With grinding wheels there are five (5) main characteristics of the wheel: bond type, wheel grade, gain size, material, and grain spacing...
We have come a long way in technology, and long gone are the days of the old pedal powered grinding stones. Today’s grinding wheels must be able to work on a variety of materials and new applications. Also, with the technology advancements of electric motors, today’s grinding and abrasive wheels must withstand the extreme centrifugal forces exerted at the high rotating speed of today’s electric motors.
With grinding wheels there are five (5) main characteristics of the wheel: bond type, wheel grade, gain size, material, and grain spacing. Most of these will be marked with codes on the wheel’s label.
You will want to choose a grinding wheel that matches the hardness of the material you are grinding. There are two main types of grinding wheels: porous and non-porous with benefits to each. See our catalog listing of available types of abrasive grinding wheels.
The Ofield Industrial Supply line of bench and pedestal grinding wheels encompasses almost any need metal work requires. These grinding wheels are made specifically for the manufacturing industry where large quantities of wheels are needed. You can choose from our many offerings of abrasives and bonding agents to work, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, exotics, and much more.
Our prices are bulk prices and can save you money in the long run by buying in lots, rather than purchasing a single wheel at a time.
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