Spiral Sewn Wheels

Specially designed for making abrasive set-up polising wheels.
Also used for making Grealess Abrasive polishing wheels listed below.
Made with industrial quality cotton sewn with a tight 1/4" spacing for better control and longer wear.
May also be used with any type of compound we carry for your buffing procedures.

Please select, 6" wheel $12.95 or 8" wheel $19.95 and hole size needed, 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", or 1-1/4".
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greaseless abrasive
Greaseless Abrasive
is an alternative to
"set-up" polishing wheels

Easy to use for fast and smooth sanding.
May be applied to most any type of white
cloth buffing wheel. Such as; Spiral;
Loose; Goblets, wide mini buffs
and 1" wide wheels listed above.
Not recommended for use on yellow
treated buffs, air-flex or Sisal.

Greaseless Abrasive is applied similar to buffing compounds and air dries to form a hard abrasive crust on the face of the wheel.

What grits do you need for Greaseless Abrasive ?
For cast iron, start with 80. For cast aluminum, start with 80. For removing mild casting
and pits, also heavy scratches and most steel parts being polished prior to plating, start with 80.
For mild scratches and pits, such as in stainless steel trim, start with 180 or 320.

Most often 320 is the last abrasive opporation prior to buffing. How ever if buffing does not remove the 320 lines
in a timely manner, then 400 grit would be used to produce a finer line pattern for buffing to be effective.

Wheels perform best at the following RPM’s. Do not exceed maximums.
4" and 6" work best at 1800, maximum 3600. 8" to 12" work best at 1800, maximum 2000.

Packed in plastic bags, aprox. 3lb each. Available in grits of. 80, 180 and 320. $14.99 ea., 400 grit is $16.99 ea.
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Abrasive Set-Up Polishing Wheels
and Greaseless Abrasive



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