3M™ Flap Wheel 244D is a general-purpose flap wheel designed for grinding, polishing, sanding and finishing. Versatile aluminum oxide mineral cuts sharp, while the flap construction helps deliver fine finishes with individually-mounted abrasive flaps that continually lap the surface.
- General-purpose wheel for grinding, polishing, sanding and finishing
- Aluminum oxide mineral cuts sharp, lasts long and finishes fine
- X-weight cotton cloth backing is both durable and malleable to minimize gouging and marring
- Offered in Type 83 (T83) or Type 84 (T84) mounting systems
- Cloth-backed abrasive resists tearing and stands up to edges
What is the 3M™ Flap Wheel 244D?
The 3M™ Flap Wheel 244D is a type of abrasive wheel designed for light to medium grinding, blending, and finishing on a variety of metals.
What are the dimensions of this flap wheel?
This particular flap wheel has dimensions of 1 inch by 1 inch with an external diameter of 1/4-20 and an X-weight abrasiveness rating.
How many pieces come in each case?
There are ten individual pieces included in each case.
What grit level does this product have?
The Flap Wheel 244D comes with a grit level rated at between 120 levels of abrasion.
Can I use it on stainless steel?
Yes, you can definitely use the Flap Wheel(s) on stainless steel as well as other common metals like aluminum and soft carbon steels.
3M™ Flap Wheel 244D is available in two attachment styles: type 83 (T83) and type 84 (T84). This allows operators to choose the right wheel that aligns with their power tools. T83 has a 1/4" straight shaft that connects to a tool, such as a die grinder, and is locked in place with a collet. The longer shaft length of T83 may be desirable when operators need a bit of an extended reach between abrasive and workpiece. On the other hand, T84 is a 1/4 - 20 threaded spindle mount, so it threads directly onto the tool. Its reach is shorter, which may be desirable when operators desire closer contact with the workpiece. Overall, this wheel may be attached to bench motors, die grinders, and inline sanders.Under the Microscope: Flaps with Aluminum Oxide and Rayon Cloth
Each flap on the 3M™ Flap Wheel 244D contains aluminum oxide mineral, which is resin bonded to an X-weight cotton cloth backing. The rayon cloth backing is flexible, firm, and resistant to edge wear. Cloth-backed abrasives are a good match for metalworking applications. The cloth is malleable, so it can gently lap the workpiece without gouging the part. Among cloth backing weights, X weight tends to be heavy and stiff. This durable backing is what helps 3M™ Flap Wheel 244D effectively grind and polish. Aluminum oxide mineral is adhered to the flaps using a resin bond, which helps with heat resistance. The mineral itself is a popular choice among industrial professionals due to its fast cut rate, hardness, and strength.Altogether, coated abrasive flap wheels are the ideal choice for light grinding, blending, graining, and scale removal on a variety of metals.
The abrasive flaps offer a long-lasting supply of fresh mineral and a load-resistant design to help prolong abrasive service life and keep the wheel cutting sharp.