702 Taper Shank Drills for drilling a wide variety of materials where the driving machinery has a taper shank and/or arbor. Watch it in action here!
EJOT: “Your best partner for fastening solutions in the building industry.” This hardware is specially developed for securing uprights in solar installations. Made from high quality stainless steel, EJOT guarantees water tightness and a high load carrying capacity. It also allows exact adjustment of your new solar system. Watch this video to learn more about EJOT and how to install solar fastening systems on your home today.
The BCS550 Makita Saw is a top of the line metal cutting saw. Some specs include a 2 inch cutting capacity, 3600 RPM high torque blade for a clean cut edge, and an 18 volt lithium ion battery with an INDUSTRY LEADING 30 minute charge time at 100%! Stop by Tanner Bolt today and see it for yourself.
A grinding wheel is a resin bonded abrasive composed of abrasive grains which are held tightly together by a bonding agent and reinforced with a woven material. The main function of a grinding wheel is to remove material from a workpiece in an abrasive action with each grain acting as a cutting tool.
Abrasive grains are particles of man-made abrasive compounds. Most manufacturers use recycled grains, United Abrasives uses high quality virgin grains that are made to exacting specifications. The chemical structure of the grains determines the shape, sharpness, hardness and friability of the abrasive. Typical grains are:
- A tough grain used for cutting metals and without excessive fracturing
- A hard and sharp abrasive used on concrete
- A fine, dense crystalline grain that is used for rugged stock removal
Ceramic Aluminum Oxide
- Two times tougher than standard aluminum oxide
The resinoid bonding agent that holds the grains together determines the
resistance of the wheel.
United Abrasives uses multiple layers of long stranded fiberglass as the woven material to form a strong reinforcement layer that allows the wheel to be used at maximum RPM and withstand lateral pressure applied during use.
These three components are measured and combined and then pressed using an automated process during manufacture to form a grinding wheel.
United Abrasives’ labels are incorporated into the process and remain intact throughout the life of the wheel. For a quick overview on labeling, check out our post on How to Read a Grinding Wheel Label.
Below is an example of a label that is found on United Abrasive grinding wheels with all pertinent information a user needs to operate the wheel.
- This is the marking system used to identify wheel type.
- “A” – primary grain used to make the wheel, A= Aluminum Oxide
- “24” – size of the abrasive grain
- “R”- hardness of the bond, R is medium
- “BF”- type of bond used, BF is Resinoid Reinforced
- “General Purpose Grinding On All Ferrous Metal”
- This is a general description of the wheel.
- “4-1/2 x 1/4″
- This is simply the size of the wheel in inches.
- “4-1/2” is the diameter
- “1/4” is the thickness of the grinding wheel.
- Type 27- wheel configuration
- 7/8 – arbor size
- #20063- part number
- Grind- short application description
- Each wheel will display a tool icon for easy selection
- 13,300- Maximum RPM
Bar code and Safety Information is included on every wheel in the lower left hand corner.
Want even more information on grinding wheels and how they work? Check out our article on The DNA of a Grinding Wheel.
What else do you carry? Without a doubt, this is the most frequently asked question for our salespeople. The answer: a lot of stuff that enables our customers to consolidate their hardware buying to a single dependable source.
Tanner offers a full line of fasteners and industrial supplies including anchoring systems, security products, power and hand tools, cutting tools, saw blades, abrasives, safety products, channel and fittings, firestop, janitorial and cleaning supplies, and aviation supplies.
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Champion® CT3, 5, 7 and 9 carbide tipped hole cutters are the ideal portable tools for the professional electrician, plumber, general contractor and door installer. Carbide tipped hole cutters are extremely productive tools that cut faster and last longer than conventional bi-metal hole saws. For instance, a single CT3 will cut up to 150 holes in 1/8″ thick stainless steel.