3M™ Cross Pad 341D is used for close tolerance polishing of small radii and channels, deburring the ends and insides of tubing, and other special applications. When inserted into a hole or channel, the flexible cross shape conforms to the diameter of the workpiece, making this a versatile accessory for your inside diameter finishing jobs.
- Flexible, cross-shaped sanding pad fits into holes or channels of various sizes
- Abrasive is bonded to heavy, X-weight cloth backing for durability during heavy sanding
- Durable aluminum oxide abrasive offers a fast cut and long life, and performs well on many surfaces
- Durable resin bond resists deterioration from heat, extending the life of the cross pad
- Cross pad attaches to a compatible mandrel (sold separately) for use with a rotary tool
|Width||1-1/2 in||38.1 mm|
|Length||1-1/2 in||38.1 mm|
|Thickness||1/2 in||12.7 mm|
What is the 3M™ Cross Pad made of?
The 3M™ Cross Pad is made of aluminum oxide abrasive mineral which is ideal for sanding all types of metals including hard and soft metals.
Can I use the 3M™ Cross Pad on curved surfaces?
Yes! The flexibility of the pad enables you to work with it comfortably even in confined spaces with curves and contours.
Is this product suitable for non-industrial applications, or only within a professional industry setting?
The versatile design makes it ideal for both industrial and non-industrial settings. You can use it to remove rust from garden tools, sharpen lawnmower blades and many more DIY projects around the home or office.
The 3M™ Cross Pad 341D is a versatile abrasive tool that supports both grinding and polishing applications. It features a X-weight cloth backing that provides durability and flexibility. The closed coat of aluminum oxide abrasive is secured with a heat-resistant resin bond, making it ideal for close-tolerance polishing or deburring.
To use the cross pad, it attaches to a threaded mandrel (sold separately) that connects to a rotary tool such as a die grinder or drill. This allows the user to grind or finish the inner contours of various-sized channels. The maximum RPM depends on the size of the pad.
Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals due to its fast cut-rate and long life. This mineral creates a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges, unlike traditional natural abrasives that dull more quickly. It is widely used in grinding applications, as well as sanding and finishing applications. Aluminum oxide is suitable for a wide variety of materials in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys.
The heat-resistant resin bond adheres the abrasive particles to the cloth backing, creating a strong, stiff bond that withstands the high heat and pressure of heavy sanding. This ensures a consistent finish and long-lasting performance.
- X-weight cloth backing for durability and flexibility
- Closed coat of aluminum oxide abrasive for close-tolerance polishing or deburring
- Threaded mandrel (sold separately) connects to a rotary tool for grinding or finishing inner contours
- Fast cut-rate and long life of aluminum oxide abrasive
- Heat-resistant resin bond for strong, stiff bond that withstands high heat and pressure
- Suitable for a wide variety of materials in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys