Item # 20638 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Expander Wheel

Conforms to slightly contoured pieces and leaves a smooth uniform finish.
Conforms to slightly contoured pieces and leaves a smooth uniform finish.
Eastwood Expander Wheel is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
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Conforms to slightly contoured pieces and leaves a smooth uniform finish.

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Eastwood Expander Wheel

Product Overview:

Description

The Eastwood soft natural rubber Expander Wheel conforms to slightly contoured pieces and leaves a smooth uniform finish.

  • Perfect for buffing sanding & developing soft or sharp edges in metal
  • Use with 6" abrasive bands
  • 6 Inch diameter Expander Wheel 1.5 Inch width
  • Fits arbor sizes 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"

Can be used with abrasive bands Scotch Brite belts or the Trizact belts. They stay firmly in place because centrifugal force expands the rubber wheel. The Expander Wheel is designed to run at 2400 rpm so excessive cutting does not occur. The perfect tool for buffing sanding & developing soft or sharp edges in metal. Can be used for anything from sharpening tungsten electrodes to polishing stainless knife blades.

Warranty

1 Year

Specifications

Wheel Diameter: 6 Inches
Wheel Width: 1-1/2 Inches
Maximum Operating Speed: 2,400 RPM
Arbor Adapter Sizes: 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"

3 different size adapters. Do not operate wheel if damaged or without a belt installed.

In the Box

Contents


(1) Eastwood Expander Wheel

Guides & Accessories

Safety Information

Always wear appropriate eye protection. Keep loose clothing, jewelry and long hair away from rotating components. Do not operate wheel if damaged or without a belt installed.

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Accessories

Eastwood Expander Wheel Expandable Rubber Drum For Sanding Or Grinding Belts Polishing & Cleaning & Derusting & Deburring Working In Metal

Application Tips

Perfect For Buffing Sanding & Developing Soft Or Sharp Edges In Metal

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good So far so good. Been using this on my 6" lapidary machine with a diamond belt. Been working great and seems to have tighter tolerances than the other brand I purchased elsewhere.
Date published: 2022-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expander wheel for grinding. My second wheel. First was used in factory production for de burring steel tubing. Bought it 30 years ago, and it is still in daily service in my home shop. Bought a second one for my Winter get away shop in AZ. If you have a bench grinder, this is a MUST! Great Quality!!!!
Date published: 2022-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my Eastwood buffer motor ! I have had my Expander wheel for 6 years now and it is my go to gadget for all of my light sanding details. You will find many uses for this wheel once you get it, I polished up my english wheel anvils in a heartbeat. I highly recommend this item.
Date published: 2020-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Love this product, so easy to switch belts and results are great!
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expander wheel is a must have in my toolbox Expander wheel makes quick work of dirty, Rusty old parts and we'll make them look new again. It's size allows you to get into small areas yet large enough to make quick work of most work pieces. Another one of Eastwood's home runs!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwood Expander Wheel Great Deal. I bought one of these expander wheels years ago and have used the heck out of it. It has been one of the best investments I made in a long time. I finally realized that I needed a second one which I now also have set up. The only catch with these wheels is you must use them on a 1740 rpm grinder which up here in Canada are not as easy to find. This wheel offers great value for the price. I am guessing I will be ordering a third one sometime soon. The belts take seconds to change. From what I can tell these wheels appear to be well made. My first one I bought ten years ago has been used here in my studio almost every day and still works like new. With the fine trizact belts you will amazed at how many times you need some quick fine polishing on small parts. Times when a coarse faster turning belt sander would be too much.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this item I had one before and it make the job easier ,I have been a knifemaker for 28 years.it makes polishing the blade easier
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic item I bought one of these about 3 years ago and have been very impressed I am a professional weld and fabricator. I just ordered 2 more of these for other grinders I use in the shop and field doing stainless piping and fabrication. I have had other brands and like the way the belts go on and stay on much better than way more expensive wheels I have. They are softer and more flexible than other brands. Thanks for offering a great product. Central Wisconsin Stainless
Date published: 2015-05-28
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Questions & Answers

It doesn’t say in this add what size expander wheel this is

Asked by: Emck
This wheel is a 6"L x 1.5"W
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-04-07

Can the wheel be left on the grinder and run to higher speeds if not used while the other wheel on the other side of grinder is being used?

Asked by: David D
We recommend removing whenever the grinder or buffer will exceed 2400 RMP
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-01-31

In the workshop Eastwood expander wheel size 150mm x 35mm.  part No 345-1178 (800). How do we order replacement belts for this size of wheel in the UK.

Asked by: JoeP
Here is a link to the International Distributors we have: https://www.eastwood.com/international-distributors/
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-12-21

Do you make a 6" x 2 1/2" expanding wheel?

Asked by: Rckr55
Currently we do not offer a wider version of our Expander Wheel.
Answered by: John S
Date published: 2020-09-08

When used on stainless, how long can you expect a belt to last, they appear to be quite expensive

Asked by: old rusty nuts
There will be too many variables when to give an idea of how long the belt will last.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2022-03-07

what direction do these drums run,which way do you put it on arbor?

Asked by: jch1
This unit will spend clockwise, this drum will fit on any arbor sizes 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"
Answered by: Dakota W
Date published: 2022-04-08

Is the expander wheel good for knife sharpening, not polishing, with trizact belts ? I would run it on my Eastwood 1hp, 2 speed buffer, at low speed.

Asked by: 6PTsocket
This is not something we test for unfortunately. We strictly test for automotive use only. We apologize for the confusion.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-07-07

What size sanding belts do these take?

Asked by: Randy
These take belts that are 1-1/2" X 18-15/16. This is the same as belts for a 6 inch diameter wheel.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2022-11-30
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Eastwood Expander Wheel
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