RAG – Cutting-Off & Grinding | Norton Abrasives

RAG – Cutting-Off & Grinding

Your Right Angle Grinder (RAG) solutions for Metal Fabrication
 

Over the following weeks our Norton experts will be demonstrating our RAG process (right angle grinding). Details on Step 1 – Cutting-Off and Step 2 – Heavy Duty Grinding are outlined below. 

We have developed the RAG process to help you choose the right solution for each stage of the application. This process has been developed as a result of our technical expertise and experience gained over many years of manufacturing products for metal fabrication, in addition to working with customers to understand their needs and requirements when using abrasive products in their day-to-day work. The RAG process consists of 8 main steps and includes products such as cutting-off and grinding wheels, flap and fibre discs and finishing and polishing products.

Our colour-coded chart of metal fabrication operations represents the eight key application processes of metal fabrication when using an angle grinder.

 

 

GRIT APPLICATION TABLE

It is worth noting that the table below shows the grit overlap for each product type at each stage of the application process.

 


WHAT PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

RIGHT ANGLE GRINDER PROCESS STAINLESS STEEL MID STEEL ALUMINIUM
  PERFORMANCE ECONOMY PERFORMANCE ECONOMY PERFORMANCE
CUTTING-OFF NORTON QUANTUM
• Easy and fast
• Clean white cuts, no blueing
• Fewer burrs - less rework
• Time saving
NORTON VULCAN
• Good cutting performance
• Straight and quick cutting
NORTON QUANTUM
• 1mm for clean and precise cutting
• Premium grain and bond for high stability
and less dust
• Time saving
NORTON VULCAN
• Good cutting performance
• Straight and quick cutting
NEW NORTON ALU
• No clogging
• Easy to use, quick and clean cutting
• High performance aluminium oxide grain
for fast cut
HEAVY DUTY GRINDING NEW NORTON QUANTUM3 INOX
• Premium Ceramic Grains provide highest
cut rate
• Most comfortable, less vibration and fatigue
• Highest metal removal
• Do the same job in far less time
• Easy to steer and control
NORTON VULCAN
• Hard and soft wheels are available
• Versatile in use, metal inox, for all your
grinding jobs
• Good life
• High metal removal rate
• Consistent performance - low vibrations
NEW NORTON QUANTUM3
• Premium Ceramic grains
• Significant savings in time and productivity
• High performance in rough applications
• High material removal rate
NORTON VULCAN
• Good material removal rate
• Hard and soft wheels available
• Suitable for a number of applications
NEW NORTON ALU
• Sharp aluminium oxide grain for fast
material removal
• Prevents clogging
• Smooth finish achieved

 


 

STEP 1 – Cutting-Off

Norton Quantum cutting-off wheels are easy to use, easy to steer and deliver consistent results. No dust, no smell so the process is more comfortable.

Norton Quantum is a very comfortable disc to use, offering the longest life on the market.

 

STEP 2 - Heavy Duty Grinding

Remove the excess weld with a Norton Quantum3 inox or Norton Vulcan grinding wheel at a 30-45° angle. The grinding discs create a coarse surface finish so it’s a good idea to leave a small amount of weld on the surface.

TOP TIP: Combo - Cut and Grind with one disc, maximum comfort and great alternative to regular grinding wheels.


 

 

 


 

The following video demonstrates the Cutting-Off and Grinding steps:

 

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Contact us or speak with your local sales representative to find out more about our products.