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  • abrasive cut-off wheel

    I just got a good buy on a used Ridgid CM14500 abrasive cut-off machine, but I do need a new wheel. Local Home Depots don't seem to stock the Ridgid replacement, so was wondering if anyone would care to recommend another brand of 14-inch, 1-inch arbor, 3900RPM wheel.

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    Last edited by vettman; 04-09-2009, 10:33 PM.

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    Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

    I would think any name brand blade would do you well as long it is rated for the speed,

    also check that is for the material you wanting to cut,
    (some are for masonry, a for runner or a low cost and IMO a poor preforming substitute for a diamond blade),
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      Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

      Thanks for the suggestion; I'll do some shopping this weekend at Lowes and/or Home Depot.

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      • #4
        Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

        A few good brands for 14" abrasives you might want to checkout are United Abrasives (SAIT) or Diamond Products (Tyrolit). Diamond Products is another great Ohio tool company that actually shares a parking lot with Ridgid in Elyria, Ohio.
        Jay
        Ohio Power Tool - Ridgid
        Coptool - Power Tool Blog

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        • #5
          Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

          Thanks, Jay; sure hope I can keep it "American-made".

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          • #6
            Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

            Any 14" metal blade will work, I use Carborundum Golds they last and last.
            http://www.abrasivesupply.com/Carbo_...el_p/07086.htm

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            • #7
              Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

              Thanks to all who have responded; I bought a Hilti wheel today at Home Depot. It met all the Ridgid requirements for replacement wheel; we'll see how it performs, shortly.

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              • #8
                Re: abrasive cut-off wheel

                BTW the factory for the Carbo wheels is in Worcester, MA.

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