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Buffs without reenforcing centers

These are intended for mounting on a shaft bwetween 2 plates.
You need to get the right buffs to suit your polishing motor arbour.
If tapered, then they will need reenforcing from new.
Especially over 4in in dia.

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Ho,
interesting!..i was wondering…if glueing a metal washer on, would work…?

julie

The biggest problem with gluing a washer in place would be one of balance. A 1/2 HP motor spinning at 3250 +/- rpms can be very problematic if out of balance. Polishing buffs need to be used a little bit to be in balance. I would guess a metal washer just 32nd of an inch off center would have your polisher hopping around the shop floor.

Don Meixner

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Cyanoacrylate glues will likely do the trick. They will penetrate into the fabric and once set will be very hard.

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That makes no sense in a jewelry context. The usual lathe for a jeweler has tapered spindles. Rio doesn’t specify they need plates and none of their other buffs without reinforcing need plates. In fact when I talked to Rio, they never said anything about that and I was specific about the issue.