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Surface finishing tool

Postby marvelmetalworks » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:45 pm

Has anyone tried using one of these ?


http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-contou ... E=DIS00020
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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby tnbndr » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:56 am

I have not used that make or model but have used others that are on the market. The others are more expensive.
They are usedful for fine finishing and applying different textures. I don't use them for slag removal, etc. They turn pretty slow and the consumables are expensive.
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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby Unvevo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:05 pm

I always use a flap disc, but that tool looks pretty handy! You should try it out for us. Ill stay subscribed for your review :D hehe

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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby matze-atze-sch » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:25 pm

I use some similar Tools on Stainless Steel.
Use it, to get the finish, if I welding or have scratches in the material.
I have the Expandable Wheel with some abrasive paper rolls in difference Grits, from rought to semi finish,
and a few metal finish drums for the perfect finish.

For mild steel I have also some abrasive paper rolls, to get a nice even finish.
But never us a abrasive paper, that was used on mild steel, on stainless, cause you can get rust on the stainless.

I can upload some Pics, if you want.

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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby kb3gun » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:11 am

I use a Metabo Burnisher, but the Eastwood is a 1/3 of the price. I wouldn't mind giving it a try.
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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby motoguy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:46 pm

This one is at Lowes for $70. I bought one today to give it a try. I'd rather have the Eastwood or Metabo versions, but Eastwood is $100 more, Metabo may as well be made of gold.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABLE-Restorer-3-5-Amp-Sander/1000127763

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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby abmetal » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:26 pm

Dennis,
Since you've used these, I'll pick your brain. Today we cut a large sign out of 12g hot roll. It was too big for the blast cabinet so I thought about a burnisher to remove the mill scale. Will cleaning around and between the letters eat up a stripping or conditioning wheel pretty quick? Or would a sanding wheel be the way to go? If you or anybody else have any thoughts on this I'd appreciate it. We had been using 12g P&O but now have to switch to hot roll so this is going to be an ongoing problem.

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