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Fiber Discs Enable Faster Cut Rates

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Designed for cutting carbon steel and soft-to-grind materials.


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Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ BlazeX F970 fiber discs are designed to enable faster rust removal and enhanced cleaning and detailing processes for better finishes. The company says that users performing right-angle grinding on a routine basis will see immediate results due to the discs’ improved microfracturing grain. By consistently exposing sharper grain edges, these discs are said to deliver a better cut rate and longer disc life when compared to blended ceramic alumina discs; and enhance operator control in stock removal, deburring, blending and other applications, according to the company. A heavy fiber backing is said to provide a better disc face for surface grinding and resist tearing in heavy applications, which can extend disc life, thus requiring fewer changeovers and resulting in less labor time.

The discs are available in three sizes: 4.5", 5" and 7" fiber discs, and in 7/8" hole or speed-change attachments. Coarse grinding applications are supported through the four key grits of 36, 50, 60 and 80. There are also kits available, which include a box of BlazeX F970 and Blaze F980 36 grit fiber discs in each size, for testing.

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