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kent

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source for cloth buffing wheels
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:04:23 AM »

I'm replacing the worn out cloth buffing/polishing wheel on my Highland Parks B-10 and having some difficulty locating a buff wheel for a 3/4" shaft. Tried Kingsley and Covington.  Any ideas ?
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Re: source for cloth buffing wheels
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 12:11:48 PM »

Not familiar with your type equipment, but could shaft adapters work?  Zoro, FDJ, Diamond Pacific . They make right and left hand threaded units.
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Re: source for cloth buffing wheels
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 02:11:49 PM »

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Re: source for cloth buffing wheels
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 05:42:45 PM »

Cool ...thanks for that web site.

Shaft adaptors would not work due to lack of space in the spray hood.

Oddly my memory kicked in and I remembered a three wheel unit a friend gave me that sits under my 18" saw un-used (yeah, right in front of me) that had a 2" wide x 8" diameter felt wheel mounted on a 3/4" shaft. Installed it on my Highland Park unit and I am a felt wheel convert !  Love its even surface. Provides for a great polish.

Thanks all !
 
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Re: source for cloth buffing wheels
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 07:11:24 PM »

Easy to find from jewelry supply stores via internet.  Try Rio Grande in Albuquerque,  Another is Otto Frei in Oakland California.  Some may be close to you, just do a search for jewelry suppliers.  Buffs usually have a standard opening. Just mark which side you put facing the arbor on the buff.  It is easy to strip the threading if it goes on the opposite way.  Also keep them marked for which compounds you use on them.  You do not want to cross contaminate them.  I'm still learning lapidary, I've been a jeweler for several decades.  (traditionally trained bench jeweler)
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