Cutting wheels are made to be much thinner than grinding wheels. Cutting wheels with a .045 thickness are made specifically for cutting metal. The advantage of using a thinner wheel instead of a grinding wheel is the amount of material that must be removed. A cutting wheel is significantly thinner than a grinding or pipeline wheel. This means it can cut faster because less material needs to be ground away.
Cutting wheels can save time and the user from getting frusturated by shortening the time it takes to cut through metal.
0.45 Wheels - The best choice for efficient cutting. They should not be used for deburring metal after cutting or grinding and doing so may ruin the wheel.
0.90 Wheels - Designed to cut through and notch metal. Notching is the process of shearing off metal from the outside edge of the piece of metal prior to welding.
Types Of Cutting Wheels
Type 1 (41): A flat wheel that allows the operator to cut maximum depths into the material. The downside of Type 1 abrasive wheels are that they can be more difficult to see when performing the cut.
Type 27 (42): This type improves on the design of the Type 1 by including a hub or depressed center which enhances visibility while cutting an providing a more solid feel while cutting. Some abrasive cutting wheels in this selection come with a 5/8"-11 quick change hub for quick and easy mounting to cut down on time wasted during a job.
What Type Of Cutting Wheel To Use?
Carbon Steel - Thin Gauge
Ultimate Cut (Great for thin gauge materials)
Carbon Steel - Thick Gauge > 1/8"
Ultimate Ceramic (Great for high pressure)
Stainless Steel (Contamination Free)
Stainless XA46R (Less than .01% Iron, Sulphur, Chlorine)
Stainless, Aluminum and Carbon Steel
Cutting, Deburring, Notching, and Light Grinding
All Abrasives Are Made in The USA
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