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Whiting

Finely ground clay and/or limestone used to absorb oil from stainless steel after polishing.

Wide Belts

Coated abrasive products made in belt form over 12? wide. Belts over 52? wide must frequently be supplied with multiple splices called ?sectional belts?.

Wild Scratch

A deeper than normal scratch in a workpiece finish. Usually intermittent or random, caused by a coarse particle, contamination of swarf, etc.

Work Rest Blade

Supports the material being ground during a centerless grinding operation.

Work Rest Blade Angle

Angle at which the work rest blade meets the workpiece 20 degrees to 30 degrees angle is customary.

Work Rest Blade Holder

Holds work rest blade in position during centerless grinding.

Work Speed

The rate at which the work moves when in contact with the abrasive belt. Usually expressed in FPM (feet per minute).

Wet Grinding

A term used to describe full flood oil grinding and full flood water soluble methods. All methods other than absolutely dry are included.

Web

Refers to a flat coated abrasive product, usually in full width form, as it passes through the manufacturing process.

Wash Coat

A very light coat of finishing material primarily adding depth to the color of furniture after staining. The solution is sprayed on and requires light scuffing.

Waterproof Abrasive

A coated abrasive which will withstand grinding with water or water soluble oil as a grinding aid.

Weak Shaped Grain

Needle shaped, very friable, easily fractured abrasive grain, as opposed to strong shaped grain.

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