Before flap discs, contractors and do-it-yourself enthusiasts relied on grinding wheels, which offered some drawbacks, like a short operating life and poor cost-effectiveness. The introduction of flap discs in the 1970s provided a new way to grind, blend and finish materials with ease. Compared to grinding wheels, flap discs are lightweight, long-lasting and quiet.
Some examples of how you can use flap discs include to:
How do flap discs work? They feature a series of overlapping pieces of abrasives, also called flaps, with a backing material of fiberglass, plastic or metal. Abrasive materials can include ceramic alumina, zirconia alumina or aluminum oxide, which are ideal for different applications. A zirconia alumina flap disc is suitable for carbon and mild steel, while a ceramic aluminum is perfect for stainless steel and alloys.
We offer several types of flap discs for sale, which we categorize with the following filters:
The use of flap discs requires you to wear protective gear, and we have plenty in stock at Construction Fasteners and Tools to keep you and any other team members safe.
At Construction Fasteners and Tools, we provide you with more than 35 years of experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable team delivers a seamless experience when it comes to finding the flap discs you need, whether it is a 60 grit flap disc or a 120 grit flap disc. We will even source in the specific products you need for your upcoming contract or at-home project. We also ship most of our products the same day, with orders of $99 or more* receiving free shipping.
Get set for your next grinding and finishing undertaking by exploring our Klingspor, Milwaukee, 3M and Walter Flexsteel flap discs for sale today!