Flap wheels are one of the most useful tools to have in metal fabrication. At Weiler Abrasives, we manufacture flap wheels suited for use on a range of metals and alloys. A solid hub construction increases balance and reduces vibration in metalworking applications such as tube ID cleaning, thread cleaning and deburring. Weiler flap wheels also incorporate a star-shaped stem design that provides greater strength and stability over the life of the product.
Flap wheels feature a series of coated abrasive flaps mounted to a central hub. The individual flap construction makes these wheels flexible and capable of adapting to workpieces with irregular shapes. Our mounted flap wheels are compatible with die grinders and right angle die grinders. Unmounted flap wheels offer an additional option — instead of hub mounts, this design includes arbors designed for bench grinders, pedestal grinders, and straight grinders.
The uniform flap arrangement on flap wheels offers many advantages when working on different metals. This design adapts to virtually all workpiece shapes and bends to reach hard-to-access areas. Individual flap construction promotes even wear across the entire wheel for consistent performance and maximum product life. Weiler flap wheels are commonly used in applications such as:
At Weiler Abrasives, we manufacture coated abrasive flap wheels as part of our Tiger® and Wolverine® product lines. These wheels feature grains of aluminum oxide — a multipurpose abrasive capable of working through steel and other common metals. In addition to a solid hub construction, our wheels provide the perfect balance for chatter-free grinding at a high RPM
Our products are available in multiple sizes to meet the needs of various applications, with stem-mounted options ranging from 5/8-inch to 3-inch flap wheels, and unmounted flap wheels 6 inches in diameter. Choose mounted flap wheels with standard 1/4-inch stem or 1/4-20 threaded stem for a quick no-tool release to save time during changeovers.
Tiger flap wheels represent our premium product line for heavy-duty applications and are rated to work at high RPMs. These wheels deliver aggressive cutting action for more productivity. They maintain perfect balance for a smooth, chatter-free finish. Tiger stem mounted flap wheels are available in sizes ranging from 1 to 3-inches in diameter with grit options of 60, 80, and 120.
When the application demands a fast cut-rate and cost-effective price, Wolverine flap wheels are an excellent option. These Value products are professional-grade and the ideal choice for small to medium-sized production environments. Wolverine stem mounted flap wheels are available in sizes spanning 5/8 to 3-inches in diameter with grit options ranging from 40 to 120.
Our flap wheels are available for purchase through our network of trusted distributors. Our team is available if you would like assistance in choosing the right flap wheel. We can also show you other ways to increase your competitive presence in your industry. To learn more, fill out our contact form, and we'll get back to you as fast as possible.