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A substance used for abrading, grinding, polishing, lapping, such as the natural materials Emery, Garnet, Flint, and Crocus, and the manufactured or electric furnace materials:
Aluminum Oxide, Silicon Carbide, and Alumina Zirconia.
One of the three essential components of a coated abrasive product (backing, adhesive, abrasive grain).
A high-performance alloyed abrasive formed by zirconia deposited in an alumina matrix. Works well for grinding of stainless steel, spring steel, titanium, and other
hard steels, and for dimensioning wood.
An alloy of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide. Designed for heavy duty stock removal for metal and wood, with self-sharpening characteristic. Belts are normally blue in color.
Also refers to a profiled edge on a table; "radiused edge."
Using coated abrasives to create a special effect on a workpiece (refining the surface). Usually done to develop a smooth, lustrous surface finish on metal, leather, etc.
Also refers to a wood surface which in the fibers have become too dense by improper sanding so that stain does not properly penetrate.
Not necessarily a problem on some operations, but usually not desired.
Folding of the coated abrasive belt on the contact roll or wheel because it has become stretched in service, or is too flexible for the operation.
The term is also used to describe a light scoring of the back of the belt so that it will "hinge" and fit into the complex shape of a hand block.
Work done in the shop or factory, as cutting, punching, sub-assembling, riveting or welding rolled sections together, before delivery to the building site.
To make by combining parts; assembling.
For machine tools in which the work revolves, feed is the rate of travel of the tool in a cutting operation. It is expressed in thousandths of an inch per revolution of the spindle.
For machines on which the cutting tool revolves, it is the rate of travel of the work table.
A very sharp grain that cuts quickly when new. Fractures quickly, keeping it sharp. Perfect for sanding wood end grains or for final-finish sanding of wood. Very economical.
A naturally occurring abrasive grain, red in color, made by crushing semi-precious garnet material. Still used occasionally in the woodworking industry.
To sharpen or dress with a hone.
A stone or fine grit, used for sharpening cutting instruments or for obtaining a very smooth finish on a metal part.
The surface between successive grooves on a contact wheel or roll.
The area of the contact wheel that is in actual contact with the workpiece.
(Not leftovers from eating an orange) A pebble grain pattern that occurs when a metal is stressed beyond its elastic limit.
Also refers to a similar pattern that occurs on painted surfaces. Often caused during rolling or forming operations.
Technically referred to as a platen or smoothing bar. A flat metal support located behind the coated abrasive belt.
Frequently faced with felt or vinyl foam tape to provide resiliency.
Also refers to devices in a wide belt sander which hold down small parts as they go through on the conveyor belt (see Pinch Rolls).
An additive that prevents loading when sanding soft resinous woods, after sealer coats and when working with soft ferrous or non-ferrous metals. Not an abrasive grain.
See Zinc Stearate.