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Angled Flap Discs Provide Long Disc Life for Grinding Various Metals

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Weiler Abrasives Group has added a new flap disc to its Tiger coated abrasives lineup. According to the company, the new angled flap discs deliver aggressive grinding and long disc life, along with greater flexibility for grinding fillet welds, T joints, hard-to-reach places, and repair and rework applications. They are ideal for grinding steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other hard-to-grind metals without wearing prematurely.

The angled flap discs feature a 90-degree angled flap design, which enables the operator to grind at a higher or lower angle, along with a phenolic backing that provides stability to the flaps. This combination optimizes flap-to-metal contact, resulting in better feel and control for the operator during grinding and finishing. In addition, the angled flaps reduce the risk of gouging the workpiece while grinding fillet welds for a smoother finish. Because these flap discs remove more metal in less time, operators can finish jobs faster.

Tiger angled flap discs are available with a 7/8" arbor or with a 5/8" -11 nut for fast change-over.

Weiler offers these products in both ceramic and zirconium versions. Both grain types offer a contaminant-free option for stainless steel applications. In addition, the ceramic alumina version features a top coat that grinds cooler to protect valuable parts and prevents loading on softer alloys such as aluminum. The zirconia alumina option features self-sharpening grains that deliver aggressive grinding and long life.

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