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Effective on iron, but be careful..
on 29 October 2017
As described by others the wheel is a bit wide for replacing a carborundum wheel, although my grinder has just about enough room. The diameters of the spacer kit are in inches rather than millimetres, so a lot of metric spindles will be the wrong size. You can't really trim the 1/2 inch spacer to 16mm and remain safe as the wheel will be unbalanced. I was lucky in that the old carborundum wheel had spacers of the right size. I would emphasise that the fact that the wires touch the sides of the grinder housing means they will shed occasionally. and being radial in construction are ideal for lancing your eye, so do not under any circumstances omit eye protection. The plastic guards that should be mounted on your grinder are also needed, and not as an alternative. The wires are fairly hard, so brass, aluminium and copper will be abraded. I'd advise use only on steel and iron, do not exceed the rotational speed limit and stand a bit to one side. This, as they say, is not a toy, though to be fair there are many products which if mis-used, worn or unbalanced can be dangerous.