Industrial Abrasives, Sandpaper, Sanding Discs, Grinding Wheels

Published by LS FP Western on 19th May 2023

Industrial Abrasives

At Western Equipment, we carry a variety of high-quality abrasives from some of the top brands on the market, including Walter Abrasives, Jet Abrasives, and Norton Abrasives.

Whether you are cutting, grinding, blending, sanding, cleaning, or finishing, these abrasive products are designed to outlast and outperform, right from the beginning and long after the end of your project.


Grinding wheels are expendable wheels composing of an abrasive compound attached to an aluminum or solid steel disc. These wheels are made from composite material, consisting of coarse-particle pressed and bonded together by a cementing matrix. Grinding wheels are available in different profiles and cross sections, depending on the intended use of the wheel. Some of the different types of grinding wheels available include:

Straight grinding wheels

Cylinder or wheel ring

Tapered grinding wheels

Straight cup

Dish cup

Saucer grinding wheels

Diamond grinding wheels


Cut-off discs are designed to give the user a fast, comfortable cut, while also providing long life and performance. This type of abrasive is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses for uses in high-demand applications on metal, stainless, tubing, and other materials. Cut-off discs are reinforced for the demanding nature of portable and fixed-base cut-off applications, and will deliver a fast cut with longer life without the need for additional operator pressure.


Cup brushes are used for the removal of scale, rust, and paint, as well as for deburring and polishing. This type of abrasive is available in different duty levels and fill materials to suit a selection of tasks in surface preparation, burr removal, and finishing operations. Some of the different types of cup brushes available are:

Utility cup brushes

Mini-grinder cup brushes

Standard cup brushes

Standard duty knot cap


Sanding discs are perfect for dry sanding many surfaces where quality of finish is of primary importance. This type of abrasive is available in a selection of backing types and attachment options that are suited for a wide range of applications. Some of the different types of sanding discs include:

Fiber discs

Flap discs

Paper discs

Film discs


Quick change discs

Surface conditioning discs

Foam discs

Floor sanding discs

Edger discs

Screen discs


Sanding paper is ideal for hand sanding both wet and dry materials, providing user versatility for general purpose sanding. This type of abrasive is available in a large selection of sizes and shapes to accommodate various hand tools. Some of the different types of sandpaper available are:

Paper sheets

File sheets

Cloth sheets

Screen sheets

Floor sanding sheets


At Western Equipment, we want to help our customers finish their projects to the best of their ability. That is why we only offer the very best abrasive products on the market. No matter what project or job you are working on, our team members can help you find the perfect abrasive product for your requirements. If you are in the market for new abrasives, please contact a Western Equipment branch near you.