Stainless Steel Abrasives Kit

February 01, 2011

A kit for metal fabricating shops that includes three types of specialty abrasive wheels for grinding, blending and cutting stainless steel is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc.

Stainless Steel Kit includes a Type 27 Sigma Green grinding wheel for fast stock removal on welds, a cotton-fiber blending and finishing wheel that leaves a 32 RMS or better finish, and four thin-profile Alpha Green cut-off wheels which are only 0.045" thick and cut faster and cooler than conventional wheels because of their thin profile, claims the firm.

Available in 4-½" and 5" dia. versions, Rex-Cut Stainless Steel Kits are packaged in handy plastic clamshells for storage. Suitable for a wide range of stainless steel applications involving tube, pipe and bar stock, these kits also provide an easy trial opportunity for fabricators.

The Rex-Cut Stainless Steel 4-½" Kit sells for $22.86 (list) and the 5" kit is $25.11 (list).

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.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • grinding wheel

    grinding wheel

    Wheel formed from abrasive material mixed in a suitable matrix. Takes a variety of shapes but falls into two basic categories: one that cuts on its periphery, as in reciprocating grinding, and one that cuts on its side or face, as in tool and cutter grinding.