Abrasive Wheel Range Expands by 38 Items
Weiler Abrasives has expanded its offering of small-diameter cutting and snagging wheels for high-speed die grinders to include Tiger AO, Tiger Zirc and Tiger Ceramic.
Weiler Abrasives has expanded its offering of small-diameter cutting and snagging wheels for high-speed die grinders to include Tiger AO, Tiger Zirc and Tiger Ceramic. These 2" to 4" diameter wheels are designed for long life and fast cutting. The 38-item expansion provides end users in the metal fabrication and ship building industry with increasing levels of cutting performance to choose from. The Tiger wheels are available with ¼" and 3/8" arbor hole sizes.
Tiger AO cutting wheels feature an aluminum oxide grain and are said to provide even, sharp, clean cuts. A hard bond extends wheel life when cutting steel. Like the Wolverine wheels, Tiger AO wheels are available in thicknesses of 0.035", 1/16", 1/8" and ¼".
Tiger Zirc cutting wheels have a thickness of 0.035". The wheels feature sharp zirconia alumina grains that are said to retain a high cut rate throughout the life of the wheel, making them an ideal choice for cutting steels as well as cast iron.
Even on stainless steel and hard-to-grind metals, Tiger Ceramic cutting wheels’ self-sharpening grains reduce discoloration by cutting at lower temperatures with less friction and less effort, the company says. The wheels are available in 1/16" thickness.
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