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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81732L, Extra Hard, 5 in, Red, 10 per case

Part Number 81732L3M ID 60440239477UPC 00051141286259
  • Designed for use with a 3M™ Disc Pad Hub
  • Various flexibilities support grinding applications ranging from lightweight to heavy-duty
  • Plate accommodates a fiber disc of equal diameter
  • Plate color indicates disc density for easy identification in the workroom
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
Specifications
Attribute Name
Value
Abrasive Attachment Type
Disc Pad Hub
Application
Finishing, Grinding, Surface Preparation
Brand
3M™
Color Family
Red
Density Rating
Extra Hard
Equipment - Machines
Disc Sanders, Right Angle Grinders
Form Type
Ribbed
Function/Attachment Style
Mechanical Attachment
Industries
Metalworking
Market
Maritime
Max RPM
12000
Overall Diameter (Imperial)
5 in
Overall Diameter (Metric)
127 mm
Product Color
Red
Product Type
Back-up Pad
Type
Retainer Nut
Product Details
  • Designed for use with a 3M™ Disc Pad Hub
  • Various flexibilities support grinding applications ranging from lightweight to heavy-duty
  • Plate accommodates a fiber disc of equal diameter
  • Plate color indicates disc density for easy identification in the workroom

3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate backs a same size fiber disc (sold separately) to provide firm support and the force required for grinding applications. It is used in conjunction with a disc pad hub (sold separately), which attaches to the power tool, and held into place along with the appropriate disc using a retainer nut (sold separately).

3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed
This assembly allows 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate to be easily changed without removing the disc pad hub, allowing the operator to use a single tool for multiple applications from heavy grinding to finishing a workpiece.

Some face plates have ribbing on the bottom face. Ribbed face plates provide additional force when needed for optimal fracturing of the abrasive mineral. By reducing the area of contact, or pressure per square foot (PSI), ribbed face plates increase the grinding pressure of the abrasive with the same amount of operator effort, and extend disc life when dulling is a problem.

Choose a plate with the level of firmness needed for the application—a lighter density face plate for lighter weight grinding applications, and a harder density face plate for more heavyweight grinding applications. Using the correct face plate for the application ensures that the abrasive mineral will fracture as it should, maximizing the life of the abrasive. The plate comes in one of four different colors that indicate the density so the correct plate can be easily identified in the workroom: red = extra hard (for heavy grinding with the coarsest grades), black = hard (for heavy metal removal, large welds, etc.), gray = medium (for general purpose grinding and finishing), and white = soft (for finishing operations on flat or contoured surfaces).

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