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3M Clash of the Grinders

  • A live weld grinding competition at FABTECH.

    Who is the fastest weld grinder in America? Find out at 3M Clash of the Grinders, an annual weld grinding skills competition live at the 3M FABTECH booth. 12 metalworking pros go head-to-head in a timed grind-off. Whoever takes down three welds the fastest goes home with the grand prize package and bragging rights for a year. But it doesn’t end there — the winner gets to take on last year’s champion for the ultimate grinder award!

  • Ready to put your skills to the test?

    Subscribe to 3M Abrasives email updates and you’ll be one of the first to know when registration opens for 2020.


  • 3M Cubitron II Flap Disc 967A

    Powered by 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives

    The fastest grinders deserve the fastest-cutting 3M abrasives. That’s why 3M Clash of the Grinders is powered by 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives. Competitors grind three welds: one with the long-lasting 3M™ Cubitron™ II Depressed Center Grinding Wheel, one with the versatile 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Disc 967A, and one with the fast-cutting 3M™ Cubitron™ II Fibre Disc 982C.

    Discover these groundbreaking abrasives and the innovative 3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology behind them.


Past Events

  • 4 men holding trophies at 3M Clash of the Grinders

    2019: Chicago, Illinois

    Hosted by Jimmy DiResta, the second annual 3M Clash of the Grinders was the must-see event at FABTECH 2019. J.D. Brewer set a new record, leveling his three welds in 85.92 seconds. He’ll be back next year to defend his ultimate grinder title!
  • 4 men holding trophies at 3M Clash of the Grinders

    2018: Atlanta, Georgia

    During the first annual 3M Clash of the Grinders in Atlanta, Brian Stouffer took home the trophy and the grand prize package. By taking down his three welds in 91.55 seconds, he beat the next closest competitor by five seconds.

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Coming to Las Vegas in 2020

3M Clash of the Grinders will be at FABTECH 2020 in Las Vegas. Sign up for 3M Abrasives email updates to be among the first to get the details and register for a chance to compete!

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