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Abrasives

Abrasives play a critical role in industrial material processing, helping to refine, shape, and finish materials. Companies use them in various industries, including metalworking, woodworking, automotive, and construction. Abrasives come in different forms, such as grinding wheels, cut-off wheels, and wire brushes, each designed for specific applications. They help remove excess material from a workpiece, improve surface finishes, and provide the desired shape and finish.

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Burrs & Deburring Tools

Burrs & Deburring Tools

Used to remove burrs, providing smooth and clean edges, enhancing the overall appearance and performance of finished products.

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Flap Wheels

Flap Wheels

Used for grinding, blending, and finishing processes, offering effective material removal and surface preparation.

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Wire Brushes

Wire Brushes

Robust wire bristles used for cleaning, deburring, and surface preparation in various applications.

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Grinding & Cutting Wheels

Grinding & Cutting Wheels

Used for material removal, shaping, and cutting in various applications, providing efficient and precise results.

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Buffing & Polishing

Buffing & Polishing

Utilized to refine surfaces, remove imperfections, enhance aesthetics, and facilitates high-quality finishes.

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Files

Files

Handheld tools with abrasive surfaces utilized for shaping, and smoothing material. Available in various shapes, sizes, and cuts, providing versatility and precision in various applications.

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Sharpening Stones

Sharpening Stones

Available in varying grit sizes to achieve desired levels of sharpness and edge refinement, ensuring optimal cutting performance and precision.

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Sanding Discs

Sanding Discs

Used for sanding and smoothing surfaces, facilitating efficient material removal and surface preparation.

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Surface Finishing

Surface Finishing

Facilitates desired finishes, textures, and the removal of imperfections.

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Sanding Belts & Rolls

Sanding Belts & Rolls

Available in various lengths, widths, and grits, offering efficient material removal and surface preparation.

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Sanding Sheets & Sponges

Sanding Sheets & Sponges

Used for sanding and smoothing surfaces, providing versatility and effectiveness in various applications.

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About Abrasives

Industrial abrasives play a critical role in a broad range of manufacturing settings. From shaping and finishing parts in the automotive industry to polishing intricate designs in jewelry, abrasives offer exceptional versatility. They can grind, polish, and cut through virtually any material, making them an invaluable tool in many industrial processes.


Files have been integral to manufacturing for many years, serving as indispensable tools for breaking sharp edges, smoothing surfaces, and finishing metal workpieces. They are typically used in the final stages of manufacturing to improve the product's appearance and ensure its compliance with design specifications. This accuracy is crucial as even minor irregularities can lead to functional problems or safety risks. Files are versatile and can be used on various materials, making them essential in diverse manufacturing scenarios.


Grinding and cutting wheels are essential in various industries, often used in metalworking and construction. Grinding wheels, typically composed of an abrasive compound, refine or smooth a workpiece through friction, improving its surface quality or shaping it to precise dimensions. On the other hand, thinner cutting wheels cut through materials like metal, stone, or concrete, allowing for efficient removal of material in fabrication and construction tasks.


Hand-held and free-standing power sanding machines use sanding discs for surface preparation or finish work. They are circular and spin at high speeds, with an abrasive surface that grinds the material. As the disc spins, the abrasive surface wears away the top layer of material, smoothing rough edges or removing material in the process. Different grit levels on sanding discs determine the degree of smoothness produced, making them useful for various projects and materials.


Wire brushes have a unique role as an abrasive since they are primarily used to prepare surfaces for other operations or maintenance. They clean and polish metal parts, remove rust and prepare surfaces for painting or welding. Wire brushes ensure the manufactured products are aesthetically pleasing and meet the high standards of durability and quality demanded in the sector.


Sanding belts are essential in woodworking and metalworking and are used to smooth surfaces and edges. They are attached to a handheld or stationary belt sander, which moves continuously in one direction, removing material from the surface. The sanding belt's coarseness can vary depending on the work's nature: coarse belts for removing material quickly and fine-grain belts for a smooth, polished finish. Safety is paramount when using sanding belts, so workers must always wear appropriate protective gear, including safety glasses and dust masks.


In addition to the abrasives mentioned above, MRO supplies flap wheels, sanding sheets, sharpening stones, and deburring tools. We can help you understand the characteristics and applications of these abrasives to help optimize their use, increase efficiency, and provide you with innovative solutions.

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Abrasive Mandrels: Your Complete Buying Guide

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