All FAQ

All Frequently Asked Questions regarding DuraGRIT Tools

What materials can I use DuraGRIT tools on?

Below is a list of materials that DuraGRIT tools can be used on: - Wood - Hard or soft - ABS - Acrylics - Brass - Brick - Carbon fibre - Ceramics - Copper - Fibreglass - Kevlar - Laminates - Lexan...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

Can I use my DuraGRIT tools on metal?

We do not recommend using DuraGRIT® tools on metal.  Yes you can use them, but they can wear faster than on non-metallic materials. DuraGRIT® generally doesn’t recommend using the carbide tools on...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

How do I clean my DuraGRIT tools?

The already amazing working life of DuraGRIT carbide tools, can be further extended by regular care and cleaning. Download our  Cleaning Tips as a printable PDF - Click Here Following are some...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

How do I prevent clogging with my DuraGRIT tools?

Run at optimum speed for material being cut (see below) and use light pressure.  This will reduce clogging. Materials that are sticky (paint, urethane, epoxy glues etc.), will clog any abrasives. ...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 1 year ago

Where did the grit go on my DuraGRIT tool?

If you think the carbide grit has come off your DuraGRIT tool, it is mostly likely buried under carbon or debris clogs, leaving a smooth shiny surface.  Cleaning the tool will make the carbide grit...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

What speed can I run DuraGRIT tools at?

DuraGRIT® rotary tools are rated to run up to the following speeds: High Speed Rotary Carbide Cutting Wheels & Carving Burrs (Model # starts with SR- and have 1/8" diameter shaft) Run up to 35,000...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 1 year ago

Can I use other mandrels for my DuraGRIT Wheels or Screw Tip Burrs?

No. DO NOT attach DuraGRIT® rotary wheels or screw tip burrs to other mandrels.  DuraGRIT® mandrels are extra strength .  Attach DuraGRIT® tools only  to the mandrels they are supplied with.  

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

How far into the chuck must I position the DuraGRIT rotary tool?

DuraGRIT Rotary tools with black mandrels, should be inserted into the drill chuck or collet, up to the shoulder of the shaft.   Non-black, one piece shafted rotary tools should be inserted at...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

Where is the red washer positioned with DuraGRIT cutting and shaping wheels?

Before dismantling my DuraGRIT cutting wheel, I noticed that the red washer was positioned between the back of the wheel and the shoulder/flange of the mandrel.  Is that correct?  Yes, position the...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

Can I run my DuraGRIT rotary bits in reverse?

Any DuraGRIT® wheel or rotary tool that has a black mandrel, must NOT be run in reverse.   If you have a reversible drill, such as a Foredom®, make sure it is set to run in forward direction...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

Grit Grades Explanation

DuraGRIT® Tools are coated with carbide grains that equate to the US Mesh system of measurement.  Therefore a 60 grit DuraGRIT® tool is equivalent in grade to a 60 grit sandpaper product.  ...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 months ago

Safety Tips

When using DuraGRIT® Tools, always wear eye protection and a respirator mask.  (Cutting, sanding and grinding tools create dust.)    Never run DuraGRIT® tools with black mandrels, in reverse....

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

How To remove your Sanding Disc without bending it (DB-DS5)

To avoid bending your DuraGRIT 5" Carbide Sanding Disc when removing it from your sander, follow these two easy steps:  Slide a wide blade spatula or putty knife between the black hook and white...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 4 months ago

Why & How To upgrade to the heavy duty Hook & Loop system that came with your carbide sanding disc (DB-DS5)

Why do you need to upgrade my Random Orbital Sander to a heavy duty hook & loop system?  The hook on most sanders sold today, is lightweight and not designed to hold a carbide sanding disc. ...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 4 months ago

How to Replace the Heavy Duty White LOOP pad on your DuraGRIT 5" Carbide Sanding Disc (DB-DS5)

Unlike disposable sandpaper discs which can wear out quickly, the DuraGRIT carbide 5" sanding disc has a long working life that can last hundreds of times longer than sandpaper!  Due to the sanding...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 4 months ago

Are the HT-FS9 Flat Sanders rigid?

HT-FS9 Flat Sanders: These Flat Sanders are 1/16" thick steel and are rigid. * The edges also have carbide grains, enabling the sander to 'saw-out' power socket and light switch apertures in...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

Which tool(s) do you recommend for drilling, shaping or cutting ceramic wall tile?

Two DuraGRIT carbide hand files: HT-RF4 (round) and HT-SF4 (square) or Two DuraGRIT carbide rotary tools that 'shape' clay backed, ceramic 'WALL': SR-MSW-046 and the SR-HT2-046. These tools can...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

I need to remove sanded grout. Do you have a recommendation for a tool I can use?

DuraGRIT recommends the Dremel® MultiMax MM1500 and MM1501 blade for sanded grout removal between (floor) tiles. The MM1501 (1/16" width) and MM 1500 (1/8" width), require the Dremel® MultiMax...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

SR-GW4 Grout Removal Wheel Tips

DuraGRIT SR-GW4 Non-Sanded Grout Removal Wheel TIPS: As noted on the DuraGRIT website and in the demo movie, DuraGRIT recommends running the GW4 grout removal wheel in a right angle drive (e.g....

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

What are the advantages of DuraGRIT carbide sanding products?

DuraGRIT carbide sanding discs and sanders are exactly the US standard Mesh size for each grit grade, the same way ordinary sanding products are.  The difference is as follows: As soon as you...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

What are Typical Uses (and suggested grit grades) for DuraGRIT Carbide Tools?

To assist you with your selection of the appropriate carbide sanding product, note some sample uses based on grit grades: 46 grit:  (DB  DuraDISC  / LR  Large Rotary Burrs  / SR  Small Rotary Burrs...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 months ago

Features of 5” DuraDisc Carbide Sanding Disc

Long Life: “…sanded 10,000 linear feet x 5" of spruce with 60 grit disc and it still works like new!”  Heavy Duty: Very strong steel backed disc won’t tear or wear the same as ordinary sandpaper...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 4 months ago

Grit Grade Guide for DuraDISC 5" Carbide Sanding Disc (DB-DS5)

Thank you for for your interest in the 5" DuraDisc carbide sanding disc. (DB-DS5) To assist you with your selection of the appropriate 5" sanding disc, please note the intended uses based on grit...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 months ago

Will DuraGRIT be making a 6” Carbide Sanding Disc?

There is no immediate plan to introduce a 6" sanding disc.  However, a customer who also had a 6" ROS, recently told us that they purchased a cheap 5" random orbital sander at a garage sale and...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 4 months ago

Are DuraGRIT discs and sanders, equivalent in grit grade as ordinary sanding products?

DuraGRIT carbide products are graded by the US Standard Mesh size for each grit grain size, the same way ordinary sanding products are. The difference is as follows:  Carbide grains are sharper...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 months ago

Is it possible to buy more white replacement Loop Pads for the DuraDISC 5" Sanding Disc?

Yes, go to https://duragrit.com/Heavy-Duty-Replacement-Loop-Pads-for-DuraDisc-2-Pack.html The replacement heavy duty loop pads are $8.98 for the 2 pack. Here’s a helpful tutorial on how to replace...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

How to Pay using AMEX, Discover or other credit cards

Please note that our Credit Card processor only accepts Visa and MasterCard.   If you would like to pay with any other credit card, such as AMEX or Discover:   1. Please select the “PayPal“...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 months ago

Having trouble with checkout / payment on the website?

Are you having trouble with the checkout / payment process on the website? Please note that our Credit Card processor only accepts Visa and MasterCard.   If you would like to pay with another type...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 months ago