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Grinders and Abrasives

 

Buffers and Grinders



Baldor 1/4 HP Buffer 1800 rpm

  • Shown with 6" buffing/sharpening and 6" grooved felt wheel and green buffing compound.

Baldor 1/2 HP Grinder 3600 RPM

  • Shown with 10" and 6" expander wheels and guards (grinder also available in 3/4 HP).

 

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Farrier Modifications of Horseshoes with Grinding Equipment

 

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Sharpening a Loop Knife

 

 

 

 

Click here to Download instructions to protect you and your equipment when using abrasives

 

Attachments

FootPro™ 2x36" and 2x48" Grinding Attachments

  • FootPro™ 2x36 and 2x48 grinder attachments
  • Use an 8” contact wheel that makes the attachment more compact
  • 8” wheel produces a significantly higher belt speed, in the same way the Expander wheels do
  • Fits any 1/2 hp or larger grinder with a shaft at least 2-1/2” long and 5/8” in diameter
  • Wide range of both 2x36 and 2x48 belts that fit these units
  • Download FootPro™ Grinding Attachment Arms Assembly [PDF] »

 

Attachments for 1/2 HP and 3/4 HP Grinders

 

 

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FootPro™ Grinding Attachment Installation

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Hoof Buffer Attachment

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Hoof Buffer and Air Bladder Replacement

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Rubber Belt Cleaning Stick

  • Used to clean and extend the life of grinding belts
  • Especially useful before and after grinding aluminum
  • Size: 8" x 1-1/2"

 

Wheels and Discs

 

Sharpening and Blending wheels

3.5 Race

Sisal Wheel

  • Layered cotton and sisal fibers
  • Used for blending surfaces prior to final sharpening and removing file markings
  • Use with Gray Compound
  • Dimensions:
    6" or 8" diameter, 1/2" thick, 1/2" arbor hole, 1/4" spiral sewn
  • It is important to note the wheel must be used in combination with polishing compounds

3.5 Race



Blending Wheel

  • Deburring wheel embedded with aluminum oxide crystals
  • Used for blending surfaces prior to final sharpening and removing file markings
  • No need to use compound
  • Dimensions:
    6" diameter, 1/2" thick supplied with telescoping bushing for various diameter shafts

3.5 Race

Buffing and Sharpening Wheel

  • Deburring wheel embedded with aluminum oxide crystals
  • Used for blending surfaces prior to final sharpening and removing file markings
  • No need to use compound
  • A groove can be cut into this wheel to sharpen the hook of the knife
  • Dimensions: 6" diameter, 3/4" thick supplied with telescoping bushing for various diameter shafts

Ranger Lite by Kerckhaert



FootPro™ Economy Sharpening Wheel

  • Economical option for taking the thickness out of a knife blade and addressing a rough edge
  • Does not require the use of any buffing compounds
  • Medium grit
  • Dimensions:
    6" diameter, 1/2" thick



 

Wheels for Polishing & Final Sharpening

3.5 Race

 Muslin Wheel

  • Layered cotton sheets spiral sewn together
  • Used for final polishing of knife edges and tools
  • Typically used with White or Green Compound
  • Dimensions: 8" diameter, 9/16" thick, 1/2" arbor hole, 1/4" spiral sewn
  • Please note: the wheels should be used in combination with polishing compounds

3.5 Race

Felt Wheel

  • Made from Medium density felt
  • Used for final polishing of knife edges and tools
  • Typically used with White or Green Compound
  • Supplied with a groove for sharpening the hook of a knife
  • Best choice for final polishing of hoof knives
  • Dimensions: 6" diameter, 3/4" thick supplied with telescoping bushing for various diameter shafts

Legendary

Cotton Wheel

  • Many farriers have been using these wheel types instead of the felt wheel for knife honing
  • Require the use of a buffing compound
  • 1/2" arbor
  • Fit our 1/4 Baldor Buffer units
  • Dimensions: 6" diameter, 3/4" thick

 





 

Compounds

 

Green Compound

  • Chromium Oxide - Fine
  • Used for final polishing or sharpening
  • Used in combination with a Cotton Wheel or Felt Wheel
  • Most effective compound for final polishing and luster on very hard carbon steel knives and stainless steel knives

 

White Compound

  • Aluminum Oxide - Medium
  • Used for final polishing or final sharpening
  • Used in combination with a Cotton Wheel or Felt Wheel

 

Gray Compound

  • Aluminum Oxide - Coarse
  • Coarsest compound used for blending or removing file marks
  • Used with Sisal Wheel

 

 

 

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Sharpening Wheel Modification for Farrier Knives

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Farrier's Hoof Knife Sharpening System

 

 

 

Belts

 

Abrasive Belts and Discs

We offer a wide range of abrasive belts and discs specifically selected for the farrier’s use. VSM and 3M are the high quality brand names that we feature.

  • 4-1/2" and 7" Flap Discs

Expander Wheel Belts

  • 6" - Zirconia (40 or 100 Grit)
  • 10" - Zirconia (24, 40, 80 or 100 Grit), Cubitron (36 Grit), Ceramic (40 Grit) or Aluminum Oxide (180 or 220 Grit)

Ceramic & Zirconia Grinding Belts

  • 2" x 36" - Zirconia (24, 40, 60 or 80 Grit) or Ceramic (40 Grit)
  • 2" x 48" - Zirconia (24, 40 or 80 Grit) or Ceramic (40 Grit)

3M Cubitron Belts

  • Designed for longer belt life
  • Increased productivity
  • Runs cooler, reducing metal discoloration/oxidation and the chance of heat related stress cracks
  • Requires less pressure
  • 10" 2”x36”, 2”x48” and 10" (36 Grit) Expander Wheels
  • Using Your Cubitron Belt: Download Instructions [PDF] »

FootPro™ Sandbox Belts


Regular Sandbox Belts

  • Long lasting Zirconia
  • Available in 80, 100, 120 grit


Dual Grit Sandbox Belts

  • Long lasting Zirconia
  • Available in 40/80 and 80/120 combinations




 

Belt Materials Commonly Used in the Farrier Market

 

Aluminum OXIDE (AO)

Often a brown material, used most often for maintenance of tools with finer grits (100, 120 and up). This material will not have good life when used to grind shoes or steel with coarser grits.

Zirconium OXIDE

A particulate material that gives better life than straight AO, working well for general purpose grinding of many types of material. Often has coolant coating such as with 3M 577 or 877 belt series.

Ceramic

These belts will give the best life for metal use and many farriers have found these to be the best value even though they can be more expensive than Aluminum Oxide and some brands of Zirconium belts. Generally less expensive than 3M Zirconia. Common grit for grinding shoes is 40 on an expander wheel although they are available in coarser and finer grits.

Common BELT GRITS

  • 24-40 grit - aggressive grinds
  • 60-80 grit - mid-range grinding
  • 100+ grit - tool finishing/polishing

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