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Belt Sander - a machine used to sand down wood and other materials for finishing purposes. A belt of sandpaper is mounted on a pair of drums on the machine. The drums turn and allow the sandpaper to remove the material.
Bench Grinder - machine used to drive an abrasive wheel. Mounted in a stationary position for use with vitrified aluminum wheels or silicon carbide griding wheels, wire brushes, flap and buffing wheels. Sizes can range from 6" through 14".
Bonded Abrasives - abrasives that are bonded together using glue such as phenolic resin. Grinding wheels and cut-off wheels are considered as bonded abrasives.


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