Buffing Machine Guide

Large Wheels:

The 6 and 8 inch cleaning / flap wheels are designed to be used on a buffing machine or bench grinder. For a buffing machine, you'll want at least a 1/2 HP motor that spins around 3000-3600 RPM. One with an extended shaft is best, so you have lots of clearance to buff your parts.

If you'll be doing lots of buffing, opt for a 3/4 HP motor. Also, a 2 speed (typically 1800/3600 RPM) machine offers more versatility and is a great option.

Personally, this is the machine I use (Baldor motor, will last a lifetime) http://cjn.mx/baldor

Some cheaper alternatives:

The wheels I sell can be used on a machine with a 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" shaft.

If you have an existing machine but need the big washers that hold the wheels on Click Here

If you need spacers for the wheel Click Here

To extend the shaft on your buffer Click Here

To use the wheels on a drill Click Here

Mini Wheels:

The smaller wheels are sold with 2 different size shafts, 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch. The 1/4 inch is best used on a straight shaft die grinder. The wheels with the 1/8 inch shaft are for a Dremel or 1/8" rotary tool. Both size shafts can be used on a power drill with some results, but you'll achieve better results with the tools listed below.

My recommended die grinder Click Here

Some cheaper alternatives:

Ingersoll Rand Grinder Click Here

Neiko Grinder Click Here

If you don't have an air compressor, here is a good electric die grinder Click Here

The Dremel tool I recommend Click Here

Some cheaper alternatives:

Avid Rotary Tool Click Here

Tacklife Rotary Tool Click Here

 

Lastly, whenever you're doing any sort of grinding or sanding you'll want to use eye and respiratory protection. Trust me, you do not want to be breathing in metal particles!

The absolute best product for protecting yourself is this https://amzn.to/2zPKoaN

Alternatively, this is also a great respirator to pair up with safety glasses https://amzn.to/2LnhHap

Use these filters with the previously mentioned respirators https://amzn.to/2MTfJC1

If you're doing lots of buffing, I'd recommend getting some sort of ventilation like this exhaust fan that I use https://amzn.to/2P9GoKx

And of course, always a good idea to wear gloves https://www.prymemx.com/products/rubber-gloves