- Designed for heavy grinding, beveling and weld removal
- May be used on a variety of substrates such as carbon steel and stainless steel
- 3M Precision-Shaped Grain cuts exceptionally fast, helping increase productivity
- Exceptional durability extends the life of the wheel for great performance value
- Use with tools and accessories designed for depressed center grinding wheels
- For safety, always use on a tool with an approved guard, as per ANSI B7.1
The 3M™ Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheel is a type 27 wheel designed to deliver an unbeatable combination of performance and value. This long-lasting wheel uses 3M Precision-Shaped Grains to deliver a fast and consistent cut during grinding and heavy stock removal on stainless steel, mild steel, aerospace alloys and more.
For weld grinding on carbon steel one customer reports that 3M Silver DCGW delivered 95% less wear and a 28% faster cut than their current aluminum oxide wheel.
When removing laser slag from Hardox 960 stainless steel, 3M Silver DCGW lasted twice as long and required less operator pressure than conventional aluminum oxide wheel.
Get up and Grind
The 3M™ Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheel is a heavy-duty wheel designed for use in aggressive grinding applications like beveling, slag removal, weld grinding and edge work on a variety of metals. You can rely on this wheel to help you to tackle your toughest grinding applications.
3M Precision-Shaped Grain
The 3M™ Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheel features 3M Precision-Shaped Grain which continually fractures into super-sharp points and edges that slice cleanly through metal, rather than gouging or plowing as traditional abrasives do. This also helps it to last significantly longer than conventional ceramic grain abrasives while maintaining a high cut-rate over the life of the wheel.
New 3M™ Silver Abrasives
The 3M™ Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheels is part of a new class of 3M abrasives designed to deliver an unbeatable combination of performance and value. Powered by the legendary speed and long life of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain, these new products are ideal for a wide variety of metalworking applications like weld removal, beveling, edge chamfering and more — offering a longer life and faster cut than aluminum oxide, alumina zirconia and other conventional ceramic abrasives.
Bonded wheel product comparisons
Speed and Durability rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 stars being the best.
|Attributes||Aluminum oxide||Alumina zirconia||Silver|
|Durability / life|
|Speed of cut|
|Contaminant-free* (for stainless/inox)||varies||varies||yes|
|Mineral||aluminum oxide||alumina zirconia||ceramic blend precision-shaped grain|
|Total abrasive spend per job||$ $ $||$ $||$|
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