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 - Marble - MDF - Multiple types of composite -...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 metals:  Steel is hard and can wear the grits...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 cleaning tips: Hi-Speed Rotary Carbide Cutting Wheels...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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.  Spraying the tool working surface before use with...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 2 years 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 work as good as new! Here are some tips for...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 rpm Industrial Carbide Tools (Model # starts with...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 2 years 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 about 2 years 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 least half of the ungritted shaft length.

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 red washer between the back of the wheel and the...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 (counter clockwise when looking at the tip of the...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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.   European grading is slightly different but very similar. ...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated almost 2 years 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. Insert a DuraGRIT® extra strength, black mandrel into...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 loop pads.  Slide the spatula across the face of the...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 1 year 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.  Upgrading the hook on the sander, not only creates a...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 1 year 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 disc's amazing long working life, you will...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 1 year 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 drywall or to sand right into a corner in a tight space...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 shape the edge of a wall tile to fit it into or...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 Oscillating tool to run in. These items can be found...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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. Dremel 575) attached to your hi-speed rotary drill....

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 start using an ordinary  sandpaper product (say an 80...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years 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 ) - rapid material removal of hard and soft wood...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated almost 2 years 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 discs. Same sanding finish at the end of the job, as...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 1 year 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 grades: 46 grit (DB-DS5-046):  rapid material...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 1 year 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 used it for the 5" carbide discs. They said the...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated over 1 year 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 than the more rounded sandpaper grits and appear may...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated almost 2 years 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 the worn pad with a new replacement: How to...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated about 2 years ago

How to Pay using AMEX / Discover Credit Cards, or Visa Debit?

Please note that the "Creidt Card" payment method on our website only accepts Visa or MasterCard Credit Cards.   If you would like to pay with any other credit card, such as AMEX or Discover, or with a Visa Debit card:   1. Please select the “...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 days 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 of credit card, such as AMEX or Discover, or with...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 days ago

How to close the Chat window?

How to close the chat window on the duragrit.com website? If you’re on a desktop computer, click the blue button with the down arrow at the bottom right of the window: If you’re on a mobile device, click the X in the top right corner of the chat...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 7 months ago

How to Order on the website?

Thank you for your interest in DuraGRIT tools! Here are instructions on how to place an order on the DuraGRIT website. 1. Please visit the main DuraGRIT e-commerce website (open in a new browser window, so that you can still follow these...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 6 days ago

Does DuraGRIT ship to my country?

DuraGRIT is happy to offer worldwide shipping using USPS!  Shipping within the USA is free!  If you are outside of the USA, we offer worldwide shipping quotes using USPS’ shipping calculator.  You will receive a quote for worldwide shipping before...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 7 months ago

Why are there no higher grit grade sanding discs than 80 grit?

DuraGRIT discontinued carbide discs in grit grades finer than 80 grit because of lack of demand.  Our carbide sanding discs excel at rough sanding and leveling. They hold their grade from beginning to end of a sanding job and last a very long...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 7 months ago

What is the max RPM of the DS5 carbide disc and can I adapt it for use on an angle grinder?

DuraGRIT does not recommend the use of the DuraDISC 5" carbide sanding disc (DB-DS5) on angle grinders. The max tested speed of the 5" carbide disc is 1750 rpm.   That is for use on Random Orbital Sanders and belt/bench disc sanders where the...

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 7 months ago