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Guyfawkes

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Polishing wheel
« on: December 20, 2020, 11:37:26 AM »

Morning all
Can anyone recommend a decent polishing wheel please. Have people adapted bench grinders and attached a buffing wheel?
Many thanks
Guy
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LEACHY48

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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 11:45:10 AM »

Hi mate, without spending the earth, this is the best option imo

https://www.axminstertools.com/axminster-craft-ac150bb-150mm-buffing-machine-105244
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 12:14:26 PM »

So this machine just needs secuing to the bench and then stick in in the mains? Ive always wanted to polish my own bats. How do i get started? Any advice is much appreciated.
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 01:29:55 PM »

Hi mate, without spending the earth, this is the best option imo

https://www.axminstertools.com/axminster-craft-ac150bb-150mm-buffing-machine-105244


Cheers mate that looks perfect for the budget. Many thanks
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 01:41:44 PM »

So this machine just needs secuing to the bench and then stick in in the mains? Ive always wanted to polish my own bats. How do i get started? Any advice is much appreciated.

Exactly as youve said mate.

Buy a stick of polish from Axminster or equivalent, affix the bench polisher, melt the polish onto the polishing wheel, and buff away.
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2020, 02:24:35 PM »

Exactly as youve said mate.

Buy a stick of polish from Axminster or equivalent, affix the bench polisher, melt the polish onto the polishing wheel, and buff away.

Is the liberon purified beeswax stick a suitable option?
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2020, 02:28:07 PM »

Is the liberon purified beeswax stick a suitable option?

Beeswax isnt great tbh mate - it provides a decent finish no doubt, but for that new bat look. GW16 polish or Hyfin is what Id pick.
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2020, 02:37:34 PM »

I use a bench grinder with tapered spindles added, which then allows a wide mop. As @LEACHY48 says, hyfin or similar is probably your best bet
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Re: Polishing wheel
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2020, 03:08:13 PM »

This is the one I use and its excellent
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