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Felt Buffing Wheels Felt Wheels Buffing Wheels can polish and buff wood, glass, plastic and metal.  Felt Wheels are not limited to just round wheels. Knife Edge Wheels look like flying saucers because they are thick in the middle with tapered edges making it easy to slip into grooves and crevices. Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels are available in several densities.  Soft (0.50 gm/c3), Medium (0.60 gm/c3), Hard (0.70 gm/c3) and Rock Hard (0.80 gm/c3).  These densities are accepted worldwide. Density = Mass divided by Volume. Density is calculated as grams per sq. cm. Felt Wheels are extensively used for knife sharpening whether they are kitchen knives, butcher knives, hunting knives, carving knives, etc. Felt Rings are normally used on Glass Polishing/Beveling Machines where water based slurry (cerium oxide) is used.  Felt Rings WILL SWELL in water based solutions.  Unfortunately, this is a minor characteristic flaw of wool which cannot be avoided. Facts about Felt: Felt cannot polish itself but is an efficient carrier of abrasive particles.  Felt Wheels have a reputation for out performing other polishing materials because they have the ability to accept all types of polishing compounds and slurries.  This in turn makes them an ideal friend of polishing materials. Abrasive particles evenly get distributed in the pores of felt, thereby evenly polishing required surface.  Sheep\’s wool is considered to be one of the best resilient materials among natural fibers as it has the ability to hold desired edges and shape throughout the life of the wheel.  As felt wears, new surface has identical medium of polishing compound because felt surface does not get glazed. Carbon felt is the highest grade wool felt.  Carbon felt wheels and other products are used for precision polishing where even a minute scratch can make a difference.  That is the main reason Carbon felt items are more expensive. Felt Wheels and Felt Rings are “trued” at the factory so your buffing and polishing will be even on any surface.  This process is similar to how tires are balanced before installation on vehicles. With a little care, your Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels can last a long time.  At the end of your buffing and polishing, allow the felt wheel to continue to spin thru for several minutes so any remaining polishing compound residue can spit out.  Then let the felt wheel air dry before storing it to prevent molds.  If you are going to pack the buffing wheel in a plastic bag, poke some holes in the bag for air circulation.  If the bag is airtight, it will start sweating and condensation will wet the buffing wheel.  Then mold will set in and the buffing wheel will become useless. If you are using more than 1 type of compound, use different buffing wheels for safety reasons.  Mixing compounds is not a good idea.  Always make sure you label which compound is used with which buffing wheel. Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels can be attached to name brand power tools like Black and Decker, Dremel, DeWalt, Makita and Ryobi.  Large Felt Wheels can be attached to any bench grinder. Recommended RPM: Max. 1000 for 6″ Felt Buffing Wheels. Recommended RPM: Max 750 for 8″ Felt Buffing Wheels. Always practice safety when using power tools.  Wear eye protection, masks and gloves.  Work in a well ventilated area.  Keep children away from power tools. Try Felt Wheels and Knife Edge Wheels for your next buffing and polishing job. If you found this guide helpful, please let me know by clicking “Yes” below.