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Grinding & Abrasive Wheels
The Ideal Way to Smooth Those Rough Edges

For the do-it-yourselfer, home hobbyist or for commercial or industrial applications, a high-performance grinding wheel is quite handy for those jobs where a file, power saw, or power sander cannot bring about the results you want. While some models are corded, using a cordless grinder or cut-off tool frees you from being tied to an extension cord and allows access to all views of your project.

The variety of wheels and abrasives available is quite extensive. From wire wheels to diamond wheels, each is made for a specific use to get the job done fast and economically. Whether it's grinding stainless steel, cutting concrete, smoothing out the quarter panel on the car in your auto body shop, or simply sharpening your favorite chef's knife, following manufacturer's directions for attaching wheels to your grinding / abrasive power tool and selecting the right dressing tools and accessories to accommodate your application or repair is a good idea.

A Tough Tool For A Tough Job

It is important to choose the right grit for your grinding wheel, whether you're removing large amounts of material or sharpening tools, the correct abrasive material can reduce grinding time, cost and premature wear.

  • Aluminum Oxide â�� commonly used for general purpose, including for ferrous alloys, high-tensile materials and wood.
  • Silicon Carbide â�� commonly used on non-ferrous metals and low-pressure applications
  • Diamond â�� (hardest material) commonly used for grinding and polishing ceramic, stone and aluminum alloys.

Power grinders and abrasive wheels are made to withstand tough, dusty and sometimes wet usage. By the very nature of their use, it�s not hard to imagine that they sometimes need service or replacement parts. Some repairs and general maintenance are able to be performed by the user. However, when a simple fix, such as replacing the brushes doesn�t work, and you just don�t know whether to fix or replace your grinder, or any power tool, depend on Ideal Tool & Equipment Service. We�re your source for prompt and complete parts replacement and service by factory-trained technicians. We have served the Philadelphia and the tri-state area since 1952.  We�re a family-owned brick and mortar business, trusted by generations of all types of power tool users.

For tips on the safe use of grinders and abrasive wheels, check out this information by the Canadian Centre For Occupational Health and Safety

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