Author Topic: Mounting polishing wheels.  (Read 1765 times)

Offline NeoTech

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Mounting polishing wheels.
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:18:00 PM »
I bought these cheap ass 150mm polishing wheels.. they came with.. well no bushing or mounting hardware.. I intend to mount these on a 1Hp electrical motor i have lying around but need some idea to secure that bloody thing to the shaft and properly drive it..

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Offline Pete.

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Re: Mounting polishing wheels.
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 01:20:28 PM »
They should just screw onto a spiral polishing arbor - and screw off again. If you have no arbor just use two large flat washers and clamp the wheel between them.

Offline DMIOM

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Re: Mounting polishing wheels.
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 02:09:37 PM »

Polishing machines often use tapered spindles like these - think of a benchtop grinder with one of these in place of each wheel. These allow you to easily change wheels for a stiffer/softer wheel or when you change compound (I sometimes write the compound colour on the side of the wheel with a Sharpie to avoid cross-conamination, as the colour isn't always evident once its on a wheel).

Or you can use/make somethink like these fixed adapters

Dave