Quick-Change Discs for Aggressive Removal of Weld Seams and More

August 4, 2020

Superior Abrasives-Alpha-Kut-quick-change-discsSuperior Abrasives, LLC has introduced Alpha-Kut quick-change discs, the company’s most aggressive coated material in quick-change form. The discs quickly remove burrs, sharp edges, slag and other undesirable materials with the workpiece shaped in a single step, thus reducing changeover time and costs. 

Alpha-Kut consists of triangular, precision-formed abrasive grains that reportedly exhibit continually self-sharpening properties and wear characteristics of ceramics to deliver consistent cutting action over a long service life. The grain strength is complemented by a rigid fiber backing for stability, allowing added pressure for maximum stock removal. 

The discs are ideal for large weld removal in narrow or otherwise inaccessible areas, weld or seam removal and blending, and removal of heavy or hardened material such as for leveling, rough shaping and sprue removal in castings.

While Alpha-Kut complements existing coated abrasives, it may be a suitable replacement for small-diameter or light-use cutting wheels. The relatively forgiving nature of coated abrasives, according to company officials, allows new and inexperienced operators to perform tasks without much risk to expensive workpieces. The discs are available in 36 grit, and 1.5-, 2 and 3-in. dia., with military-grade nylon-type R-button attachments. 

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