Cutting and Weld Prep Products

A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.

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Diamond abrasive wheel serves as alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels

October 19, 2016

LENOX® has introduced the METALMAX™ diamond abrasive wheel. Designed as an alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels, the product helps deliver smooth cuts, retain diameter, and decreased dust residue. The metal cutting diamonds bonded to the wheel’s surface endure high cutting speeds and...

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Abrasive disc redesigned

October 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned the Zip Wheel™ to be faster, more rigid, and more powerful, with the lowest cost per cut in its category, according to the company. The disc has been re-engineered from the ground up to provide more cuts per wheel, extra durability, and added safety, the...

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Abrasive flap discs re-engineered for longer cut life

September 15, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro® abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine® family of products. The discs have been re-engineered to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, states the company. They are suitable for grinding and blending in everyday carbon and stainless...

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Cutting, grinding wheel line expanded

September 9, 2016

Weiler offers products for cleaning, grinding, cutting, deburring, and finishing that help fabricators work better, faster, and safer, the company reports. Its expanded abrasives line includes a tiered offering of cutting and grinding wheels that deliver consistent performance. The Premium Tiger...

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Abrasive disc line includes depressed-center, cutoff, and flap discs

August 31, 2016

Osborn has introduced a new line of abrasive products that includes depressed-center grinding discs, cutoff discs, and flap discs. The line is designed to deliver fast cutting, heavy stock removal, long service life, application material versatility, and smooth finish.The discs, offered in...

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Cutting discs designed for titanium and brass

August 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Zip Titan™ and Chopcut Titan™ cutting discs for cutting titanium and brass. Both discs have a silicon carbide-based formulation to prevent the materials being cut from overheating. This helps preserve the metals’ mechanical properties and...

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Double-disc grinding machine offers fast disc changes

July 6, 2016

For the large-scale production of flat precision components, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH offers a compact double-disc grinding machine. Features include closed box frames, forged tool spindles, spindle-tilting mechanisms, a double-walled frame design, and an automatic tool wear compensation...

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Brochure highlights abrasives for pipeline welding

July 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has announced the availability of its new, four-page pipeline brochure featuring stringer bead wheels, bonded abrasive wheels, and flap discs for weld preparation and cleaning in pipe applications. The literature highlights the Dually®, Roughneck®, Polyflex®, and...

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Industrial wire brushes, abrasive discs introduced

May 4, 2016

Matheson has introduced a line of industrial wire brushes and flap discs as part of its Matheson Select® line of welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools, and filler metals. The brushes and flap discs, manufactured by Weiler Abrasives Group, are used for metal surface preparation...

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Plate beveler creates bevels up to ¾ in. wide

April 21, 2016

Heck Industries has introduced the model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling for weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. tool uses a 4-HP motor to create bevels up to ¾ in. wide at 5 to 6 FPM. Features include variable angle, trigger operation, and available...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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Narrow-crown technology extended to 4.5-, 5-in. cutting wheels

September 9, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has extended its product portfolio of patented narrow-crown technology to all 4.5- and 5-in. Zipcut, Zip+, Zip Stainless, and Zip ALU cutting wheels. The Type 27 narrow-crown technology combines the extended life of a flat Type 1 wheel with the extra stiffness of a...

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Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

July 23, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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Flap disc technology allows fast grind rate with long life

June 29, 2015

Weiler Corp. has launched the Tiger® X flap disc. It features the company’s X3 technology, which combines a triple split coat grain anchoring system, dual flap design, and engineered abrasive cloth backing with intermixed ceramic alumina and zirconia alumina materials. According to the company,...

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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