- Flaps provide coverage on contoured or radiused surfaces
- Coated abrasive flaps provide aggressive stock removal, blending, finishing and cleaning
- Produces a straight line finish
- Steel shank reduces chatter and operator fatigue
- Silicon carbide mineral cuts faster than aluminum oxide and produces a smoother finish
- Available in a broad range of sizes and grades to suit almost any part
Ideal for fine finishing, our Standard Abrasives™ Silicon Carbide Flap Wheel covers inside and outside diameters of metal workpieces for stock removal and aggressive blending, finishing and cleaning, and leaves a straight line finish. Choose from a wide range of diameters with different attachment styles to achieve consistent coverage on many different contours and shapes.
Best used for finishing flat surfaces and deburring and cleaning I.D.s and contoured surfaces
Flaps Offer Aggressive Cut on Radiused and Contoured Parts
A flap wheel comes in handy when you're faced with the challenge of cleaning up burrs and parting lines on radiused or specially shaped parts where coated discs are not conformable enough or do not have the necessary reach. We offer the Standard Abrasives™
Silicon Carbide Flap Wheel in smaller diameters for attachment to hand-held tools, and larger diameters for off-hand applications. Some tools may require an additional reducer bushing or adapter for the wheel.
A broad selection of grades is available to deburr edges, remove flash and parting lines, blend machine marks, apply a linear scratch pattern, or provide light blending, cleaning, or polishing.
Compared with non-woven products, flap wheels offer a more aggressive cut for cleaning or finishing. If an aluminum oxide product is preferred for more aggressive applications, consider our Standard Abrasives™ Aluminum Oxide Flap Wheel in small or large sizes (sold separately).
Small Wheels Access Inner Radiuses and Maintain Maximum Control
Our flap wheels with smaller diameters provide access to smaller and harder-to-access inner radiuses or contours on irregular parts. They are especially useful for cleaning or deburring the insides of tubing. For these smaller areas, flap wheels provide a softer touch than rolls or bands, which are suitable when more aggressive material removal is required.
Our smaller wheels are 1-3" in diameter have a 1/4" steel mandrel or a 1/4"-20 threaded steel shank to enable fast yet secure product changeouts. In each case the steel attachment runs the full width of the wheel center, reducing chatter in the rotation. As a result, you get a smoother finish and the operator maintains greater control of the tool increasing productivity.
Large Wheels Supply Broader Coverage
For larger hand tools or off-hand applications, we provide flap wheels in diameters from 3-1/2" to 8" with 1" or 2" widths. These sizes have a 5/8" or 1" center hole compatible with larger tool arbors. The larger wheels contain more flaps per wheel for faster cutting, increased productivity and longer life.
Durable Wheel, Fast Cut
Silicon carbide is a very hard and sharp mineral commonly used for low-pressure applications such as paint prep or finishing. While it may have a shorter life than aluminum oxide, it produces a superior finish and should be used where the best possible finish is desired.
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brand has supplied quality abrasives to the metalworking industry for over 50 years. Customers rely on our broad offering of high performance products including coated, bonded, and non-woven abrasive lines.
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