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Phil Pascoe

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Having a surplus of grinders, I'm looking to buy a 6" wire brush for one. I'm wary of buying something silly cheap, but don't want to pay a fortune as it's only for light domestic use. I could do well without thousands of flying bristles - I have used one before and they can be treacherous. Any preferences? Any to avoid?
 

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I fitted a chuck to a grinder and then put one of the wire brushes designed for a drill into it, they are cheap and easily swapped out. You can also use the chuck to hold all manner or different tools, very useful addition.
 

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Is this for use with wood? If so you'll want to use a variable speed grinder you can turn down low. I can only attest to 125mm disks and anything approaching 5000rpm (3500 to 4000ish works well) will leave burn marks.

You may have other plans...
 

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Can't recommend a supplier Phil as most of my wire wheels came on grinders. I can recommend getting a brass one though, I recently started using one and it leaves a very nice surface finish .
 

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Spanish brand Jaz are superior quality but a little costly and not too easy to find in the UK. They seem to last very well.
When I sort out a suitable arbor, i'm going to use a spare 2hp motor / vfd for the same purpose. I have an 8" wheel from toolstation waiting. Cheap and cheerful.
 

Phil Pascoe

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I might get a brass one as well - I do use a bit of non ferrous metal. I have a doubled ended old Warco grinder (built like a brick outhouse) with white and grey wheels, a Creusen with a 40mm white wheel and a pink one, a Scheppach with a grey wheel and a linisher and another with a grey wheel and a wet wheel. I could probably find a home for one. :lol:
 

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Without detracting from the original topic, does anyone know where to get polycarbide wheels for the bench grinder? You used to be able to get them as I've got a couple but I can't seem to find them anymore, there really isn't much better for removing rust without hurting the base steel, plus you don't have strands of steel being launched at you occasionally!
 

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Don't know for sure that they have them, but have you tried ArcEurotrade Trevanion?

I've found them to be easy to deal with and "sensible" prices.

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