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Surface finishing tool

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

Has anyone tried using one of these ? ... 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.

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Re: Surface finishing tool

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

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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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby kkroger » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:21 pm

Removing Mill Scale from 12g Hot Roll, just use Muriatic Acid... then RINSE Clean with clear water... The Burnisher will just either eat up EXPENSIVE drums of any sort and the result will suck and it will be SLOW... a Flap disk, 36 grit would be faster than the burnisher but slower and more damaging than the Muriatic Acid, and both abrasive methods will be more expensive than the Acid... Just put the acid in a spray bottle and go to town....

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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby Gamelord » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:03 pm

Yea, muriatic acid is the ticket. Spray it outside and realize that your spray bottles will NOT last more than one day spraying...the acid just ruins them so get a package of some really cheapies. You may be able to dump the acid back out and spray some backing soda water through them after to save em....but I just get throwaway ones and roll with it. Acid will take the mill scale off in minutes instead of hours grinding and then having to do clean up of the grinder marks. Backing soda water neutralizes the acid after you give it a spray down. Blow dry your work immediately after cleaning or it may start to show flash rust.
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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby ovrrdrive » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:10 am

I just bought one of the Eastwood SCT's and I love it. It turns ugly multi colored steel to a nice even brushed shiny surface in minutes. It's a little heavy but it really feels like a quality tool in your hand. Does anyone know if the metabo consumables fit the Eastwood?

If it doesn't last as long as a metabo I'll buy the expensive upgrade. For my use I think it will be fine.

I would definitely like more options for wheels than they offer. If the metabo stuff fits that would be awesome.

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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby acourtjester » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:48 am

Don't know if these will fit but they have others on eBay ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby muzza » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:23 am

Gamelord wrote:Yea, muriatic acid is the ticket. Spray it outside and realize that your spray bottles will NOT last more than one day spraying...the acid just ruins them so get a package of some really cheapies. .

We use the 1 litre (quart) pump up type spray bottles, about $6 each but get quite a while out of them now. We spray with it most days but have a second bottle with some Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) and water and just spray some through to kill any acid in the spray part when we're done.

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Re: Surface finishing tool

Postby hsolve » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:49 am

Good morning gents.
I have the german versions Poly PTX and have had them for years, mainly for finishing S/S. There are now several imitations of which Metabo are the closest. In their time these were quite pricey but have provided good service. There is a multitude of comsumables for them now and priced better than before. If you use the right abrasive for the job it lasts quite OK. However the wrong, you can be throwing dollars against the wall. In my opinion this is just another tool for a job, it can make a job easier, however there is more than one way to skin a cat.

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