SPECIALTY BUFFING WHEELS

In addition to our regular line of buffing wheels, we also offer a variety of specialty buffing wheels to fit additional buffing and polishing requirements.

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SHANK MOUNTED BUFFING WHEELS

Formax shank mounted buffing wheels are made with 1/4” diameter x 1-1/2” long permanent shanks. They can be used with drill chucks and flexible shafts; for hard to reach and recessed areas where larger buffing wheels are not suitable. They can be used with all Formax compound hand bars and liquid compounds.

Shank Mounted Cotton Buffs - Type “SM-40” - 40 Ply

  • Use with all drill chucks and flexible shafts.
  • Use with all Formax Compound Hand Bars.

1/4” Diameter x 1-1/2” long, permanent shank mounted 40-ply Cotton Buffs are made of 100% Fine Cotton Sheeting. Used for hard to reach and recessed areas where a larger conventional type buff is not suitable.

Product Number
Buff Diameter
Ply  Face Width 
 515-402  2"  40  1/2"
 515-403  3"  40  1/2"
 515-404  4"  40  1/2"

Shank Mounted Cotton Buffs - Type “SM-50” - 50 Ply

  • Use with all drill chucks and flexible shafts.
  • Use with all Formax Compound Hand Bars.
1/4” Diameter x 1-1/2 long, permanent shank mounted 50-Ply Cotton Buffs are made of the same high quality cotton sheeting as the 40-Ply Shank Mounted Buffs, with additional layers of cloth, for a fuller and thicker face width.

Product Number
Buff Diameter
Ply  Face Width 
 515-7330  2"  50  3/4""
 515-7331  3"  50  3/4"
 515-7332  4"  50  3/4"
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SHANK MOUNTED FELT POLISHING BOBS

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing wool fibers. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt can be of any color and made into many shapes and sizes. Formax shank mounted felt polishing bobs are made with 1/4” diameter x 1-1/2” long permanent shanks.

Shank Mounted 100% Felt Polishing Bobs - Type “FB”

  • Use with all drill chucks and flexible shafts.
  • Great for Satin-Glo® Greaseless Polish applications and all Formax Compound Hand Bars.
Felt Bob Mounted on 1/4” Diameter x 1-1/2” long, permanent shank. Designed for all finishing applications. These 1/4” shank mounted felt polishing bobs are made of durable, long lasting felt. The smooth yet firm face densities are true running and maintain a good “head” of compound; resulting in a consistent and uniform surface finish.

Product Number
Bob Diameter
Face Width 
 515-405  1"  2"
 515-406  1-1/2"  1"
 515-407  3" 1-1/2"
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BRIGHT-TEX ABRASIVE BUFFING WHEELS

  

 

BRIGHT-TEX Abrasive Buffing Wheels are made of non-woven, non-directional nylon fiber mesh that is impregnated and coated throughout with fused abrasive grit.

The fabric is light in weight, waterproof, solvent resistant and flexible. It is manufactured in wide sheet and roll form with a range of textures and standard grit sizes. These characteristics permit it to be readily converted into the familiar forms of buffing wheels, buffing discs, solid face polishing wheels, wide face cartridge roll units and flap wheels.

Bright-Tex™ is intended for light duty finishing operations on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic, glass, ceramic and wood articles for such uses as:
     
  • Satin, decorative antique and scratch finishes
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  • Preparing surfaces for painting, plating, anodizing, lacquering, etc.
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  • Blending, highlighting and polishing
  • Light deburring, cleaning, brushing
  • Removing rust, oxides, flashing, weld burn, etc.

Bright-Tex ™Abrasive Wheels Metal Hub - Type “BTF”

STYLE BTF-4 Ply

Metal Hub
Fine Grit Grading
Product Number
Buff Diameter
I/D Hub
 515-131  5"  1-1/2"
 515-132  6"  1-1/2"
 515-134  8"  3"
 515-135  10"  3"
 515-136  12"  5"
 515-137  14"  7"
 515-138  16"  7"




Bright-Tex™ Abrasive Loose Disc

STYLE BTMD

Single Ply, medium Bright-Tex™ Disc with reinforced brass grommet arbor hole.                                                    
Product Number Buff Diameter Disc Thickness Arbor Hole
 515-151  2"  5/16"
 5/16"
 515-152  3"  5/16"   5/16"
 515-153  4"  5/16"  5/16"
 515-154  5"  5/16"  5/16"
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1/4" MANDREL & NUT

For mounting Bright-Tex™ Abrasive Discs and small diameter buffing wheels. Use in drill chucks and flexible shafts.

  • 2-1/4” overall length. 
  • Left-hand threaded area 5/16” diameter x 1-1/4” with nut. 
  • Unthreaded area for chucking 1/4” diameter x 1”. 
  • Packed four (4) mandrels per bag.


Product Number
Overall Length
515-159
2-1/4"
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 FLANNEL BUFFS

The soft, fleecy napped and open construction of flannel cloth lends itself to light coloring operations on such precious metals as silver and gold. It also serves excellently for light duty buffing operation on celluloid, plastic, wood and lacquered surfaces. Flannel buffs are available in a full range on construction, such as full disc buffs in loose or spiral-sewed form and in bias construction.

Zippo™ Bias-Cut Flannel Buffs - Metal Center - Type “NF”



The “NF” flannel buffs are made from napped, unsewed plies of soft flannel cloth. Recommended for color buffing easily marred surfaces such as gold, silver, platinum and acrylics, such as Lucite, Plexi-glass and urethane paints. Bias construction reduces fraying and thread pull-out.

Product Number
Buff Diameter
I/D Hub Ply Face Width
 515-383  10"  3"
 16  1"
 515-384  12"  5"   16  1"
 515-385  14"  5"  16  1"
 515-386  16"  7"  16  1"
          

 For correct side plate end flanges, please see our  Buffing Supplies page
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FLARE-PRO Flared Goblet Buffing Wheel           

FLARE-PRO Buffing Wheels are made of industrial quality 100% cotton sheeting crimped together in a lightweight aluminum alloy hub. The extremely compacted puckering effect, from the hub to the periphery - is greatly exaggerated forming a dense yet extremely resilient and flexible buff surface.

FLARE-PRO Buffing Wheels are developed for right handed polishing machines, for both manual and automated finishing operations. Female threaded for 5/8-11” power tool shafts. Ideal for use on right angle grinders, and die grinders.

How it works

The Flare-Pro Flared Goblet Buffing Wheel™ expands outwardly to a wide disc shape, for 360°-degrees of buffing and polishing action. The flexible buffing head runs cool for polishing a wide variety of shapes and sizes on all surfaces, contours, depressions and voids.


Product Number
Diameter
 Thread Size
515-602
5"
 5/8-11"

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