Abrasives & Adhesives

Abrasives remove material from a workpiece. They're integral to shaping and creating a clean, finished surface in construction, welding, metalworking, and machining operations. Sanding abrasives clean and smooth surfaces to prepare them for final finishing. Cut-off and grinding abrasives install in power tools to cut, sharpen, and grind metal, ceramic, and other materials. Abrasive blasting fires ground media at a surface to remove paint and surface imperfections. Brushes and wheels aggressively remove rust, mill scale, and weld spatter. Sharpening stones hand sharpen metal cutting edges, such as knives and chisels. Deburring tools remove ragged edges from metal. Mounted points install in die grinders and rotary tools to grind, polish, and deburr material. Polishing tools remove small scratches and buff wood, metal, glass, and other materials to a high gloss shine. Tumblers rotate to deburr, finish, and polish surfaces of small parts.

Adhesives, sealants, and tape are used to bond, repair, seal, and protect a wide range of materials and surfaces. Adhesives and glues are liquid substances that hold materials together and prevent separation after drying. Caulks, sealants, and gasket makers fill gaps and seal joints to keep out contaminants and prevent leaks. Threadlockers and retaining compounds are special adhesives that hold mechanical parts together to resist vibration. Potting compounds and protective coatings adhere to parts and components to cover and protect them from abrasion, corrosion, and wear. Concrete and asphalt repair compounds patch holes, clean, resurface, and protect paved areas to improve their performance and extend their life. Patching and repairing compounds fill small cracks and holes to smooth over imperfections or to quickly repair a damaged surface and stop leaks. Tape comes in continuous rolls and precut shapes to seal, repair, wrap, join, mount, mask, and protect equipment and surfaces.