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.
SKU B253507 Average Weight 0.55 lbs. Outside Diameter 10" Primary Material Sisal Ply 8ply Sisal Stitch Row Spacing 1/4" Sewing Type Spiral Sewn Max Face Width 1/2" Center Hole 1/2" Treatment Red Dip Treated Treatment Properties Hard Purpose Cut Buffing Max RPM 6000 Minimum Order 1 Availabilty Stock and Drop Ship Item Case Quantity 10 Non-Defect Return With RMA - See Policy Ships From MT Ships Via UPS, USPS, FedEx, LTL Warranty Yes Product Type Full Disc Sisal Buff Additional Info No
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 a softer cut and increased flexibility is needed over treated full disc sisal buffs.
Sizes: 2" to 20" diameter with standard sections being 11ply. These sections are approximately 1/2" thick and can be ganged together on the arbor shaft to achieve the desired overall face width.
Precautions: Safe operation requires the use of end washers or flanges. Wear appropriate safety clothing, respiratory, and eye protection during use. Do not exceed maximum specified RPM.
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