Our Range of Cutting Discs
We have a range of cutting discs from brand names such as Klingspor, 3M and Abracs as well as our own range of Engweld cutting discs, which have been manufactured to the highest specifications in the EU and are designed to cope with the cutting of steel and associated materials.
Our cutting discs come in various sizes, thicknesses, and with a range of bore sizes to fit specific power tools. Take a look at our products below.
At Engweld, no matter what trade or industry you are in, you will find the right, high performance cutting discs to complete your work to the highest of standards. Each of our discs has been designed with efficiency, precision and longevity in mind. And each comes with the OSA approval, the symbol of safety for abrasives.
We have a size to suit every application, and as we stock them ourselves, no matter the size you want (100mm, 115mm, 125mm, 180mm, or 230mm), we’ll have it in stock and ready to ship to you.
Selecting The Right Cutting Discs For You
Choosing the right cutting discs for your operation will make your job go that much smoother, so let's take a look at some things to consider.
The first thing you must do is find the right material disc for the job at hand.
- Aluminium Oxide - Suitable for alloys with high tensile strength, and for ferrous metals, such as steel and titanium
- Silicon Carbide - Suitable for low tensile strength alloys, such as cast and ductile iron, and for non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, bronze and copper.
Secondly, you must take into account the shape, or form, of your cutting discs
- Flat - Diameters here will vary depending on the angle grinder you use it with. For most angle grinders, a diameter of between 100 mm and 230 mm is ideal.
- Depressed Centre (Concave) - When using these discs for cutting you will have a diameter of between 100 mm and 230 mm, while for roughing, you will have varying thicknesses between 2 and 10 mm, and a diameter of between 100 mm and 200 mm.
When should you change your cutting discs?
If you respect your tools, they will respect you, and replacing your cutting discs when the time is right is essential for safe operation. So let's take a look at when you should be changing your cutting discs.
- If your cutting discs show any signs of visible damage, you should replace them immediately. This includes, but is not limited to, cracks, chips, and any bending or twists in the wheel.
- Once they expire, it is time to replace them. Factors such as time, the conditions they are kept in, temperature, humidity, and UV light can have an impact on the bonding agents used to hold the discs together.
- If you are ever unsure whether your discs are safe to use, adopt the “better safe than sorry” attitude and change your discs. It is not worth the risk.
- For both safety and for optimal performance, your cutting disc should never be larger or smaller than the specifications of your grinder. And you should always ensure that both the size of the disc and the RPM (revolutions per minute) are matched to your grinder.
- Never use a grinder that has a greater RPM than the disc is rated for.
- Never run an oversized disc on a grinder with the guard removed. Not using the correct guarding can be dangerous.
See also: Grinding Discs, Slitting Discs, Flap Discs,
If you are unsure of which cutting discs are right for you, please contact us and one of our specialists will be on hand to offer you assistance.