Metalworking needs special abrasives to grind, finish, or polish to ensure a satisfactory surface. Lane Supply Company (Lane) has recommendations as well as information about which abrasive to choose for your project.
Also, see more information about the minerals related to abrasives.
Bonded discs are just like they sound. The mineral, binding agent, and some type of reinforcement material are fused together to form a hard disc.
Coated discs are just like they sound, too. They have mineral-coated backing (using some sort of resin, much like glue). They’re durable and flexible. They come in many different forms, not just discs.
Non-woven are sometimes called by a brand name: Scotch-Brite (a 3M proprietary disc). These discs are made up of a fibrous material that the abrasive minerals are adhered to with a resin, similar to a coated disc, but in a more random pattern. They offer great conform-ability, flexibility, cleaning action ease, and add a grain pattern to the work piece.
Elevated Industrial Solutions (Elevated), formerly known as Lane Supply Company (Lane) has advice, ideas, and even products to help with your tough projects. We carry a wide variety of abrasives for metalworking or woodworking. Our goal is to make your business more efficient, saving you time and money while improving your product.