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New type of 3M radial bristle discs

I have recently found a different series of radial bristle discs
from 3M they are being sold to the auto finishing industry. They
have a heavier stiffer bristle and a coarser grit (36, 50 & 80) than
the ones in the jewelry catalogs. They are 6" diameter 8 ply discs
for use on a polishing motor. If you need to remove lots of material
on difficult surfaces you will love these. I found them at Eastwood an auto restoration / customization supply
company which has a lot of tools and supplies that can crossover to
art metal and jewelry uses. I have suggested to Rich Bohr that 3M
market them to the jewelry industry but untill then the disks are at

check them out for your more aggressive finishing problems.

Jim Binnion

James Binnion Metal Arts
Phone (360) 756-6550
Toll Free (877) 408 7287
Fax (360) 756-2160

Member of the Better Business Bureau


Thank you for that excellent link, 

For those wanting a vibratory tumbler, there are two listed on the
site under the “Clearance” heading.

There are also interesting mallets as well as shapes used to hammer
metal over. I find these very useful as economical stakes.