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Bench grinders made for heavy-duty use

April 20, 2016

Palmgren’s Powergrind™ XP bench grinders are designed for heavy-duty grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. According to the manufacturer, the grinders provide four to seven times longer duty cycles and eight times less speed degradation in comparison to other brands....

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Belt grinder can be positioned at any point from horizontal to vertical

April 14, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG448 is a 4- by 48-in. belt grinder that can be positioned at any point from vertical to horizontal. The 7,200-SFPM belt speed enables quick metal removal with minimal heat. The unit features a 4- by 10-in. workspace that allows full work movement from left to...

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Direct-drive belt grinder travels at 5,400 SFPM

April 14, 2016

The model BG260 belt grinder from Kalamazoo Industries is a heavy-duty, direct-drive unit with an 8- by 2-in. belt and an 8-in. contact wheel with a clear right side for inside corner shaping. The 5,400-SFPM belt speed delivers quick metal removal with minimal heat. The grinder features a 2- by...

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Biorenewable parts cleaning systems available in three sizes

April 12, 2016

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced three biorenewable parts cleaning systems for cleaning parts from regular to oversized. They are designed for use with the company’s water-based cleaning agents CB 100 and CB 100 ALU. Three sizes are available: the...

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Angle grinders offered with stronger motors

March 31, 2016

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has rolled out a lineup of small, corded and cordless angle grinders. New motors, extending from 10- and 13-amp models to 18 V, deliver more amperage than their predecessors. Longer multigrip paddle switches allow users to grip the grinders in almost any position along...

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Depressed-center grinding wheels introduced

March 30, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton QUANTUM3™ (NQ3) depressed-center grinding wheels. They feature a proprietary grain, as well as a bond system that combines fillers and bonding agents, to help increase metal removal and wheel life. According to the company, tests showed that the...

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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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Industrial bench grinders offered

March 17, 2016

JPW Industries Inc.® offers a new line of JET® 8-, 10-, and 12-in. industrial bench grinders. The benchtop machines, available with 1-, 1.5-, and 2-HP heavy-duty capacitor motors, are anchored with cast-iron bases. The machines can be used to shape, sharpen, buff, polish, and clean metal...

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Tubing system delivers abrasive finishing to small-diameter pipe interiors

March 10, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Polistar-Tube, a multistage tubing system that allows Polistar flexible abrasive stars to reach bore and pipe interiors. To prevent corrosion on stainless steel pipes, the system is manufactured using stainless steel rivets. The abrasive stars are suitable for...

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Brush-on blackeners offered for touchups, small-scale finishing

March 8, 2016

Birchwood® Technologies now offers three brush-on metal blackeners in quart-sized bottles. Presto Black® BST4 is suitable for application on most iron and steel components of any size in limited quantities. It imparts a durable black finish that can be sealed with a rust preventive for extra...

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Diamond burnishing tools produce mirrorlike finish

March 7, 2016

Diamond burnishing tools by Elliott Tool Technology produce a mirrorlike surface finish on linear surfaces in a single pass. Available from Monaghan Tooling Group, the tooling can improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 8 Ra and eliminating secondary...

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Manual spray unit combines with application pump for powder savings

March 3, 2016

Gema has introduced the newest version of the OptiFlex®2 F Spray manual unit, designed for applications that require high film builds or precise, constant powder outputs when using long powder hoses. The unit features a single-chamber design based on the smart inline technology (SIT) concept....

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Rotary drum coater designed for heavy, complex-geometry workpieces

February 29, 2016

Walther Trowal has introduced the R80 Rotamat for coating of mass-produced small parts. With a drum diameter of 31.5 in. and a usable volume of 13 gal., the machine can accommodate 110-lb. batches, making it suitable for coating metal parts with complex geometries or heavy weight. The machine...

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Surface finishing/abrasives app made for on-the-job use

February 25, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for iOS and Android smartphones. Available at, the free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives and processes based on specific job parameters. The...

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Carbide burr offers high metal removal rates

February 18, 2016

The Cast Cut carbide burr from Pferd Inc. is designed for work on cast iron. It offers a high stock removal rate with a smooth milling action to reduce vibration and noise, the manufacturer states. The burr’s tooth geometry helps it achieve stock removal rates up to 100 percent higher than...

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