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Offhand Grinding

Applying the workpiece manually to the moving coated abrasive, as when holding it freehand against an abrasive belt.

Oiling Out

Term used by polishers to describe the operation of using a fine grit abrasive, usually with oil or a grease stick applied to the belt, to achieve the final workpiece finish.

Open Coat

A coated abrasive product in which the abrasive grain covers approximately 50% to 70% of the coat side surface.

Operating Speed

The speed of a coated abrasive product in use, usually expressed in either revolutions per minute or surface feet per minute.

Orange Peel

A pattern or condition on some metal and painted surfaces similar in appearance to the pattern on the skin of an orange. It must be removed by adequate sanding or polishing to produce a perfect finish.

Oscillation

A slight, repetitive lateral movement of a belt on its pulleys, designed to break up parallel scratch patterns, produce fine finishes, and dislodge swarf particles.

Oscillating Sander

A pad type sander with a coated abrasive sheet fastened thereon, which uses a short, high-speed oscillating stroke, producing fast stock removal with a straight line finish.

O.E.M.

Original Equipment Manufacturer. Refers to manufacturers of equipment that utilizes coated abrasive products.

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