Metal grinding tips to help you grind like a legend.

August 4, 2016 3M Canada

Ron Proulx using grinding wheel

Legendary Tips from Sudbury, Ontario Metalworker Ron Proulx

We asked this loyal Cubitron™ II Abrasives customer and winner of the Cubitron™ II Abrasives Grind Like a Legend II Contest for his “legendary” grinding tips.

Here’s what he shared:

  • Right Grinding Equipment: “Let’s face it, it’s like anything else – you get what you pay for. You need a good, powerful grinder. If you cheap out, the discs will wear out faster because there’s not enough power to turn them and they’ll wear out.”
  • Right Grinding Product: “Good equipment and product are the key. If the disc starts to fall apart or vibrate halfway through [because of a quality issue], you have to [stop work and] take it off. You’re not just wasting time but also money.”
  • Right Grinding Technique: “Everyone has their own, but with the right angle you don’t have to put too much pressure. If you force it, it’s not good on the disc or the grinder. Let the disc do the work.”
  • Right Personal Protective Equipment: “Face shields, good gloves – all are very important. We use a lot of respirators made by 3M. N95 approved respirators are the ones we use the most.”

Ron Proulx

About Ron Proulx’s Experience as the Winner of the 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives Grind Like a Legend II Contest

The year 2015 brought many first-time experiences for Sudbury, Ontario metalworker Ron Proulx.

It was the first time that he had won a contest.

It was the first time he got on an airplane.

But, it was definitely not the first time that Proulx, had spoken the praises of the high-quality and precision of 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives.

3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives: A noticeable difference for metal grinding work

Introduced to 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives by a co-worker, Proulx and his colleagues quickly became superfans of the durability and dependability offered by 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives.

“I’ve used some right down to almost nothing. They don’t fall apart,” he said. “We also use cut-off wheels and a lot of the sanding pads that you can put on a grinders.”

Proulx compares the strength of a single 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives to using two of another product – and that’s what makes this 3M product stand out for him.

“We’ve been using them for over a year and we haven’t gone back. What that tells you is that you’ve got a good product. You can’t beat it. We’re impressed with 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives. If you want to take some material off fast, you’ve got the right product right now,” he said. “All the guys I work with, we tell our foreman not to order the other stuff.”

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