Our Standard Abrasives™ Aluminum Oxide Buff and Blend Roll combines nylon strands and aluminum oxide with a resin bond, resulting in an open web that is responsive and durable enough for deburring, cleaning, blending and finishing. Available in a versatile range of grades and sizes, you can choose the right roll for your application.
The trick to our Standard Abrasives™ Aluminum Oxide Buff and Blend Roll is uncovering the right Buff & Blend material for your project. Various Buff & Blend materials were created so rolls could be used for different applications, and the materials help distinguish one roll from another.
Choosing the Right Buff & Blend Material
Each of the Standard Abrasives Buff & Blend materials offers unique benefits. Standard Abrasives Buff & Blend materials include: GP, AP, HS and HS-F.
GP is a general purpose material that delivers a high cut rate and consistent finish. It is the most middle-of-the-road, multi-purpose material among all the standard abrasives buff & blend materials. It's great for general-duty applications, like intermediate cleaning, blending, deburring and finishing - striking a balance between aggressive cutting action and fine finishing. AP material is a cut above GP in terms of its aggressiveness, and it will produce a coarser finish than GP material.
HS and HS-F material are both high strength. The material is very tear resistant, so it's a good match for final finishing on irregularly-shaped parts, because it will not break down or fray when it comes in contact with contours and extrusions. HS-F material is the best material for light deburring and finishing, because the fineness of the mineral produces a consistent, soft scratch pattern when sanding brass, steel, bronze and stainless steel surfaces.
Standard Abrasives™ Aluminum Oxide Buff and Blend Rolls come in varying widths, from 1 inch to 38 inches. We purposefully designed these roles in different sizes, so they would fit with a range of sanding tools. Whether the workpiece is large or small, it's likely one of these widths will be a good match for the size of the workpiece. These materials may be used on orbital or straight-line sanders to produce matte and satin finishes or may be cut and shaped for hand-sanding applications.
|1||2||3||4||5||Buff & Blend Material|
|GP||HP||HS Reg||HS Coarse|
|Blend: Blend minor surface imperfections, handling marks, coated abrasives secondary burrs||1 (GP VFINE)||3
|4 (GP MED)|
|Clean: Remove minor surface oxidation, coatings and rust; surface preparation prior to coating||1
|Deburr: Remove part lines from small castings, small burrs from threaded pipes, flash from plastic molded parts||1
|Finish: Grain finishing on Stainless Steel after weld removal, cosmetic finishing on Aluminum castings||1 (HS VFINE)||5
|4 (HS MED)|
|Center hole discs may be ganged on a shaft and used as a wheel||•||•||•||•|
|Resists loading: No metal contamination to work piece||•||•||•||•|
|Extended duration of cut||•|
|Eliminated edge fraying and grain shredding||•||•||•|
|Reduced cost resulting from product durability and increased productivity||•||•||•|
|High Nickel/Chrome Alloys||•||•||•||•|
|Very Fine A/O||Maroon||Red||Pink|
|Very Fine S/C||Gray|
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