1/8" Diamond Stained Glass Lapidary Grinder Adapter Head Bit
Made with a patented diamond bonding process for extra long life. Fits Glastar G5, G6, and G8 grinders for grinding small, tight areas. Fits Inland and Glastar G7 grinders with bit adapter. For extra control and support when grinding with this bit use the Glastar Universal Mini Table.
Diamond Fast Grinder Heads are known for their exceptional performance when it comes to grinding, shaping, and smoothing hard materials like glass, stone, ceramics, and various minerals. Their performance is attributed to several key factors:
Efficient Material Removal: These grinder heads are designed with diamond abrasive coating, which is one of the hardest materials known. Diamond abrasives efficiently remove material, allowing for quick and precise shaping.
Smooth and Precise Grinding: Diamond Fast Grinder Heads provide smooth and precise grinding results. They can achieve fine detailing and intricate shapes while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Longevity: Diamond abrasives are highly durable and have a long lifespan. This means that Diamond Fast Grinder Heads can be used extensively before needing replacement, making them cost-effective in the long run.
Cool Cutting: Diamond abrasive materials have excellent heat conductivity, which helps dissipate heat generated during grinding. This feature prevents the material being worked on from overheating and potentially cracking or melting.
Versatility: These grinder heads come in various grit sizes, allowing users to choose the level of coarseness or fineness needed for their specific application. Whether it's rough shaping or fine finishing, Diamond Fast Grinder Heads offer versatility.
Consistency: The use of diamond abrasives ensures consistent performance throughout the life of the grinder head. Unlike some traditional abrasive materials that can wear unevenly, diamonds maintain their cutting ability.
Reduced Maintenance: Unlike some grinding tools that require frequent dressing or maintenance, Diamond Fast Grinder Heads often require minimal upkeep. This saves time and ensures more uptime for your projects.
Compatibility: They are compatible with a wide range of grinder machines commonly used in the glass, lapidary, and ceramics industries. This compatibility enhances their usability.
Clean Cutting: Diamond abrasives provide clean cutting with minimal chipping or splintering of materials, resulting in a high-quality finish.
Wide Range of Applications: Diamond Fast Grinder Heads are suitable for various applications, including glasswork, lapidary projects, ceramics, jewelry making, and more.
When used correctly, Diamond Fast Grinder Heads can significantly enhance the efficiency and quality of grinding tasks, making them a preferred choice for professionals and artisans in industries where precision and performance are essential.
Order Code and Size Range
The order code "DFLD" for Diamond Flat Laps indicates the product type. The various grit options, as well as the backing types you mentioned, allow customers to choose the specific Diamond Flat Lap that suits their needs. Here's a breakdown of the order code and options:
DFLD: This is the product code for Diamond Flat Laps.
60 Grit ,80 Grit,100 Grit,120 Grit,180 Grit,220 Grit,260 Grit,320 Grit,600 Grit,800 Grit,1000 Grit,1200 Grit,1500 Grit,1800 Grit,3000 Grit
PSA (Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive) Backing
Master Lap Backing
Secreback Master Backing
Customers can choose the appropriate grit and backing type based on their specific needs for grinding, shaping, and polishing various materials such as gemstones, glass, ceramics, and metals. The backing type determines how the Diamond Flat Lap is attached to a lapidary machine or other equipment for use in different applications.
Diamond Fast Grinder Heads are specialized tools used in the field of glass and lapidary work for grinding, shaping, and smoothing various materials, including glass, stone, and ceramics. These grinder heads are typically used with glass grinders and lapidary machines. Here are some common applications:
Glass Grinding: Diamond Fast Grinder Heads are widely used in the glass industry to shape and smooth glass pieces. This includes the creation of stained glass artwork, glass sculptures, and glass jewelry. Artists and glassworkers use these grinder heads to refine the edges and surfaces of glass pieces.
Lapidary Work: In lapidary, which involves cutting and polishing gemstones and minerals, Diamond Fast Grinder Heads play a crucial role. They are used to shape and smooth gemstones, including cabochons and faceted stones, to achieve the desired shape and finish.
Ceramic and Tile Processing: These grinder heads are also used in the ceramic and tile industry to grind and shape ceramic tiles and pottery. They help create precise shapes and smooth surfaces on ceramics.
Jewelry Making: Diamond Fast Grinder Heads are employed by jewelry makers for working with hard materials such as precious and semi-precious stones. They can be used to shape and facet stones for use in jewelry designs.
DIY Projects: Hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts use these grinder heads for various projects that involve grinding and shaping hard materials. Whether it's creating custom glass pieces, sculpting stone, or working on DIY crafts, these tools offer precision and control.
Restoration and Repair: In restoration work, where damaged glass or stone needs repair, these grinder heads help in removing imperfections, smoothing rough areas, and restoring the original appearance.
Diamond Fast Grinder Heads come in different grit sizes and shapes, allowing for versatility in their applications. They attach to grinder machines and provide a fast and efficient way to achieve precise shaping and smoothing of materials, making them essential tools in various creative and industrial fields.
Diamond Flat Laps are available in various dimensions, including popular sizes like 6 inches and 8 inches. These dimensions refer to the diameter of the flat lap. Here's a brief explanation:
6" Diamond Flat Lap: This flat lap has a diameter of 6 inches, making it suitable for smaller lapidary and polishing tasks. It's commonly used for shaping and polishing gemstones, glass, and other materials.
8" Diamond Flat Lap: The 8-inch flat lap has a larger diameter, providing a larger working surface. It is often preferred for larger or more extensive lapidary projects, offering increased efficiency and coverage.
These Diamond Flat Laps are designed for use in lapidary work, jewelry making, and various polishing applications to achieve a smooth and polished finish on different materials. The choice between 6-inch and 8-inch laps depends on the specific requirements of the task at hand.
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Q: What are Flexible Diamond Tools used for?
Flexible Diamond Tools are versatile abrasive tools used for a wide range of applications, including grinding, polishing, and surface finishing on various materials such as glass, ceramics, metals, composites, and more.
Q: What are the different types of Flexible Diamond Tools available?
Flexible Diamond Tools include belts, discs, sheets, handpads, and strips with various configurations and grit sizes to suit different applications and equipment.
Q: What are the main bonding types used in Flexible Diamond Tools?
Flexible Diamond Tools are available with metal and resin bond types. Metal bonds are often used for coarser applications, while resin bonds are suitable for fine grinding and polishing.
Q: How do I maintain Flexible Diamond Tools to prolong their life?
Regular maintenance includes cleaning the tools to remove accumulated debris and inspecting them for wear. Proper care and maintenance can help extend the tools' service life.
Q: Can these tools be used on different types of equipment?
Yes, Flexible Diamond Tools can be used on a variety of equipment, including hand-held machines, stationary machines, and more. Different backing types and configurations allow for versatility in application.
Q: What is the advantage of using synthetic diamonds in these tools?
What is the advantage of using synthetic diamonds in these tools?
Q: What are the primary applications of Flexible Diamond Tools?
These tools find applications in various industries, including architectural and scientific glass, ceramics, composites, aerospace, transportation, and more. They are used for grinding, polishing, and surface finishing.
Q: Can these tools be used for both wet and dry grinding?
While these tools can be used for dry grinding, they often perform best when used with a coolant or water during wet grinding. Wet grinding helps reduce heat and friction, improving performance and extending tool life.
Q: What is the recommended working speed for these tools?
The recommended working speed typically ranges from 25 to 32 meters per second (m/s), with a maximum speed of 45 m/s. Higher speeds are often used for improved productivity.
Q: What are the advantages of using specific patterns (e.g., big dots, medium dots, arrow patterns) on Flexible Diamond Tools?
Patterns are designed for specific purposes, such as rapid material removal, strong cutting, or efficient grinding on surfaces with sharp edges. The choice of pattern depends on the application and desired results.