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Bias Sisal Buff: 12 x 3 Red Treated

12" Red Treated Sewn Bias Sisal Buffing Wheel - 12" x 3"

10" diameter by 3" center sewn bias sisal section buffing wheel. Firm red dip treated and 1/4" spiral sewn for improved performance on steel and iron. For aggressive cut down operations on steel, stainless steel, and other metals. Recommended for use with gray compounds and emery cake. Does not include a center reducer plate. End flanges are required for proper mounting and safe operation on floor or bench mounted buffing machines. Can also be mounted to portable power tools such as an angle grinder with the use of a Quickcenter safety flange set, when using this mounting method a reducer plate is not needed.

How do sisal buff wheels absorb grease?

The buffing material used to make sisal buff wheels has natural grease absorbing properties, allowing it to effectively absorb grease during the polishing process.

What are sisal buff wheels primarily used for?
Sisal buff wheels are primarily used for buffing metal surfaces, providing a stiff polishing wheel that can handle more aggressive work.

What are the advantages of using sisal buff wheels for metal polishing?
Sisal buff wheels are much stiffer and more abrasive than most other buffing wheel types, which allows for more aggressive work and enables the use of greater pressure against the surface being polished. This makes them effective for buffing metal surfaces.

How does the stiffness of sisal buff wheels affect their use?
The stiffness of sisal buff wheels allows for more aggressive work and the application of greater pressure during polishing, making them suitable for tasks that require increased rigidity.

What is the buffing material used to make sisal buff wheels?
Sisal buff wheels are made with a buffing material that is coarser than most other buffing wheels and has natural grease absorbing properties.


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What is a Stitched (Sewn) Buff?

A stitched buff is a type of buffing wheel designed for polishing various materials. It is constructed by implanting circular stitching in a spiral-like pattern around the center of the wheel. This stitching serves two purposes: it holds the wheel together and creates a stiffer structure, enabling more aggressive polishing. The level of stiffness and sturdiness of the buffing wheel depends on the proximity of the stitching to each parallel line of stitches. Closer stitching results in a stiffer wheel, making it ideal for tackling tougher polishing tasks. On the other hand, a stitched sisal buff should not be confused with a cloth buffing wheel, despite having a similar name. Cloth spiral sewn buffing wheels share a comparable design with sisal buffs, but they are made of a much softer material. As a result, cloth buffs are not as strong when working with harder metals. They are more suitable for later-stage polishing and some color buffing applications. In summary, a stitched buff is a buffing wheel with circular stitching that enhances its durability and allows for more aggressive polishing. While stitched sisal buffs are robust and ideal for challenging polishing jobs, cloth spiral sewn buffs are softer and better suited for later-stage polishing and color buffing.

Recommended Uses for the Sisal Polishing Wheel


Additional Information

SKU B233305
Average Weight 1.35 lbs.
Product Type Bias Type Sewn Sisal Buff
Primary Material Sisal
Purpose Cut Buffing
Outside Diameter 12"
Inside Diameter 3"
Center Hole 3"
Center Reducer Plate Sold Separately
Ply 8
Stitch Row Spacing 1/4"
Sewing Type Spiral Sewn
Max Face Width 1/2"
Treatment Red Dip Treated
Treatment Properties Dry, Hard
Max RPM 2800
Case Quantity 10
Minimum Order 1
Availabilty Stock and Drop Ship Item
Warranty Yes
Non-Defect Return With RMA - See Policy
Ships Via UPS, USPS, FedEx, LTL
Ships From MT, CA, OH, IL
Additional Info N/A

Description: Sewn bias sisal section buffs, also known as sisal buffing wheels, are specially designed for cut down operations that require more flexibility than a full disc sisal buff. These buffs are primarily used on hard aluminum and steel, with limited application on brass and zinc. It is important to note that they are not recommended for mush buffing operations.

The construction of these buffs involves using bias cut rolls of woven sisal, which are reinforced with the appropriate thread and sewn in a spiral pattern, based on the specific job requirements. This spiral sewing technique helps reduce fraying and ensures durability. The distance sewn between each row can vary, with quarter inch being the most common option.

The appearance of sewn bias sisal section buffs is flat and compact, with a face that can be altered by adjusting the ply or density. The choice of spiral sewing and treatment greatly influences the flexibility and hardness of the buff. Different sewing types, such as Concentric, Straight Spoke, Radial Arc, and others, can be selected based on the desired outcome. While untreated sisal can be used, dip treatments are highly recommended to enhance performance and extend the buff's lifespan.

Sewn bias sisal section buffs are primarily used for buffing or coloring various metal articles that require increased rigidity compared to open face sisal buffs. Their stiff nature and specific construction make them suitable for more demanding polishing tasks, allowing for greater pressure to be applied to the surface being polished. This results in more aggressive work and effective removal of imperfections for a high-quality finish.

In summary, sewn bias sisal section buffs offer versatility and flexibility in cut down operations, while maintaining the necessary rigidity for efficient metal polishing. Their construction, including the bias cut rolls of woven sisal and spiral sewing, ensures durability and longevity. When properly treated, these buffs deliver enhanced performance and extend their lifespan.


Typical Application: For buffing or coloring various articles made from metal where increased rigidity is needed over open face sisal buffs.

Sizes: 8" to 22" diameter with standard sections being 8ply. Centers are available in 3", 5", 7", and 9" and should be in compatible relation to the diameter of the buff. Standard 8ply sections are approximately 1/2" thick and can be ganged together on the arbor shaft to achieve the desired overall face width.

Precautions: Proper mounting and safe operation requires the use of end flanges. Wear appropriate safety clothing, respiratory, and eye protection during use. Do not exceed maximum specified RPM.

Note: Industrial grade. Guaranteed for quality and performance.

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