Machine Guide

Here's a list of recommended buffing machines and handheld tools that pair up great with Pryme wheels.

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)

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 in place 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 high speed drill Click Here

Mini Wheels:

The smaller wheels (under 4" diameter) 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 high speed drill with good results, but you'll achieve the best 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!

A great product for protecting yourself is this

Alternatively, this is also a great respirator to pair up with safety glasses

Use these filters with the previously mentioned respirators

If you're doing lots of buffing, I'd recommend getting some sort of ventilation like this exhaust fan that I use

And of course, always a good idea to wear gloves