This Norton 8” x 2” grinding stone with 1” arbor hole is used for rail head-wash grinding in preparation for a head-wash weld. This grinding stone grinds down the irregularities and defects in the rail prior to a thermit weld. This is a type 1, 6000 RPM Norton brand grinding wheel with a diameter of 8 inches and 2 inches thickness.
Railroads endure significant stress leading to many defects in the rail due to a high rate of wear and tear, which consequently could lead to a shortened life of the rail, or even worse, a derailment. Therefore, proper grinding stones and maintaining of the rail is vital to the safety and increased longevity of railroads. This wheel is used on a Matweld Head Wash Grinder.
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- Norton 8” wide x 2” thick x 1” arbor hole grinding wheel
- For head-wash grinding
- Type 1 - 6000 RPM grinding wheel
- Very abrasive to grind down irregularities