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Angle Grinder Systems for Metal Fabrication

  • Angle grinders are the right hand of any metalworker, and 3M offers the full system solution with options for all shops, big and small. Our angle grinder discs and wheels include premium 3M™ Cubitron™ II and Scotch-Brite™ Abrasives to help take your work to the next level, and Advanced Series abrasives for high performance at a value price. Our high-quality right angle power tools and accessories let you tackle a variety of metalworking applications, and 3M personal protective equipment (PPE) helps keep you safe on the job. Plus, when you partner with 3M you gain access to our industry-leading technical experts with decades of experience in metalworking application and product support.

    Cut, grind, finish and more with a world-class abrasive system that helps you work smarter and finish faster.

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3M™ Grinder

Our 3M™ Grinders are pneumatically powered with reliable, high output motors — available in 1 HP and 1.5 HP.

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Disc Pads and Attachment Systems

3M disc pads and attachment systems are optimized for use with a variety of 3M abrasives for angle grinders.

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3M Abrasives for Angle Grinders

We offer a wide range of abrasive discs and wheels for grinding, blending and finishing with your angle grinder. For the fastest grinding action, check out our 3M™ Cubitron™ II Fibre Disc 982CX Pro.

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Featured Angle Grinder Applications

  • Watch as 3M™ Cubitron™ II Wheels and Discs grind welds on mild steel. Whether you’re looking for speed, user-friendliness or something to handle the heaviest welds, there’s a long-lasting 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasive for your carbon steel weld grinding application.

  • To make a metal piece like new again you have to remove any existing coatings, rust or paint. Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Discs are designed to remove these unwanted layers without cutting into the base material. See how these discs work fast and deliver results.

  • Surface prep is essential for an attractive finish, and 3M abrasives are there every step of the way. After you level the weld, our Scotch-Brite™ Light Grinding and Blending Disc goes to work refining and blending to leave a smooth, paintable surface.

  • Here a variety of 3M™ Cubitron™ II Discs and Wheels are used to bevel the edge of a metal workpiece. See how beveling is done and how 3M abrasives can help you complete the task – whether you’re looking for abrasive life, speed or ease of use.

  • See how 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives team up with the 3M™ Cut-Off Tool to slice through a variety of metals. 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cut and Grind Wheels and Cut-Off Wheels make a variety of cuts easy on almost all metal substrates.

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    Back Gouging

    Watch as a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cut and Grind Wheel goes to work grinding the root pass weld, then back gouges to open the gap for welding. 3M Precision-Shaped Grain allows this wheel to cut fast, and using it on a 3M™ Grinder ensures you get results you’re proud of.

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    Grinding Heat-Sensitive Metals

    Discover your options for weld grinding on heat-sensitive metals like stainless steel. 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Discs and Fibre Discs are designed specifically for heat-sensitive metals, with different characteristics to suit your specific grinding needs.

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    Proper Use of 3M™ Grinders

    Learn how to properly mount type 27 and type 1 abrasives on 3M™ Right Angle Grinders. See the differences between various types of grinders, which abrasives they are compatible with, and how to properly and safely attach and use those abrasives with the tool.

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Build your angle grinding system.

Browse our featured abrasives, grinders and discs pads to find the right combination for your shop.

Speed: Save time with angle grinder fibre discs.

  • When you’re looking for the fastest grinding action, reach for a 3M fibre disc. For premium performance choose 3M™ Cubitron™ II — 982C for carbon steel, and 987C for stainless steel and high nickel alloys.

    Advanced Series 3M™ Fibre Disc 782C and 787C deliver value-priced grinding performance.

Life: Minimize changeovers with a depressed center grinding wheel.

  • For a tough, long-lasting abrasive, outfit your angle grinder with a bonded wheel. Choose a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Wheel for the longest-lasting cutting action.

    If you’re looking for a value-priced option, our Advanced Series 3M™ Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheel is your go-to choice.

Ease of use: User-friendly and versatile angle grinder flap discs.

  • If you need to find a balance between fast cutting action and careful finishing, try a 3M flap disc on your angle grinder. 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Discs deliver world-class performance. Choose 967A for medium-duty applications and 969F for heavy-duty grinding tasks like beveling and weld removal.

    Advanced Series 3M™ Flap Disc 769F offers value-priced versatility in a range of metal grinding and surface preparation tasks.

Prep and finish: Conformable nonwoven Scotch-Brite™ Discs

  • Whether you’re stripping rust from a metal workpiece or generating a final aesthetic finish, there’s a Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasive solution for your angle grinder.

A cut above: Premium and Advanced Series cut-off wheels.

  • Quickly cut through steel pipes, tubes, sheets, bars and more with an innovative cut-off wheel from 3M. For the fastest cutting action, choose a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cut-Off Wheel.

    For high performance at a value price, 3M™ Silver Cut-Off Wheels make easy work of all your metal cutting jobs.

Tools and Disc Pads

  • 3M abrasives are optimized for use with 3M™ Grinders and disc pads. Take advantage of all the benefits of the full 3M right angle system solution.

    For heavy grinding with the coarsest fibre disc grades, use the extra-hard red disc pad face plate. Use a black 3M face plate for heavy metal removal, and gray for general-purpose grinding and finishing.

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Need to take production to the next level?

Robotic grinding and finishing might be right for you.


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We are interested in helping you decide which Industrial Abrasives product works best for your application. A 3M Abrasive Expert will contact you to ensure you’re getting the product you need to get your job done right.

If you would like to speak to us about product and technical support questions, please call 1-866-279-1235.

If you would like to speak to us about product and technical support questions, please call 1-866-279-1235.

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