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Expansion wheels are made of some rather soft material. They are not mearly slotted. they are molded and cut to expand and give a firm backing when in use.
There is some stretch in the design. Get a good look at one before designing your own.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I've never used one before and thought it looked simple enough to make. Has anyone used Eastwood's or Caswell Plating's? How did you like them for taking down casting/sand marks?
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Expansion wheels are made of some rather soft material. They are not mearly slotted. they are molded and cut to expand and give a firm backing when in use.
There is some stretch in the design. Get a good look at one before designing your own.
 

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We use these babies where I work all the time.We have 3 types.The "expansion" type you refer to,an inflatable type (best for flat surfaces) and what I would call a centrifugal or inertia type.I know that our belts are made by VSM in Germany.I cannot remember who makes any of our rubber wheels though.I'll get back to you on Monday.Even though Eastwood has some cool products,they are way overpriced.I think Boyd shops there.Call TP Tool instead,many same/better products for less coin.They are about 30 minutes from me.That's where I get my stuff.

www.tptools.com

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Awesome website jimmydiesel! I ordered the catalog! Their prices are pretty good too! Especially on their buffing wheels. Everything is very comparable to Caswell plating. I pretty much refuse to buy from Eastwood unless something really isn't available anywhere else. They're just way over-priced on everything.

I'll check out the other place you mentioned. Thanks for the info!!
jimmydiesel said:
We use these babies where I work all the time.We have 3 types.The "expansion" type you refer to,an inflatable type (best for flat surfaces) and what I would call a centrifugal or inertia type.I know that our belts are made by VSM in Germany.I cannot remember who makes any of our rubber wheels though.I'll get back to you on Monday.Even though Eastwood has some cool products,they are way overpriced.I think Boyd shops there.Call TP Tool instead,many same/better products for less coin.They are about 30 minutes from me.That's where I get my stuff.

www.tptools.com

Jimmy Diesel
 
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