Gemini RightCut Wheels

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Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
One New Bond St.
United States
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August 01,2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced a major upgrade to its Norton Gemini RightCut Wheels, reportedly providing an optimal aluminum oxide option for cutting steel and ferrous metals.

The latest generation Norton Gemini RightCut wheels are 100 percent A/O abrasive, infused with a new bond technology and process, for a thinner wheel design and low kerf loss. Strong, extra-thin .045" wheels result in less material waste and quick cutting action. Providing a clean, precise, straight, burr-free quality cut, RightCut wheels offer up to 20 percent faster cutting than a standard wheel, according to the company. The wheels are longer lasting, extending wheel usage up to 70 percent more than conventional wheels. The new Norton Gemini RightCut wheels also require less pressure while cutting, giving operators a more comfortable, easier-to-use cut-off solution.

"Our exclusive new design on the Gemini RightCut wheels will outlast and outcut competitive A/O blades," said Debbie Gaspich, Norton | Saint-Gobain director of product management, North America. "Operators will also appreciate a comfortable cut, as the wheels quickly and easily slice through a variety of steels."

Norton Gemini RightCut wheels are a cost-effective cut-off solution for portable, guarded right angle grinders and are ideal for numerous metal slotting and cut-off applications including on bolts and studs, angle iron, tubing and sheet metal in a variety of materials ranging from carbon to stainless steel. Type 01 (4" — 7") and Type 27 (4" — 9") wheels are available.

Related Glossary Terms

  • abrasive


    Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.

  • aluminum oxide

    aluminum oxide

    Aluminum oxide, also known as corundum, is used in grinding wheels. The chemical formula is Al2O3. Aluminum oxide is the base for ceramics, which are used in cutting tools for high-speed machining with light chip removal. Aluminum oxide is widely used as coating material applied to carbide substrates by chemical vapor deposition. Coated carbide inserts with Al2O3 layers withstand high cutting speeds, as well as abrasive and crater wear.

  • kerf


    Width of cut left after a blade or tool makes a pass.

  • slotting


    Machining, normally milling, that creates slots, grooves and similar recesses in workpieces, including T-slots and dovetails.