Norton Saint-Gobain has introduced its new Norton Blaze cut-off wheel to the market in Canada.
Initially launched in the U.S. in late 2019, the product is available in Canada since January this year.
According to the company, the new “wheels” have been engineered for the longest possible life. The presence of a unique bond system prevents premature grain release, thus contributing to a longer life. It is expected to last three times longer than zirconia alumina wheels and seven times longer than wheels made of aluminum oxide. This aids in cutting down on time spent on changing wheels and minimizing waste
Norton Saint-Gobain has designed the wheel specifically to offer comfort to the user due to reduced cutting vibration, while also providing a higher standard of performance. The wheel is suitable for applications involving stainless steel and carbon steel. Repair technicians can use it to cut auto body panels, frame rail, exhaust pipes, clamps and rusted bolts.
As explained by the company, the greater speed allows the wheel to cut faster, resulting in better productivity. The wheel is built with a ceramic alumina abrasive grain to deliver a faster cut rate.
The company is offering the wheel in two sizes—3″ x 1/16″ and 3″ x 1/32″. The 3″ x 1/16″ size is ideal for cutting bolts, rods and frame rails and is recommended for demanding applications. The 3″ x 1/32″ wheel is thinner, allows for a tighter fit and provides a much cooler cut. It is best suited for quarter panels.
Norton Saint-Gobain recommends using the Blaze cut-off wheel with the Norton cut-off tool.