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Forum topic by WayneC posted 03-02-2010 07:07 AM 2979 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WayneC

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03-02-2010 07:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane sander refurbishing sanding sharpening

I was checking out what was new at Lee Valley and saw these wheels. Anyone tried them? Looks like they would be very useful for cleaning old tools.

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=65204&cat=51&ap=1

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 07:18 AM

Hey Wayne,, I have used some of the brass smaller ones that go into a drill but never these but they worked o.k. and seemed to me they are better for polishing rather than tough rust removal the brass is softer and I did notice a lot of fine wire that breaks off when I used them definately wear safty glasses with these but other than that I thought it buffed out things pretty well,,, I use my wire ones most of the time I like them better. More of a general use rust removal and go light with the wire ones cleand and buffs them out just about as good as the brass. I think the brass are for more delicate use Hope that helps

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 05:09 PM

Thanks Gary.

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 01:16 AM

Notice that the ad says “brass plated”. No big deal, probably 99% of these wheels are brass plated. A pure brass wheel would be too soft. I don’t have that wheel in particular which seems to be a good price, but have a similar one I got at Lowes for about the same money. It’s held up well over time. Does decent job, just nothing too heavy.

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 01:22 AM

I have a 7” one that I got at Lowes.

Worked great for cleaning the metal parts on my metal lathe when I rebuilt it.

It took off all surface rust and all but the best of the factory paint.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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