Product Reviews

Preparation Wheel 115mm

Preparation Wheel 115mm
Average Customer Rating:
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15 of 20(75%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
Review 1 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Great for rust removal
25 Aug 2014
By IanDB
, Oxford
" Used to strip paint and remove rust from two wheel arch rims. Very effective and quick at the job. Lasted well if used with light pressure. Only used half of the material on one disc for both wheel arches. "
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A great little stripper
24 May 2014
By Anonymous
, Exeter
" Removes surface paint to leave the substrate abraded and ready for painting or glass fibre. Perfect. "
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Great product
18 Sep 2012
By Leery
, Chichester
" Works well removing rust from cast iron guttering! Saved a lot of time and effort "
Review 4 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Fast paint removal
5 Oct 2011
By reviewerman500
, Devon
" These are great for quickly removing paint without damaging the steel surfaces underneath. They are far far more effective than rotary wire brushes yet gentler than sanding discs or similar. Paint is removed in an instant. The only downside is that they don't last that long, especially if they are used on edges or corners. They last reasonably well if you are careful and finish awkward bits by other means. They are quite expensive given the speed they can be used up, but it is often worthwhile for paint job preparation as hours of work can be done in minutes. I haven't found anything better yet, even a sandblasting gun for my air compressor was not nearly as good. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Best disc ever
17 Dec 2009
By hugoboss
, Dorset
" I have used this disc for stripping paint, cleaning brake discs and weld prepping edges. It removes all coverings but not the steel underneath. A1. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Surface recovery
6 Jul 2014
By daylight
, East Midlands
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" This preparation wheel is fantastic for cleaning facing brick work, it removes paint, errant mortar, efflorescence and everything else that I have encountered on reclaimed Cafferata bricks with ease and speed (see pictures). The only downside to this product is its life span, these wheels on average are lasting me 200 faces.
I recommend this product but advise you to buy two at a time. "
Review 7 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Expensive but does the job
13 Apr 2014
By Anonymous
, London
" I have just used these to strip 6 layers of paint and rust from the deck of my boat.They work well but don't last long. The trick is not to apply any pressure at all, just let the weight of the grinder do the job. I was getting about a square metre per disk. Some of the disks were seriously out of balance though giving lots of vibration. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Slate ageing disc
5 Apr 2014
By drkitchens
, Cornwall
" Used this after taking cut edges off slate floor tiles with diamond disc, then softened edges to make new cut slate flooring look like old and worn with wear. "
Review 9 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Just don't lean on the wheel
20 Aug 2013
By number1painter
, Andover, Hampshire
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" I used these wheels to grind the grime and gunk off a set of ancient iron/steel railings at a prestige property in Hampshire. The railings had been neglected for many years and the client wanted me to use wire brushes on power tools, however I chose to use these pads as they struck me as a "Softer" option to using steel on steel. They worked well, they didn't mark the surface of the steel too badly and they didn't throw sparks as the wheel degrades rather than cutting into the metal. To do a 7 metre run of railings we used 4 wheels which, given their cost, was acceptable. We learnt early on not to lean too hard on the grinder as all it did was eat the wheel. being slightly flexible and sacrificial it worked well on the curves of the railings and also rapidly removed the detritus on the flat plates.
We then finished with a combi colour undercoat primer, and gloss black in the same - Looking good!!
"
Review 10 for Non-Woven Preparation Wheel 115mm
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Good wheel-wears quickly
23 Apr 2013
By SMES
, Norfolk
" A good handy wheel for removing paint, rust etc, but the material it is made from does wear quite quickly, so bear this in mind and buy two! "
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Prep Wheel
1 Oct 2011
By Decker
, Canterbury
" Worked well in removing old paint from large wooden gate. Had to be careful so as not to remove the wood as well as the paint. Over priced in comparision to a previous one bought from a competitor. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Worked well but did not last
18 Nov 2014
By JLPS
, Inverclyde
" Used this along with a flap disk 80g to strip paint of of metal railings this disk really chewed through the old paint and rust but lasted no time at all, just a few rungs
Flap disks were much slower (and cheaper) to remove old paint and rust but lasted ages.
For speed its excellent and if there is only a little rust etc or paint to remove then fine else buy a few of these. "
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Terrible longevity
21 Jan 2014
By Pauljos1
, Yorkshire
" This item is awesome at doing what it is supposed to do (remove paint and rust) but their longevity is terrible!
I bought 2 to do the job in hand and in all fairness the first one I didn't use properly and it wore out extremely quickly but the second one I used completely flat on the surface and it still only managed about 5 feet of 8 inch timber beam before it had worn down to the thread of the angle grinder.
If they were a couple of quid a pop then fair do's but at £8 each they are very expensive for what they will do. "
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Works well wears out v quickly
30 Jun 2013
By springtide
, Oxford
" Used it to clean up a steel frame for our local cricket sight screen.
Started off thinking what a great product it is, but it will need 4 to clean the frame, so maybe not so good really? "
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Prep Wheel
4 Aug 2012
By Bigboy1
, Swansea
" bought this wheel to prep metal railings before re-painting not bad, wears down quickly ended up doing it the old fashioned way as multiple wheels would of been used (would of cut in to profit margin too much) great for smaller jobs "
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3 Hours
25 Mar 2012
By MUSHY
, Milton Keynes
" I used this disc to remove Heavy rust from steel rods. Managed to get 3 hours of use before the disc failed and became unusable.
The disc itself is very good for delicate work but it all depends on you're own perception of value. "
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good as far as it goes
3 May 2011
By 123handy
, cumbria
" striped paint and rust well but didn't last very long "
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Vibration problems
17 Mar 2012
By Singewood
, Witney
" I had to return this because it caused too much vibration on my grinder "
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DONT GO NEAR BRICKS WITH IT
13 Sep 2011
By Drewmack
, bournemouth
" this disk did what it said it would do an even removed graffiti from pourous brick however it lasted all of five mins with a battery operated grinder! and the backing pad marks the surface you trying to clean. cannot vouch for use on other materials but dont hold out much hope. also for the price there being sold i really dont think the disk is worth it for how quickly it burns out! "
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Very poor value for money
26 Oct 2010
By nutmeg
, London
" Used this product to remove soft flaking limewash from brick - it wore out completely in 15 min. It was only used with light pressure as i did not want to damage the bricks. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.