Quick release discs for grinding natural and synthetic stones, glass, ceramics and hard metals. These quick released (Velcro) flexible diamond discs are for hand and fixed machine polishing. They should be used wet. All other backings and fixings available including M14, snail lock, self adhesive, plastazote and magnetic. Quick release diamond flexible material for wet grinding and polishing glass, ceramics, hard metals, natural stone including granite, marble and sandstone, and synthetic stone such as engineered stone. These diamond discs are colour coded in green, black, red, yellow, white, blue and orange for easy grade identification.
Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Abrasive Sanding Disc are specifically designed for single- or multiple-head automatic edge polishing machines for straight and beveled edge polishing. It only requires up to the 3000 grit to successfully polish edges. Fabricators will find that results are very consistent and can rely on the high quality performance. Utilizing the common snail lock adapter , SL pads will easily attach to edge polishing machinery. The pads simply fit into place and lock on with a twisting motion. To remove the pads simply untwist and remove, then replace with the next grit. The “twist and lock” design saves time and increases productivity.
Order Code Format
Order Code which includes the following components:
SFDD: This is likely an abbreviation or code representing our product.
Diameter: This should be replaced with the desired diameter of the product you want to order.
Grit: This should be replaced with the specific grit level or abrasive coarseness you require for the product.
Grit: Available in various grit levels, including 60 120 240 400 600 800 1200 1500 and 1800Grit. The choice of grit depends on the level of abrasiveness required for your specific application.
Size (Diameter): The cloth come in various sizes to accommodate different tools and applications, with diameters including
4 inches (100 mm): This size is commonly used for smaller angle grinders and is suitable for precision work and tight spaces.
4.5 inches (115 mm): This size is also used with angle grinders and provides a slightly larger working surface compared to the 4-inch disc.
5 inches (125 mm): Often used for medium-sized angle grinders, this size provides a balance between maneuverability and coverage.
6 inches (150 mm): Larger discs like these are suitable for larger angle grinders or other grinding and polishing machines, offering increased coverage and efficiency.
7 inches (180 mm): These discs are larger and are used for more substantial material removal and polishing tasks on larger surfaces.
8 inches (200 mm) and above: These larger-sized discs are typically used with industrial-sized polishing machines for heavy-duty applications.
Stone Fabrication: Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs are commonly used in the fabrication of natural and engineered stone surfaces. They are used for shaping, profiling, and polishing stone countertops, vanities, and other stone products.
Concrete Polishing: These discs are effective for polishing concrete surfaces to achieve a high-gloss finish. They can be used in applications like polishing concrete floors, countertops, and decorative concrete elements.
Tile Installation: Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs can be used to shape and profile ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tiles. They are valuable tools for tile installers working on custom tile designs and intricate cuts.
Sculpting and Artwork: Artists and sculptors use these discs for carving and shaping stone, ceramic, and other materials to create intricate sculptures and artwork.
General Grinding and Polishing: They can also be used for general grinding and polishing tasks on various hard materials, making them versatile tools in construction and fabrication.
Snail-Lock Attachment: These discs feature a unique Snail-Lock attachment system that allows for quick and secure attachment to compatible grinders and polishing machines. The Snail-Lock mechanism simplifies disc changes, reducing downtime.
Flexibility: Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs are designed to be flexible, making them suitable for working on curved or uneven surfaces. This flexibility allows for better contouring and smoother results.
Diamond Abrasives: They are embedded with high-quality diamond abrasives, known for their hardness and long-lasting performance. Diamond abrasives provide efficient material removal and produce a fine finish.
Versatility: These discs can be used for various applications, from rough grinding to fine polishing, on a wide range of hard materials, including stone, concrete, ceramics, and more.
Precision: Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs are known for their precision in shaping and profiling, making them valuable tools for achieving intricate designs and custom finishes.
Durable: Diamond discs are highly durable and can withstand high heat and friction, ensuring a longer lifespan and cost-effectiveness.
Wet and Dry Use: Depending on the product, these discs can be used for both wet and dry applications, providing flexibility in different work environments.
High-Gloss Finish: When used for polishing, these discs can achieve a high-gloss, mirror-like finish on stone and concrete surfaces, enhancing their aesthetic appeal.
Reduced Dust: Some models are designed to minimize dust generation during use, improving air quality and reducing cleanup efforts.
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Q: What is a Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Disc?
A Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Disc is a type of diamond abrasive tool used for cutting, grinding, and polishing various materials, including stone, concrete, and ceramics. It is characterized by its unique snail-lock attachment system, which allows for quick and secure attachment to compatible tools.
Q: What is the Snail-Lock attachment system?
These belts are known for their aggressive cutting action, which remains consistent throughout their long lifespan. This makes them particularly well-suited for wet grinding applications that demand precision and efficiency.
Q: What are the advantages of Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs?
The Snail-Lock system offers several advantages, including quick and easy disc changes, secure attachment, and reduced downtime during tool transitions. These discs are also known for their flexibility, making them suitable for curved or uneven surfaces.
Q: What materials can Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs be used on?
Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs are versatile and can be used on a variety of materials, including natural stone (e.g., granite, marble), engineered stone, concrete, ceramic tiles, and more. They are commonly used in stone fabrication and construction applications.
Q: What types of applications are these discs suitable for?
Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs are used for various applications, such as shaping and profiling stone countertops, smoothing or leveling uneven surfaces, and polishing stone and concrete for a high-gloss finish.
Q: Can these discs be used for wet and dry applications?
Some Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs are designed for wet use, while others are suitable for dry applications. Always check the product specifications and manufacturer recommendations to determine the appropriate usage.
Q: How do I choose the right Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Disc for my application?
Consider the material you are working with, the specific task (cutting, grinding, or polishing), and the desired finish. Additionally, ensure that the disc is compatible with your grinder or polishing machine and its Snail-Lock attachment system.
Q: Are there safety considerations when using Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs?
Yes, safety is essential when using diamond abrasive discs. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses, hearing protection, and dust masks. Follow safety guidelines and manufacturer recommendations for safe operation.
Q: How do I maintain and store Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs for optimal performance?
Store the discs in a dry and cool environment to prevent moisture exposure. Clean the discs regularly to remove debris and extend their lifespan. Follow any additional maintenance guidelines provided by the manufacturer.
Q: Can Snail-Lock Flexible Diamond Discs be used with any type of grinder or polishing machine?
These discs are designed for use with machines equipped with a Snail-Lock attachment system. Ensure that your machine is compatible with Snail-Lock discs and operates within the recommended RPM range.