LENOX is a US-based manufacturer of power-tool accessories, hand tools, band-saw blades and accessories, and it’s recently released a new alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels for increased durability and smooth, clean and even cuts. Made with metal-cutting diamonds bonded to the wheel’s surface, LENOX METALMAX is manufactured with a technology that allows the diamonds to endure high cutting speeds and temperatures while maintaining superior cutting properties. They last heaps longer, too. Compared to thin, bonded-abrasive cutoff wheels, the new LENOX METALMAX diamond abrasives deliver 1000* or more cuts with no need for wheel changes and provide 30 times longer wheel life.
The solid-steel body design reduces the risk of breakage and the diamond cutting edge doesn’t wear away, allowing it to hold its original wheel diameter until the very last cut. And because LENOX METALMAX doesn’t wear away, there’s substantially less odour and dust residue as well. “For those tradespeople who work with abrasives on a regular basis, it’s important for them to have a durable tool,” said Justin Goode. “LENOX METALMAX has been created to provide easy handling and control, while providing the durability and precision needed on every single cut.” Sizing up LENOX METALMAX works in multiple applications, with the same power tools as bonded abrasives and in a wide range of materials including steel, stainless steel, cast iron, rebar, sheet metal, aluminium and non-ferrous metals. The range includes a complete line with 12 products, and some of the most common sizes are
* 100mm thin cut-off wheel, angle grinder
* 115mm thin cut-off wheel, angle grinder
* 125mm thin cut-off wheel, angle grinder
* 235mm thin cut-off wheel, angle grinder
* 357mm cut-off wheel, chop saw
* 75mm cut-off wheel, die grinder
LENOX METALMAX is available from construction and industrial tool suppliers and hardware stores throughout Australia. You really should give them a try.