Grinding tips for professionals - Part 2

Remove material and create a polished finish at the same time? You can attain just that if you opt for Klingspor's SMT 850 plus Special abrasive mop disc - better still, all in one single work step. The trick: a highly unique combination of flaps.
Remove material and create a polished finish at the same time? You can attain just that if you opt for Klingspor's SMT 850 plus Special abrasive mop disc - better still, all in one single work step. The trick: a highly unique combination of flaps.
 

3 Questions for Jens Fischer, Field Sales Representative

 

What sets the SMT 850 plus Special apart from the competition?

The combination of two different types of flaps allows the abrasive mop disc to simultaneously remove material, e.g. weld seams, and give the surface a stellar finish. This is because: The SMT 850 plus Special is fitted with flaps made of non-woven abrasive fabric in addition to the regular abrasive cloth flaps. The two types are arranged in alternating fashion on the abrasive mop disc. This design affords the user a twofold effect. What is more, the SMT 850 plus Special is available in various grit sizes. This variety enables the user to perfectly adapt the finish to the surface every time.

What are the benefits to the customer?

Since the disc allows them to create a surface finish that is particularly fine - varying with the field of application and the desired final condition of the surface, users may find that they can cut two to three work steps. This helps them save time, effort and, eventually, set-up costs as they only need to use one abrasive mop disc instead of a host of additional tools.

For which types of applications is the SMT 850 plus Special suited best?

The abrasive mop disc has proven to achieve exceptional results on TIG weld seams made of stainless steel, such as those used for mitre-cut hand rails in railing construction. A true insider tip: When used on aluminium, its performance is incredible as well! Best of all: The SMT 850 plus Special fits on any standard angle grinder. To achieve the best possible result, users who use an adjustable unit should set the speed between 3,000 and 7,000 revolutions per minute.

At a glance

Advantages of the SMT 850 plus Special

  • Stock removal and finishing in one work step

  • Suitable for use on both stainless steel and aluminium

  • Fits on all common angle grinders

Sample applications of the SMT 850 plus Special

  • Grinding on stainless steel and aluminium

  • Processing TIG weld seams

  • Finishing surfaces

  • Preparation of rough coatings

 

Pro tips:

 

“The SMT 850 plus Special also proves to be a true all-rounder when used for processing aluminium”, states Jens Fischer, a member of Klingspor’s field sales staff for Germany.

 

Exceedingly versatile: Its unique combination of flaps makes the SMT 850 plus Special equally well-suited for any type of surface made of stainless steel and aluminium. This makes it a hidden gem among professionals!

Perfect preparation: The SMT 850 plus Special truly shines when used on TIG weld seams. Using the abrasive mop disc is most effective and long-lasting if preparations made the weld seams as thin and uniform as possible. A width of two millimetres is ideal.

One size fits all: The SMT 850 plus Special fits on any standard angle grinder. For optimum results, those who use an adjustable angle
grinder should set the speed to 7,000 revolutions per minute!

 

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