Flap wheels are used for sanding, grinding, deburring, blending, finishing, and polishing. Coated abrasive flap wheel have a cloth backing and can be more flexible to conform to the shape of a workpiece or less flexible for aggressive stock removal. Interleaf flap wheels alternate non-woven nylon flaps with cloth-backed coated flaps and are typically used for finer finishing and polishing work. Common abrasive materials include ceramic, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, and talc. Choose from very coarse to ultrafine abrasive grade, or corresponding grit, depending on material being worked and level of precision required. Flap wheels can be unmounted or have a straight or threaded spindle mount.
Flexing characteristics of flaps make this product readily adaptable to contoured and irregular surfaces.
Reduces potential for flattening and gouging on the work piece surface.
Abrasive function permits professional results by inexperienced operators.
Flaps are easily shaped to accommodate specific contours by simply running the wheel in reverse and dressing with a sharp file or abrasive stone.
Deliver a uniform, consistent finish throughout their life.