United Abrasives Cutting Wheels Make Tough Jobs Easy
The versatility of United Abrasives cutting wheels has made the jobs of welders, fabricators and maintenance technicians easier. Cutting wheels provide them with a quick and simple way to cut pieces of metal without the need for dragging around bulky equipment. But to truly get the most out of your cutting wheels, without sacrificing time or efficiency, users need to know how to choose the correct cutting wheel for the job they are performing.
Choose the Right United Abrasives Cutting Wheel for Your Job
United Abrasives offers a wide variety of options of cutting wheels for any job you may encounter. Choosing the proper cutting wheel for the job you will be performing will lead to more efficient cutting, longer tool life and a better overall end product. Read on to learn more about the different options of wheel styles, sizes and grain types United Abrasives has to offer.
Cutting Wheel Styles Available
.045″ Cutting Wheels
United Abrasives .045″ cutting wheels are the best choice for efficient cutting. They should never be used for deburring metal after cutting or grinding. This type of misuse could result in wheel failure resulting in severe injury.
.090″ Cutting Wheels
United Abrasives .090″ cutting wheels are designed for cutting and notching metal. Notching is a shearing process during which a metal scrap piece is removed from the outside edge of a metal workpiece prior to welding.
Ultimate Combo™ Wheels
United Abrasives Ultimate Combo™ Wheels are the most versatile cutting wheel available. Ultimate Combo™ Wheels have a .095″ thickness. This combination wheel allows operators to cut, notch, debur and light grind without the need to change the wheel.
Configurations of Cutting Wheels Available
There are two basic types of configurations available for cutting wheels.
Type 1 / Type 41 Cutting Wheels
This is a flat cutting wheel that allows for a maximum depth of cut.
Type 27 / Type 42 Cutting Wheels
Originally developed and patented by United Abrasives, this configuration of cutting wheel features more of a rigid feel while cutting, enhanced operator visibility of the cut and the ability to flush cut as the raised hub allows for the locking nut to be recessed. These wheels are also available with a 5/8″-11 quick change hub for ease of mounting.
Grain Types Available for Cutting Wheels
Aluminum Oxide Grain
Aluminum Oxide grain cutting wheels are the most common grain type for cutting wheels. These wheels deliver very good cut rates and durability. They tend to have a lower initial cost for the user which lends to its popularity.
Zirconium grain cutting wheels feature an extremely durable design. These wheels are used for high performance cutting with long life and feature a low cost-per-cut ratio.
Ceramic grain cutting wheels allow for long life and fast cutting speeds. Ceramics also tend to cut cooler, minimizing discoloration while maximizing product life.
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