Experience the long life and speed of 3M’s precision-shaped grain technology in an innovative bonded wheel construction designed for everyday high performance.

Bonded wheel product comparisons

Speed and Durability rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 stars being the best.

Total abrasive spend per job rated by number of $ signs, $ being the least expensive and $$$ being the most expensive.

  • Aluminum oxide


    Durability: ✶ ✶

    Speed of cut:

    Contaminent-free for stainless/inox††: varies

    Mineral: aluminum oxide

    Total abrasive spend per job: $ $ $

  • Alumina zirconia


    Durability: ✶ ✶ ✶

    Speed of cut: ✶ ✶

    Contaminent-free for stainless/inox††: varies

    Mineral: alumina zirconia

    Total abrasive spend per job: $ $

  • Silver


    Durability: ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

    Speed of cut: ✶ ✶ ✶

    Contaminent-free for stainless/inox††: yes

    Mineral: ceramic blend precision-shaped grain

    Total abrasive spend per job: $

† Data available on internal file. Results may vary.

†† Contains less than 0.1% Fe, S and Cl. Data available on internal file.

Front view of 3M™ Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheels.

3M™ Silver Depressed Centre Grinding Wheels

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Tech tip – Powering up for performance

  • Depressed Centre Grinding Wheels perform better the faster they run, so having a tool able to maintain speed is crucial.
  • The higher the tool power, the easier it can maintain speed, resulting in faster cut time and longer wheel life.
  • When the tool speed decreases, wheel wear typically increases.
  • Do NOT exceed the maximum operating speed listed on the wheel!
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3M™ Silver Cut-off Wheels

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The 3M™ Silver Cut-off Wheels are premium performance, affordable wheels designed for everyday use. Featuring 3M precision-shaped grain technology, these innovative wheels cut cool, to deliver fast, smooth cutting action on all types of ferrous metals, stainless steels and alloy steels.

  • Clock vector image with 28% number with red background.

    3M™ Silver Cut-off Wheels cut up to twenty-eight percent faster than competitors.*

  • Vector image of Stack of Grinidng wheels written 2X.

    3M™ Silver Cut-off Wheels experience less wear and tear and last up to two times longer than competitors.*

Tech tip – Size matters

Wheel thickness affects wheel performance. The thicker the wheel, the longer the life and the slower the cut rate. When cutting thicker material, use a thicker and larger diameter wheel to maximize wheel life. Thinner wheels cut faster and wear faster. They also work better on thin gauge materials.

* Data available on internal file.

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Sparks flying from a 3M™ Advanced Series Grinding Wheel.

Cut and grind without compromise.

Premium performance in value-packed wheels - made possible by 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain.

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A Cut Above The Rest

3M™ Advanced Series Grinding Wheels represent a class of abrasives – powered by the legendary speed and long life of 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain. They are an ideal choice for applications like weld removal, beveling, edge chamfering and more – offering a faster cut and longer life than aluminum oxide and alumina zirconia (AZ) wheels.*

3M™ Advanced Series Wheels - an unbeatable combination of performance and value.

  • An illustration of the precision-shaped grain used in 3M™ Advanced Series Grinding Wheels.
  • 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain

    These precision-shaped grains use 3M microreplication technology to form sharp peaks that easily “slice” through metal — cutting cooler and faster while lasting longer than conventional abrasive grains.*

  • An illustration of the grain used in conventional ceramic abrasives.
  • Conventional Abrasives

    Conventional ceramic abrasive grain tends to "plow" through the metal, causing heat to build up in the workpiece and the abrasive—resulting in a slower cut and a shorter life.*

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The 3M™ Advanced Series Wheels product lines

Experience the long life and speed of 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain technology in an innovative bonded wheel construction designed for everyday high performance.

  • 3M™ Cut & Grind Wheels

    Versatile and affordable wheels designed to notch and grind. Power through a wide range of tough jobs with the help of 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain.

  • 3M™ Silver Depressed Centre Grinding Wheels

    An unbeatable combination of performance and value. 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain delivers a fast, consistent cut during heavy grinding.

  • 3M™ Silver Cut-off Wheels

    Premium performance and affordable wheels designed for everyday use. Featuring 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grain technology, these innovative wheels cut cool, to deliver fast, smooth cutting action on all types of ferrous metals, stainless steels and alloy steels.


Bonded wheel product comparisons

3M™ Advanced Series Abrasives feature ceramic blend 3M™ Precision-Shaped Grains, helping you outperform the competition.

Speed and durability rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 stars being the best. Total abrasive spend per job rated by number of $ signs, $ being the least expensive and $$$ being the most expensive.†

Durability:
Speed of cut:
Contaminant-free for
stainless/inox††
Total abrasive spend per
job:
3M™ Advanced Series Wheel Aluminum Oxide Alumina Zirconia
Durabilité :
Vitesse de coupe :
Contaminant-free for
stainless/inox††
Yes Varies Varies
Total abrasive spend per
job:
$ $$$ $$

†Data available on internal file. Results may vary.

††Contains less than 0.1% Fe, S and Cl. Data available on internal file.

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