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3M Radial Bristle Discs


#1

Does anyone know where we can obtain the 3M Radial Discs in the 3/4"
diamater Peach (6 micron) and Lt Green (1 micron)?? Rio told us
today that they have discontinued the two because then cannot obtain
any from 3M…This is a huge bummer since these two discs are
big timesavers…Thanks for any help!

Gary Dirks
Janine’s Jewelry
Redding, Ca.


#2

I purchased them from Progress, in Los Angeles, CA. You can reach
Progress at 800-841-8665. They also have a website –
www.progresstool.com.

Neda Nassiri


#3

Re Gary Dirks:

    Does anyone know where we can obtain the 3M Radial Discs in the
3/4" diamater Peach (6 micron) and Lt Green (1 micron)??     Rio
told us today that they have discontinued the two because then
cannot obtain any from 3M........This is a huge bummer since these
two discs are big timesavers......Thanks for any help! 

Hello Gary, I agree on the bummer!! I did get the 3" diameter one
micron disc, so you might check that size out to get the right grit.
Why 3M quite making the small discs is still a question.
Judy in Kansas


#4
   Does anyone know where we can obtain the 3M Radial Discs in the
3/4" diamater Peach (6 micron) and Lt Green (1 micron)??     Rio
told us today that they have discontinued the two because then
cannot obtain any from 3M 

Gary, sorry it’s taken me so long. Been offline due to family
illness. I too was disappointed in Rio, so called 3M. They do still
make them and gave me three places to purchase them. Stuller
800-877-7777 Progress Tools 800-841-8665 Santa Fe
800-659-3835 Enjoy. Glenda


#5

Frei & Borel in Oakland also carry the 3M radial bristle discs -
1.800.772.3456


#6

While working at the 3M products/demonstration tables at the recent
SNAG Conference in St. Petersburg I talked with many attendees about
their use of the 3M Radial Bristle Discs. One problem we discovered
is quite common. Many artists and students were using one disc at
time mounted on their mandrel. These discs are intended to be stacked
together to make a high performance brush. I would suggest for the
9/16" and 3/4" size that stacking six discs together will make the
best performing brush. For the 1" size stacking at least three discs
together is best. Also, when using these high performance brushes a
light touch on the surface of your work piece will bring you the most
satisfactory results and the longest life. The majority of the
artists who had been stacking the discs love using these little
bristle brushes. 3M is proud to support SNAG … see you in Cleveland
next year !!!

Rick Pihl - Product Development Specialist - 3M Abrasive Systems
Division

R i c k P i h l
3M Abrasive Systems Division
3M Center, Bldg 251-3A-05
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

Office : 651-733-0824
FAX : 651-733-6376
Email : @rmpihl1


#7

Rick, Thanks for all of the that you supplied to those of
us attending the SNAG conference and also thanks to 3M for its
ongoing support of SNAG. Orchid and the Ganoksin Project could also
use 3M’s support.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com