mini angle grinder

Abrasive Disc User: An employee at Recol Engineering

Tool Used: Right angle grinder

The Situation: Weld left on stainless steel rings

Task: To remove weld and create a smooth finish

Action: Recol engineering used the Vortex Rapid Blend and the Norton Rapid Blend to remove the Tig weld and thermal bluing. The stainless steel was also buffered and polished using the disc.

Competitor DiscNorton DiscNorton Results
Remove weld with 115x22 SIA 4515 Ceramic fibre disc P120 Remove weld with 115x22 Norton Vortex type 27 Rapid Blend disc
  • No "cutting into" the part
  • Faster Processing Time (reduced cycle time)
  • Longer life
  • Less vibration / fatigue for the operator
Blend weld area with 3M 50mm Roloc unitized 2-SF quick change disc Blend subsequent area with 115x22 Norton Rapid Finish disc in 2-SF or 3-SF
  • Faster Processing Time (reduced cycle time)
  • Larger "footprint" Vs the existing 50mm abrasive media
  • Longer life
  • Less vibration / fatigue for the operator
Buff to mirror finish  
  • Surface finish "good" as pronounced by Jack