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Expandable Drum Wheel

Versatile Applications: Whether you're a lapidary enthusiast or a professional stone polisher, our Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel is suitable for a wide range of applications. From shaping and smoothing rough stones to putting the final polish on gemstones, this versatile tool delivers exceptional results every time.

Exapndable Rubber Drum Wheel was Angled expansion slots through the heavy rubber rim allow the drum to expand when rotated; thereby locking the belt in place. the best way to obtain smooth, highly polished stones. The soft, pliable rubber expands during rotation to grip the sanding or polishing belts .belts can be quickly changed by stopping the machine, slipping of the old one and sliding on the new. In use, the resilient Drum surface flexes to the gemstones contour to quickly remove grinding flats. The convex shaped Drum provides the cutting action necessary to remove scratches.Expandable Drum Sander Wheel will expands when the machine is turned on which holds the sanding belts in place when the machine is running.Sold without belt. Maximum recommended speed is 1800 RPM. CAUTION: Do not run the Drum without belts in place as damage to the rubber rim may result.

Exapndable Rubber Drum Wheel are commonly used in tasks that require precise shaping and finishing of materials such as gemstones, metals, and wood. They offer a secure grip on sanding or polishing belts and can quickly remove grinding flats and imperfections, resulting in a smooth and polished surface.

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Specification

1. Material:

Rubber: The drum is typically made of rubber, providing flexibility for expansion and contraction.

2. Construction:

Expandable Design:The drum has an expandable design, allowing it to stretch to accommodate sanding or polishing belts.

3. Attachment Mechanism:

Sleeve or Nut Attachment:The expandable drum often has a sleeve or nut mechanism that allows for the attachment of sanding or polishing belts.

4. Diameter:

Various Sizes:Available in different diameter options to accommodate the size of the workpiece and the specific lapidary machine.

5. Width:

Different Widths:The drum width varies, and users can choose the width based on the desired sanding or polishing area.

6. Compatibility:

Lapidary Equipment:Designed to be compatible with lapidary equipment such as vibrating lap machines or flat lap grinders.

7. Grit Compatibility

Grit Range:Compatible with a range of grit options, allowing users to choose the appropriate grit for their specific application. Common grits include coarse for shaping and finer grits for polishing.

Applications

Features

  • Rubber Construction:

  • Flexible Material:

  • The drum is made of rubber, providing flexibility for expansion and contraction. This flexibility allows it to accommodate different-sized sanding or polishing belts.

  • Expandable Design:

  • Adjustable Diameter:

  • The drum has an expandable design, allowing users to adjust the diameter. This feature is essential for accommodating different sizes of sanding or polishing belts.

  • Attachment Mechanism:

  • Sleeve or Nut Attachment:

  • The drum typically features a sleeve or nut mechanism for attaching sanding or polishing belts securely. This mechanism ensures that the belts stay in place during operation.

  • Compatibility:

  • Lapidary Equipment:

  • Designed to be compatible with lapidary equipment such as vibrating lap machines or flat lap grinders. This ensures ease of integration into lapidary setups.

  • Diameter Options:

  • Variable Sizes:

  • Available in various diameter options to accommodate different workpiece sizes and provide flexibility for various applications.

  • Width Options:

  • Adjustable Width:

  • The drum comes in different width options, allowing users to choose the appropriate width based on their specific sanding or polishing needs.

  • Grit Compatibility:

  • Versatile Grit Range:

  • Compatible with a range of grit options, providing versatility for different stages of lapidary work. Coarser grits are suitable for shaping, while finer grits are used for polishing.

  • Application Versatility:

  • Lapidary Work:

  • Primarily used in lapidary work for shaping and polishing gemstones. However, these drums may also find applications in other material shaping and polishing tasks.

  • Adjustable Expansion:

  • Customizable Tightness:

  • The expansion mechanism is adjustable, allowing users to customize the tightness of the sanding or polishing belt based on their preferences and requirements.

  • Durability:

  • Resilient Material:

  • Rubber construction contributes to the durability and resilience of the drum, ensuring it can withstand the abrasion and pressure associated with lapidary work.

  • Safety Considerations:

  • Secure Attachment:

  • The design ensures secure attachment of the sanding or polishing belts, minimizing the risk of slippage during operation.

  • When using expandable drum rubber wheels, it's important to follow manufacturer guidelines, including safety recommendations and proper usage instructions, to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the tool.

  • Lapidary Work:

  • Primarily used for lapidary work, including shaping and polishing gemstones.

  • **9. Expansion Mechanism:

  • Adjustable Expansion:

  • The drum's expansion mechanism is adjustable, enabling users to control the tightness of the sanding or polishing belt.

  • **10. Usage Tips:

  • Proper Tightening:

  • Ensure that the sanding or polishing belt is properly tightened on the drum to prevent slippage during use.

  • Even Movement:

  • Move the workpiece evenly across the surface of the drum to achieve uniform results.

  • Safety Precautions:

  • Follow proper safety guidelines and recommendations provided by the manufacturer.

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Frequenstly Answer Qeustion

Q: How do I change the sanding belt or sleeve on an Expandable Drum Wheel?

To change the sanding belt or sleeve, you typically stop the machine, remove the old belt or sleeve, and slide on a new one. It's a straightforward process that allows for quick transitions between different abrasive materials.

Q: What safety precautions should be taken when using an Expandable Drum Wheel?

It's essential to ensure that the machine is turned off when changing sanding belts or sleeves. Additionally, always follow safety guidelines and wear appropriate protective equipment, such as safety glasses and dust masks, when operating the machine.

Q: Can an Expandable Drum Wheel be used for both dry and wet applications?

Some Expandable Drum Wheels are designed for wet applications, while others are suitable for dry use. It's crucial to check the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations for the specific model you have.

Q: What is the maximum recommended speed for an Expandable Drum Wheel?

The maximum recommended speed can vary depending on the specific Expandable Drum Wheel model. Be sure to adhere to the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure safe and effective use.

Q: Can an Expandable Drum Wheel be used without a sanding belt or sleeve in place?

It's generally not advisable to run an Expandable Drum Wheel without a sanding belt or sleeve in place, as doing so may damage the rubber drum. Always ensure that a sanding belt or sleeve is properly installed before operating the machine.

Q: What are some common applications for Expandable Drum Wheels?

Expandable Drum Wheels are commonly used for tasks such as shaping, contour sanding, and polishing in lapidary work, jewelry making, metalworking, woodworking, and other precision finishing applications.

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