Holiday Closing: We will be closed from Saturday, December 16, 2017 thru
Friday, January 12, 2018 and re-open on Monday, January 15, 2018. All orders
will ship by December 15th before we shut down for the holidays. We will take
this time to visit with our factories and plan orders for 2018. Thank you for
your patience and understanding. We look forward to your orders in 2018.
A. Sahita President/CEO
FELT BUFFING WHEELS: If you still need addtional information, email Durofelt@att.net and we will be happy to help you. Or call us Monday thru Friday @ 501-225-2838 between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Central time where a human being answers the phones.
Felt Buffing Wheels AKA Felt Wheels AKA Buffing Wheels can polish and buff wood, glass, plastic and metal. Felt Wheels are not limited to just round wheels.
Knife Edge Wheels look like flying saucers because they are thick in the middle with tapered edges making it easy to slip into grooves and crevices.
Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels are available in several densities. Soft (0.50 gm/c3), Medium (0.60 gm/c3), Hard (0.70 gm/c3) and Rock Hard (0.80 gm/c3). These densities are accepted worldwide.
Density = Mass divided by Volume. Density is calculated as grams per sq. cm.
Felt Wheels are extensively used for knife sharpening whether they are kitchen knives, butcher knives, hunting knives, carving knives, etc.
Felt Rings are normally used on Glass Polishing/Beveling Machines where water based slurry (cerium oxide) is used. Felt Rings WILL SWELL in water based solutions. Unfortunately, this is a minor characteristic flaw of wool which cannot be avoided.
Felt Wheels and Felt Rings are "trued" at the factory so your buffing and polishing will be even on any surface. This process is similar to how tires are balanced before installation on vehicles.
With a little care, your Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels can last a long time. At the end of your buffing and polishing, allow the felt wheel to continue to spin thru for several minutes so any remaining polishing compound residue can spit out. Then let the felt wheel air dry before storing it to prevent molds. If you are packing your felt wheel in a plastic bag, poke some holes in the bag for air circulation. If the plastic bag is airtight, it can swell and condensation can wet the felt wheel. Then it will start to mold and the felt wheel will become useless.
If you are using more than 1 type of compound, use different buffing wheels for safety reasons. Mixing compounds is not a good idea. Always make sure you label which compound is used with which buffing wheel.
Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels can be attached to name brand power tools like Black and Decker, Dremel, DeWalt, Makita and Ryobi. Large Felt Wheels can be attached to any bench grinder.
Recommended RPM: Max. 20,000 for small buffing wheels.
Recommended RPM: Max. 1000 for 6" buffing wheel.
Recommended RPM: Max. 750 for 8" buffing wheel.
To polish stainless steel nuts and bolts: Felt Buffing Wheels in Soft density (0.50 gm/c3) and Medium density (0.60 gm/c3) will work. Use Soft Felt Buffing Wheel for a high gloss shine.
To polish brass: Use a Soft (0.50 gm/c3) Felt Buffing Wheel.
Always practice safety when using power tools. Wear eye protection, masks and gloves. Work in a well ventilated area. Keep children away from power tools.
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