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A flap disc is an abrasive product found in the coated abrasive family. These flaps are formed of a polycotton or polyester backing material to which abrasive grains are adhered, these are then layered and bonded to a backing platenA flap disk is an abrasive disk, used for metal finishing. Unlike the simpler flat disks, made from a circular flat sheet of a coated abrasive, a flapwheel is made of multiple overlapping small pieces or ‘flaps’, bonded to a central hub.nFlap discs are used to conform and shape metal. They have densely layered abrasive cloth flaps that can shape certain metals while leaving a finished look. They are most used in welding, machining, heavy-duty equipment, industrial maintenance, agriculture and food production.nCan you use a flap disc on wood?nThe flap discs designed for use on wood are similar in nature to the ones designed for use on metal. You can use aluminium oxide grits for wood applications. For wood, you should also use the flap discs on your angle grinder just like you would use a grinding wheel.nCan you use a flap disc on aluminium?nBecause ordinary flap discs such as the cheaper flap discs with Aluminium Oxide surfaces are not designed for use on Aluminium. When you use those flap discs they will run hot on the metal’s surface, melting the Aluminium.n

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