Regardless of which type of material you use for sanding, these lists are a good list because they are problem-oriented relative to work-based abrasives/mechanics.
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We have done a lot (and mean a lot!) of tests on competitors’ nylon abrasive wheel in our business. We also use cutting blades and abrasives at home and in any situation where optimum cutting and abrasives are required.
Did you know that a simple change to the use of the nylon abrasive wheel and the cutting disc can significantly change the results?
There are a few things here that can greatly affect the efficiency of the grinding wheel.
1. Speed: Do not exceed the maximum running speed of the grinding wheel. This is a very obvious point, but slower speeds can be equally harmful. The nylon abrasive wheel was developed to achieve maximum efficiency at maximum operating speed. This means that the rated speed maximizes the removal of the blank compared to the amount of wheel wear. The lower selected speed will have a major impact on how the nylon abrasive wheel work, as they will tend to “jump” or “bounce.” This can result in uneven wear of the nylon abrasive wheel and the grit will fall off the bond.
2. Power: In order to maintain a high speed during operation, there must be sufficient power. In less expensive mills, the design strength of the motor is lower than the appropriate strength. This usually causes the grinding wheel to slow down when pressure is applied to the workpiece. It is a common mistake to blame the nylon abrasive wheel for responsibility. Sometimes a weakly bonded nylon abrasive wheel can solve this problem because the cutting speed will be faster. However, the life of the nylon abrasive wheel will be shortened.
3. Angle: The angle at which the grinding wheel needs to be applied to the workpiece is 35 degrees. Not 10-15 degrees! Extended testing has shown that the applied 35 degree angle provides the most effective abrasive flap disc wear and maximum amount of cut. By reducing the angle of application, a thin tapered edge can be formed at the edge of the nylon abrasive wheel. If the grinding angle is then changed slightly, the thin edge will no longer be able to withstand the grinding pressure and rupture.