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Using Resin Discs Without Gluing Them Down?

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« on: March 30, 2016, 11:24:04 am »

If you can bolt through the disc- pad glueing them down is optional in my shop. It would bother the heck out of some folks to use them this way and not bother others at all, you have to decide which camp you are in because you can get used to using non - glued discs and pads. The sic sanding discs can be used in the same way and it is a wonderful way of extending the life of your coarse diamond pads because coarse sic discs cut very quickly when newish and are inexpensive so they are easily replaced. Not having then glued to a backing plate makes the frequent required sic change outs  not a problem at all. When I was carving a lot I would sometimes sand and prepolish certain style grooves by putting on  a thick half inch rubber pad glued to the backing disc and then use a loose diamond pad of a larger size on top of it. This sanding pad draped over the edge of the backing plate and rubber backing and could be used in certain grooves if the speed was maintained at a moderate level. Of course the pads will lie flatter on the machine the faster they are rotating.
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