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3M-FX Polishing Wheel


#1

Hi,

Has some one used 3M- FX Polishing Wheel ?(new in the Gesweein) I
have a request from a customer for soft satin finish on a Ring by
using this Wheel. I have never worked with this wheel Any suggestion
on the technical front on this? Is any other benefit attached to this
wheel?

Best Regards,Dinesh


#2

I got the opportunity to test drive some of the flex-shaft size
wheels and they have lots of potential. They work well on the insides
of bracelets, and I would imagine on rings as well. The ones I tried
weren’t marked, so I don’t know what was what.

I have a little experience with the bigger ones as well, and I like
them too.

Kudos to 3M for their continuing push to develop new abrasives and
media. One that I like a LOT that I’ve never seen mentioned here are
the 1" pressure sensitive discs for the flexshaft. I use them more
than any other abrasive. They’re exceptional for shaping and
smoothing. 3M used to make a little fixture for them called Rol-loc
that was great, but discontinued for some reason. But they still sell
another one (Rio,etc.) that works fine.

Allan Mason
www.silvermason.com