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Flapper discs.

Postby squatch » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:30 pm

One of my favorite tools. I have a couple of 4 1/2" angle grinders. They get a workout. a few years ago I discovered these flapper discs. The abrasive is bonded to steel leaves that lay like fish scales. They clean like crazy without over heating the metal like a grind stone wheel does. They also last a long time. This week I've been cleaning leaf springs with mine.
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Re: Flapper discs.

Postby JLEMOND » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:00 pm

I WILL PICK UP ONE OF THOSE AND CHECK IT OUT , LOOKS GOOD . THANKS MARK
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Re: Flapper discs.

Postby paulevans76 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:50 am

Love me some flapper discs.
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Re: Flapper discs.

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Tue May 31, 2016 10:03 am

been using for years , what a great piece of kit :D
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Re: Flapper discs.

Postby imamonstertruck » Tue May 31, 2016 11:30 am

Use them all the time, especially in the shop when i clean up bourbon barrel rings

Great idea on the springs Mark. They look great


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Re: Flapper discs.

Postby geoffinbc » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:01 am

They are descent. In a production environment they are only good for finishing. If you have serious rust and scale removal jobs and a sand blaster is not available then use Walter Mill Scale Flex Cut Discs. They work much faster and don't clog up.

The idea behind a flap disc is they remove material like 36 grit but leave a finish like an 80 or 120 grit.
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Re: Flapper discs.

Postby wesharris » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:52 pm

I love flap discs ...I like them cause you can nearly Polish with them ...but also clean up nasty metal for welding
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