Carbo GoldCut™ Depressed Center Wheels


WORCESTER, Mass., June 20, 2006 – Improvements in Carborundum’s Carbo GoldCut™ depressed center wheels extend the life of the wheel by at least 25 percent allowing operators to use fewer wheels each day, resulting in less “downtime” spent changing wheels. Shops that have switched to the new Carbo GoldCut wheels have increased productivity and lowered total grinding cost.

The Carbo GoldCut depressed center wheels are used on right-angle grinders in welding and metal fabrication shops for general purpose cutting applications. The improved bond provides at least 25 percent longer life over previous generations of Carbo GoldCut and comparably-priced competitive depressed center cutting wheels. The new formula works particularly well for cutting stainless steel and in any application where material contamination should be avoided.

The improved wheels are available in 4½-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch diameters, .045 thickness and 7/8-inch holes to fit the standard right-angle air and electric grinders.

Carborundum is a brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a division of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain (Paris) is a leading producer of construction products (building materials, gypsum products, insulation and pipe), high-performance materials (abrasives, ceramics, high-performance plastics, and reinforcements), flat glass, and glass containers. The company is also a leading distributor of building products in Europe. One of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, Saint-Gobain’s 2005 sales approximated $43.7 billion. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs about 25,000 people and has approximately 200 manufacturing locations.

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