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3M Clash of the Grinders has gone virtual.

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    Who will be crowned the Metal Master? This year 3M Clash of the Grinders is bigger than ever, with metalworkers and welders participating around the world from their homes and jobsites. Take the challenge for access to giveaways and new 3M products.

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    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.

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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.