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Whether you're a professional tradesperson or a DIY enthusiast, L&S Engineers has everything you need to tackle your next project. From sanding sheets to belts and flap discs, we've got you covered.

What is the difference between a flap disc and a grinding disc?

A flap disc and a grinding disc differ in their design, intended use and abrasive material. A grinding disc typically has a flat shape and is designed for grinding and smoothing surfaces made of metal or stone. It can remove large amounts of material quickly and efficiently. A flap disc, on the other hand, is designed with overlapping flaps of abrasive material on a backing plate. It is used for more delicate work such as blending, finishing, and polishing surfaces. Flap discs are more versatile and can be used on a wider range of materials including metal, wood, plastic and more. They are also less aggressive and create less noise and vibration than grinding discs.

Can you use a flap disc to sand?

Yes indeed. Flap discs are flexible devices that can be utilised for different errands, including crushing, sanding, and wrapping up. Flap discs are constructed with overlapping layers of flexible, abrasive-coated flaps that conform to the workpiece and allow for controlled, smooth sanding. Nevertheless, it is essential to select the appropriate grit and flap disc for the sanding task at hand. While coarse grit flap discs are better suited for grinding and shaping, fine grit flap discs are typically used for finishing and sanding.

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