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Old 10-14-2019, 09:05 PM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
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Disc sander for making things flat and taking material off, scotch brite wheel for deburring/polishing. My scotch-brite grinder (Chinese-made), pedestal mounted, has been in operation for almost 20 years (5 airplanes), still running strong - not with the same wheel of course. My grinder, like most, is dual wheel and I have a different grit wheel on each side.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:01 PM
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ringlasergyrosandwich ringlasergyrosandwich is offline
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Originally Posted by mturnerb View Post
I like the buffer from Harbor Freight for Scotchbrite wheels - the spindles are longer, and no guards to get in the way. Much easier to to maneuver longer pieces while deburring/shaping. I also used their stand to mount it - again better than bench mounting as stand can be moved into position to maneuver long pieces. I shamelessly stole the idea from Synergy Air when I did their class.


How did you mount the buffer? I'm trying this setup but the holes don't line up.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:44 PM
mturnerb mturnerb is online now
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Originally Posted by ringlasergyrosandwich View Post
How did you mount the buffer? I'm trying this setup but the holes don't line up.
Ahhh - good question. I just drilled holes to match the buffer in the stand. Had kinda forgotten! Also - I think the wheels came with adapters to fit the size of the buffer spindles.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruinpilot View Post
I did put the wheel in my drill press. I love it there. Very accessible. Is the slowest speed ok? The grinder spins much faster... great idea though.
Try the faster speeds, if you need.

I still use the slowest speed, when working on a new project.
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