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15.09.2020 - Top Performing Resin Fibre Discs from Deerfos

Deerfos’ Bora9 resin fibre discs have proved to offer extended product life as well as a competitive cost price in a recent comparison test against a leading brand of discs being used at a Midlands-based manufacturer.

BORA9 Deerfos Resin Fibre DiscThe test was conducted with Deerfos’ Bora9 discs in size 115 x 22mm, in 36 grit. They were compared to the discs currently used by the manufacturer to deburr stainless steel exhausts. The Bora9 disc offered the highest productivity with double the product life.

Sean Rowell, Master Abrasives Technical Sales Representative, was on site to aid in conducting these tests. He commented: “The product life of the Deerfos discs surpassed the previous brands by double, which is a real plus for operators saving time on applications such as smoothing welds. It not only saves manufacturing time but reduces overall costs. The Bora9 is definitely a product worth trying in manufacturers looking to improve productivity.”

The Bora9 resin fibre-backed disc uses a ceramic grain and features a supersized coating with active filler which significantly reduces heat generation and helps prevent burning. Bora9 discs are ideally suited for medium to heavy stock removal on hard to grind alloys and as such are ideally suited for dressing stainless steel welds. Benefits include excellent stock removal, high grinding performance, reduced heat generation and improved productivity. The discs are available from Master Abrasives in diameters 115, 125 and 175mm in various grit sizes.

Master Abrasives have been UK distributors for Deerfos products since their partnership began in 2018. Master Abrasives technical sales team can help give advice on application requirements and provide free trials of Deerfos Bora9 discs from stock as well as other grades of discs available in the Deerfos range.

10.09.2020 - Cancellation of our stand at GrindTec 2020

It is with great regret that we have cancelled our stand at GrindTec 2020. With concerns for ability to travel and the welfare of our employees, we’re confident that we’ve made the right decision and we plan to be at the next GrindTec International Trade Fair for Grinding Technology.

You can also look forward to seeing us at MACH 2021 where we will be exhibiting at the NEC, Birmingham from 25-28th January, showing a range of machinery and equipment from companies such as Micromatic Grinding Technologies, Alex Machine Tools and Innovative Automation Products. Read our news article dated 20.02.20 for more information.

03.09.2020 - UK Representation of Meister & Schmeier Abrasives coming to a close

After a long and close relationship we have made the decision to end our partnership with Meister and Schmeier in the UK on the 30th Sept 2020.  Although this was a difficult decision after many years of working together and representing them, we concluded, that we needed more flexibility to develop our own strategies and products within our portfolio especially with regards to the Master branded range of products.  


We will continue to support and accept orders for Meister or Schmeier products up till and including the 30th Sept. Any stock that we hold for our customers, we will also honour these commitments until stocks have been exhausted and of course we will in that period continue to offer our excellent service and support.  

We enter a new phase in our development and plan to offer much more to our customer base with a broad comprehensive range of quality products that offer cost effective solutions to your applications through our own Master brand. We thank you for your business and support in recent years and hope we can develop even more highly productive solutions for your needs, whether high precision or more general-purpose abrasives.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or applications you would like to review.  

01.09.2020 - Top Performing Discs From Rhodius

In a recent side by side test of five leading brands of grinding discs conducted at a manufacturer of stainless steel exhaust systems, Rhodius was the top-performing disc providing twenty-five-percent more cuts per disc on average.

Rhodius Alphaline Range

Sean Rowell, who recently joined Master Abrasives as Technical Sales Representative, was on site to aid in conducting these tests on 1.5mm thick stainless-steel sheet essential for the manufacture of exhaust systems. The discs were all tested on the same 240V electric angle grinder and included the Rhodius XT70 Alphaline disc which proved to be the top-performing disc with the lowest cost-per-cut and highest productivity.

Sean commented, “The operator’s favourite disc was the Rhodius Alphaline as it was consistent through its cutting life and gave reduced burrs and more consistent and better-quality parts compared to the other discs. Added to the very reasonable cost price, this was overall the best disc for this customer.

“The XT70 Alphaline range of products by Rhodius is a reliable cutting disc for the cost-conscious professional. It is ideal for low-power machines, with little burr formation and a high cutting rate but fewer sparks. This disc is suitable for steel and stainless steel and is available from 100 to 150mm diameter in 1 or 1.5mm thickness.” Rhodius Grinding Disc

“When comparing with the other brands, we noticed that the first disc wore quickly with inefficient results. The second disc was better, but it was hard and bounced. The third was very soft and again wore quickly.” explains Sean.

“The fourth was the customer’s usual disc and performed well but is expensive. Clearly, the Rhodius discs surpassed expectations, gave the right life at the right price and will be the new favourite for their manufacturing process of exhaust systems.”

Master Abrasives were appointed UK representatives of Rhodius Schleifwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG in 2018. Rhodius cut-off wheels provide an outstanding price-performance ratio, offering solutions for cut-off applications in the fabrication and foundry sectors as well as general industry. Master’s technical sales team can recommend to customers the best products to suit the application and production requirements, guiding them through product trials when the assistance is required.

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