From light buffing, deburring and finishing to heavy cutting and grinding, 3M offers a complete selection of abrasive wheels. Our range includes cut-off wheels, grinding wheels, deburring and flap wheels that are engineered to handle the harsh conditions and hard metals of heavy industrial applications.
3M abrasive wheels are designed for maximum durability. Many feature our revolutionary Precision-Shaped Grain, which acts like a cutting tool, slicing through surfaces like a knife. It grinds faster and with less friction, minimising heat build-up in the workpiece and lasting many times longer than conventional grain. The durable design of our abrasives helps reduce worktime which improves productivity and increases safety.
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a industrial injury caused by continuous exposure to vibrations from hand held tools or machinery. Prolonged exposure can damage the blood vessels, nerves and tendons in the fingers, hand and wrist. Vibration related injuries can lead to permanently reduced sensitivity, strength and dexterity.
3M abrasive wheels work faster than conventional alternatives. The smooth cutting action requires less operator pressure, and completing the job faster enabled by the faster cutting abrasive will lead to reduced operator time on the wheel, helping prevent hand-arm vibration.
3M are a founding member of the Organisation for Safety in Abrasives (oSa). They audit abrasive manufacturers to EN standards guaranteeing the highest level of tested safety for cutting and grinding tools.
3M engineered abrasives are all oSa certified, fully meet EN safety standards and regularly undergo audits with certified quality management throughout the manufacturing process. Therefore, the wheels are less likely to break during operation, minimising the risk from accidents.
Our experts can provide you with all the support you need to keep your project running as smoothly as possible. We can collaborate with you to find the right abrasive solution for your requirements through professional testing and analysis.
Choosing the right abrasive can be difficult as a range of factors must be considered including the material being used and the desired finish you want to achieve. Issues such as loading, cut-rate and operator fatigue can all impact the final result. The best option is to speak to a 3M expert who can use their experience to recommend the abrasive that's most suitable for your application.
3M offer a complete range of abrasive wheels with options for every application, including buffing wheels, cut-off and grinding wheels, deburring and finishing wheels, flap wheels and strip-off wheels.
This will depend on the type of material you are working with. If you're cutting through metal, cutting wheels are the best option. You will need to choose the right thickness for your abrasive, depending on the size and type of the metal. Flap wheels are the best option for fast stock removal and deburring welds, allowing you to grind, blend and finish with one product.
You can find the availability of any 3M abrasive wheel by using the 'where to buy' feature found on the right side of the product page. Simply select the specific options you need for your abrasive wheel using the drop-down menus and follow the link if you want to purchase. If you have any questions about which abrasive to buy, please contact a 3M expert.
3M’s abrasive brands are made of different material and are designed for different purposes. 3M™ Cubitron™ II discs are highly abrasive for cutting, sanding and grinding application, while Scotch-Brite™ wheels are mostly designed for cleaning and polishing surfaces.