Free Abrasives For Cutting and Grinding

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They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch but for the time being users of abrasives for cutting and grinding work can feast on the offer of free discs – enabling metalworkers to try before they buy.

Grinding Solutions will send you their best-selling fibre and slitting discs from the PFERD stable of abrasives to try. All we ask in return is your feedback.

Ceramic oxide fibre discs from German abrasives manufacturer PFERD have become a firm favourite in the industrial arena and are designed to make any application from weld seams to deburring and coarse to fine grinding easier. They combine high stock removal with increased productivity, giving substantial savings on labour costs – while offering up to three times the life over other grains such as aluminium oxide and zirconia.

Effective with both stainless steel and mild steel, ceramic oxide discs are also the abrasive of choice for removing mill and casting scale.

Grinding Solutions will send you a 115mm diameter disc in 50 grit, plus a 115mm cutting disc with a 1.6mm width that has been developed around the demanding requirements of long tool life and fast cutting performance. Designed for cutting solid mild steel, excellent results are achieved on stainless steel too – and just as important there’s reduced heat build-up during cutting and with minimum burr.
The importance of stainless steel material is continually growing. When cutting sheet metal and profiles, excessive thermal loads must be avoided to prevent thermal distortion and subsequent corrosion.

Achieving that ideal cut – smooth ends without any scorching and clean edges can sometimes be frustrating. Rated at 13,300rpm the continuous free-cutting action of the PSF Inox cut-off wheel reduces friction in the cut.

Chris Crouch of Grinding Solutions, a major distributor of PFERD products, based near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire says the offer is a great risk-free opportunity for companies to experience high-performing abrasive products …products that are a reflection too of the quality intrinsic to PFERD’s identity.

So, if the thought of that whets your appetite and you want to take up Grinding Solutions on their free test discs offer simply call us on 01664 434 897 or email

And remember, we also have the finest selection of carbide burrs, mounted points, files, industrial power brushes and power tools for a wealth of jobs, typically in steel fabrication, polishing shops, sheet steel assembly, kitchen equipment fabrication and stainless balustrade finishing. So professional users can all benefit from the extensive range of tools on offer from the best …now that is food for thought.

Grinding Solutions look forward to hearing from you.

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Grinding Out A Winning Performance With CC Grind Solid

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Whether you are a fabricator or a plater, the hard part of any grinding job is choosing the right grinding disc that will not only save you time but will also deliver on the finished quality.

 They are one of the most important tools in your box but the user is so busy getting his work out of the front door on time  that he has lost touch of the better, longer lasting alternatives to the old favourites now available out there.  Indeed, technology has come a long way – even in abrasive discs.

 Enter CC Grind Solid, a grinding disc and a relatively new addition to the stable of abrasive manufacturer PFERD … with its unparalleled removal rate, longest tool life of any grinding disc – and on an occupational health note produces significantly less noise, vibration and dust during use.

In fact, Pferd’s CC Grind Solid is twice as aggressive as any conventional grinding disc but please do not take the author’s word. Do a Google search using he words Pferd+Grind+Solid+YouTube to see CC Grind Solid in action…

 With a tool life of between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on operator use, this grinding wheel, combined with the matching quick-change, vibration-reducing backing pad and locking nut guarantees maximum machining capacity in a very short time.

 Unlike reinforced grinding discs, CC Grind Solid is very flexible, allowing score free machining particularly on flat surfaces.

 Grind Solid is available in two versions one for working on mild steel, the other for grinding Inox or stainless steel Both versions are available in 100, 115 125, 160 and 180mm diameter wheels

Using the backing pad CC Grind Solid can be used on standard angle grinders and compared with conventional reinforced grinding discs reduces noise and vibration by around 50 per cent and dust emissions by a whopping 80 per cent.

For workers using a depressed centre grinding wheel on an angle grinder, typical vibration levels can be between 5 and 7 m/s². This means that workers would need to be monitored for vibration-related issues if they are using a grinding wheel for two hours at the lowest end of the performance scale and just one hour at the top end.

When working on an open area, without corners or edges, it is possible to use fibre discs, which produce less hand arm vibration (HAV), instead of depressed centre grinding wheels.

Traditionally there has been a reluctance to do this because fibre discs generally do not last as long as a grinding wheel. However, CC Grind Solid offers an alternative that combines the greater longevity of the depressed centre grinding wheel  with a lower EAV which typically is in the region of 3.19 to  4.79 m/s², meaning that the operator can work for three to six hours plus before needing to be monitored.

Says Chris Crouch from Leicestershire-based abrasives distributor Grinding Solutions: “CC Grind Solid is employed for extreme applications, typically on mild steel. The composition of the wheel is designed to cut through metal, instead of ploughing or gouging, so generating lower resistance and 50% less noise than traditional grinding discs, while independent noise level audits show Grind Solid generating 50% less noise.

“The bottom line is that CC Grind Solid can remove material twice as fast as conventional ceramic abrasives and can last significantly longer than fibre discs. Additionally, the vibration level and time taken to perform the task are reduced significantly, which in turn reduces the worker’s exposure to HAV.”

Grinding Solutions

Telephone: 01664 434 897




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