• Grinding, Sanding & Polishing Discs

        • Our range of flap discs, cutting discs, grinding wheels and fibre discs, surface conditioning, stripping discs and polishing discs are primarily produced by Eisenblätter in Germany. We focus on providing the highest quality, safety, user friendliness and environmental sustainability. Many products have set the standard since they were introduced and throughout the years have been continually improved to be on the cutting edge of innovation.

        • Grinding Sleeves and Wheels

        • Creating a beautiful satin finish is made easier by using our high-quality, durable abrasives sleeves and wheels. They are manufactured in Germany by Eisenblätter using special processes to ensure smooth operation and increased service life. Our range offers you the right product for a wide range of applications on different metals such as cleaning, satin finishing, removing scratches, industrial grinding or linear grinding, pre-grinding or polishing to a mirror finish, surface treatment of wood and much more.

        • Machines

        • For over 30 years our machines have set the standard for performance and durability. We were the first to introduce the handheld linear grinder (Poly PTX) and the variable speed angle grinder (Varilex) to Australia in 1988. These machines are still made in Germany by Eisenblätter have continually been improved upon and they still are the most powerful machines in their category over 30 years later. We now also have high quality German made handheld belt sanders, belt filing machines, bevelling machines and polishers.

        • Grinding, Sanding & Polishing Belts

        • We stock a large range of belts for a variety of different applications such as grinding, satin finishing, fine sanding or polishing up to a mirror finish. We stock belt sizes 40x780mm pipe machines and 30×600 to suit our PTX machine with optional grinding belt roller. The practical T-Lock fastening system allows pipes on closed pipe constructions and handrails to be finished without cutting belts. Custom belts of any size can also be made up, use our custom belt order form or send us an email for more information.

        • Accessories

        • Accessories to suit our Eisenblätter machines such as backing pads for mounting Velcro discs, spare guards, dust extraction systems and much more. There are also innovative products such as the grinding belt roller that allows belts to be used with either our PTX or Varilex machines. There are also machine holders and flexible shaft attachments for getting into hard-to-reach areas. These accessories add further versatility to our machines and keep them one step above the rest.

        • Polishing & Cleaning

        • Achieve a shadow-free, mirror finish with Eisenblätter polishing products such as BRIGHTEX® polishing pastes. Minimise clogging with the use of Superpolish polishing discs, belts and sleeves. Our range of care products allows you to effectively clean, protect and preserve metal surfaces.

        • Bobbie’s Bargain Box

        • Get great quality abrasives made by Eisenblaetter in Germany for up to 50% off while stocks last. These products are mainly from discontinued lines so get them before they’re gone for good!

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Why Choose our Flap Discs?

In this article we will go through our flap disc range to answer the question of what makes them worth your hard earned dollar.

Environmentally Friendly – All our flap discs contain NO fibreglass in the backing plate. We either use Hemp Fibre as shown on the picture to right with the PLANTEX Cooltop flap disc, Natural fibre compound derived from hemp fibre (as shown on our TRIMFIX range) or ABS Plastic (Used for the legendary MAGNUM Cooltop range) which is used for its superior flexibility and workpiece adjustment. All these discs are manufactured in Germany by Eisenblaetter and are CO2 neutral. The manufacturing plant uses renewable electricity and other carbon emissions are offset. 

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Trimmable – How often have you seen someone throw out a flap disc that still has a decent amount of abrasive left but can’t use it up due to the outer dimensions of the disc getting in the way?

Our flap discs are trimmable, but what does this mean? Basically the backing plate on the flap discs can be shaved down once you have used up all the abrasive material on the outer edge of the disc.  It gives the disc a new lease on life and you can use up all the abrasive material on the disc, reducing waste. 

To trim your disc simply shave the backing of your disc against some thick metal as shown in the video on the left.

Safety – Ultra-safe to work with MPA, ISO9001:2015 and FEM accreditation you can trust the consistent high quality of our products.

Trimming only permitted for Eisenblaetter flap discs with the “Trimmable” Symbol on it. The ideal angle for trimming is between 20 – 45 degrees. Never trim at 90 degrees!

  • Trim the disc on a sharp metal edge
  • Apply light pressure and gradually increase it until the backing plate begins to trim.
  • Maintain this pressure until you expose 6mm of the sanding flaps. Trimming more than this at one time could compromise the disc.
  • Be careful not to cut through the abrasive flaps, stop when you see the glue holding the flaps in place.
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Incredible Performance – Eisenblaetter know flap discs and were even the first ones to produce a zirconium flap disc. Through many innovations and patents we have the top quality abrasive range we have today. Our flap discs outperform the competition in the following ways:

– Cooling Layers: This means cooler grinding, which reduces discolouration on the workpiece but also means the abrasive doesn’t glaze over and unable to continue work.

– Long Lasting: Through high quality abrasive material, the flap disc design and a trimmable backing plate, our discs are able to keep lasting much longer than the competition. This also means time saved from changing flap discs. 

– Superior Removal: Efficient design allows our flap discs to remove material faster. Our discs are a little more than the competition but the savings from the reduced amount of flap discs required for a job and the time saved easily makes up for the price difference. 

– Flexibility: Our backing plates that are also manufactured in house by Eisenblaetter allow more flexibility than the industry standard glass fibre backing plate. This is important because not only does it adjust to the workpiece better but it increases the contact patch for the flap disc on the material allowing cooler grinding behaviour. 

So which disc is right for me? – We have a large range of different flap discs because we believe in having the correct tool for the job. A flap disc for aluminium (Such as the Trimfix Tigershark) would not be optimal for grinding down a stainless steel weld (Such as the Magnum Cooltop 5). We are a 100% Australian owned and operated family business and any of our staff would be more than happy to recommend the right tool for your application. 

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