Flap discs are one of the most common abrasives used in metal fabrication shops around the world. Shop owners and operators rely on them for their versatility, long life and ease of use. Since they are more conformable than other abrasive discs and wheels, operators of every skill level are less likely to damage parts by gouging the metal. While fibre discs grind faster and grinding wheels last longer, they don’t offer the application versatility of flap discs, which leave a finer finish after the grinding step.
3M flap discs are the product of decades of technological innovation and application expertise. We offer both type 27 (flat) and type 29 (conical) flap discs in a range of sizes and attachment systems to fit your angle grinder. Request a sample today and see the benefits of versatile, easy-to-use flap discs powered by 3M Precision-Shaped Grain.
Flap discs are constructed of overlapping abrasive-coated flaps attached to a central hub. As the disc is used, the flaps continually wear away to expose a new layer of abrasive mineral. This allows for a consistent cut-rate and finish throughout the entire life of the disc.
Plus, the gaps between the coated abrasive flaps make them much more conformable than other grinding discs and wheels — making them great for grinding and blending on curves and contours.
Each job has its own unique challenges. That’s why 3M offers a selection of flap discs engineered to perform in a range of applications. Check out our Premium and Advanced Series flap discs designed for medium and heavy-duty metal fabrication tasks.
Grind and blend your welds in a single step.
Use the before-and-after slider to see how a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Disc removes a ¾” submerged arc weld. Since flap discs leave behind a finer finish than fibre discs and depressed center grinding wheels, they can allow you to skip the blending step before adding a final finish.
We are interested in helping you decide which Industrial Abrasives product works best for your application. A 3M Abrasive Expert will contact you to ensure you're getting the product you need to get your job done right.
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