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Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel

The Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel is a versatile tool that can be used to achieve smooth and highly polished stones. This product is designed to grip sanding or polishing belts with its soft and pliable rubber surface that expands during rotation. The drumwheel can be easily adjusted by sliding the belts from the drum, allowing for quick changes.
This product is perfect for low-speed applications as the flexible surface can wrap around curved surfaces for increased contact with the workpiece. At high speeds, the drum surface acts like a hard rubber grinding wheel, making it ideal for a variety of applications. Use with diamond or silicon carbide belts for best results.
The heavy machined hubs are supplied with bushings to fit 1”, 3/4”, 5/8” and 1/2” arbors. Angled expansion slots through the heavy rubber rim allow the drum to expand when rotated, thereby locking the belt in place. Belts can be quickly changed by stopping the machine, slipping off the old one, and sliding on the new.
In use, the resilient drum surface flexes to the gemstone's contour to quickly remove grinding flats. The convex-shaped drum provides the cutting action necessary to remove scratches. Sold without a belt, the maximum recommended speed is 1800 RPM.

CAUTION: Do not run the drum without belts in place as damage to the rubber rim may result.
The Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel is available in different sizes, including 6"x1.5", 6"x2.5", and 8"x3". Belts are sold separately and are available in different widths and lengths to suit the different drum sizes. This product is perfect for lapidary work, woodworking, metalworking, and more.

6"x1.5" Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel suit 1.5" width x 18-15/16" Length Diamond Sanding belts or abrasive sanding belt

6"x2.5" Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel suit 2.5" width x 18-15/16" Length Diamond Sanding belts or abrasive sanding belt

8"x3" Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel suit for  3" width x 25-7/32" Length Diamond Sanding belts or abrasive sanding belt

Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel

6x1.5inch

Expandable Drum Rubber Wheel

The Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel is a versatile tool that can be used to achieve smooth and highly polished stones. This product is designed to grip sanding or polishing belts with its soft and pliable rubber surface that expands during rotation. The drumwheel can be easily adjusted by sliding the belts from the drum, allowing for quick changes.This product is perfect for low-speed applications as the flexible surface can wrap around curved surfaces for increased contact with the workpiece.

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Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel

6x2.5inch

Expandable Drum Rubber Wheel

The Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel is a versatile tool that can be used to achieve smooth and highly polished stones. This product is designed to grip sanding or polishing belts with its soft and pliable rubber surface that expands during rotation. The drumwheel can be easily adjusted by sliding the belts from the drum, allowing for quick changes.This product is perfect for low-speed applications as the flexible surface can wrap around curved surfaces for increased contact with the workpiece.

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Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel

8x3inch

Expandable Drum Rubber Wheel

The Expandable Rubber Drum Wheel is a versatile tool that can be used to achieve smooth and highly polished stones. This product is designed to grip sanding or polishing belts with its soft and pliable rubber surface that expands during rotation. The drumwheel can be easily adjusted by sliding the belts from the drum, allowing for quick changes.This product is perfect for low-speed applications as the flexible surface can wrap around curved surfaces for increased contact with the workpiece.

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Performance

  1. Expandable Design: The primary feature of an expandable rubber drum wheel is its ability to expand or contract to accommodate different sizes of abrasive sleeves or belts. This versatility allows for efficient and cost-effective sanding of various workpiece sizes.

  2. Secure Grip: The rubber surface of the drum wheel provides a secure grip on abrasive sleeves or belts, preventing slippage during sanding and ensuring consistent results.

  3. Quick Abrasive Changes: Changing abrasive sleeves or belts is a fast and straightforward process with an expandable rubber drum wheel. This feature saves time and minimizes downtime during projects.

  4. Precision Sanding: The expandable drum wheel's stable and balanced operation allows for precision sanding and polishing, resulting in smooth and even surfaces.

  5. Durability: rubber drum wheels are durable and can withstand the wear and tear associated with sanding and polishing applications, providing long-lasting performance.

Application

  1. Woodworking: expandable rubber drum wheels are commonly used in woodworking applications for sanding flat surfaces, curves, and edges. They are ideal for smoothing wood, removing imperfections, and preparing surfaces for finishing.

  2. Metalworking: In metalworking, expandable rubber drum wheels are used for deburring, shaping, and polishing metal components. They can be employed on various metals, including steel, aluminum, and brass.

  3. Luthiery: Musical instrument makers, such as guitar luthiers, use expandable rubber drum wheels to shape and refine the contours of instruments, including guitar bodies and necks.

  4. Automotive: Automotive enthusiasts and professionals use rubber drum wheels for sanding and polishing auto body parts, restoring paint finishes, and preparing surfaces for painting or refinishing.

  5. Crafts and DIY Projects: expandable rubber drum wheels are valuable tools for craftspeople and DIY enthusiasts working on projects that require precise sanding and polishing, such as sculpture, pottery, and jewelry making.

  6. Aerospace: In aerospace manufacturing and maintenance,rubber drum wheels are used for finishing and restoring aircraft components, ensuring smooth and aerodynamic surfaces.

  7. Marine: Boat builders and marine craftsmen useexpandable rubber drum wheels for sanding and polishing boat hulls, decks, and other marine components.

  8. Furniture Making: Furniture makers utilize rubber drum wheels to achieve fine finishes on wooden furniture pieces, including tables, chairs, and cabinets.

Expandable rubber drum wheels are versatile tools appreciated for their ease of use and ability to deliver precise and high-quality results across various industries and applications. Whether you're a professional tradesperson or a DIY enthusiast, these drum wheels can be a valuable addition to your sanding and polishing toolkit.

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