Q-400: What is the warranty on your burr bits?
The standard Forney warranty period for accessories used for recommended applications is 90 days. Find all our warranty information here.
Q-401: How do I best use a grinding wheel dresser?
Place the bench grinding wheel dresser close to the bench grinding wheel while the machine is off. Start the grinder and wait until the wheel is running at full speed. Slowly raise the handle of the dresser until the stars make contact with the wheel, then move the dresser back and forth across the face of the wheel while it continues to run.
Q-402: I plan on adapting an old Ryobi Miter box to chop saw. Can I use a Forney 10" metal chop saw blade?
The ITEM #71860 10" chop saw blade would be fine to use on your saw. It's designed to be used at a maximum of 6100 RPM.
Q-403: Do you carry an abrasive cone for a die grinder with a 1/4" shank, 0.84" diameter base, 1.1875" long cone, and coarse grit?
Q-404: What is your best 6" X .04"-.045" Type 1 or Type 27 cut off wheel with a 7/8" arbor?
Q-405: Can I use the mini sanding and flap discs (2 and 3 inch) on a power drill to polish/grind slag off blacksmith projects?
Unfortunately the use of a drill with the sanding and flap discs won't provide the results you're looking for. It will work, but a better option if you have it available would be a pneumatic die grinder with flap discs.
Q-407: Are the 1" x 1/2" cylindrical mounted rotary file ITEM# 60069 acceptable to use on aluminum?
Yes, but remember that heat generated by the tool and aluminum surface will tend to melt the aluminum and cause loading up that will render the tool useless. Use the rotary file lightly and slowly to prevent this from happening.
Q-503: Do you have information or a reference on how to select the right wire brush and how to properly use it?
Yes, you can find information here: https://www.askforney.com/how-tos/wire-wheels-how-tos/
If you'd like additional reading, our Senior Product Line Manager for wire wheels and brushes found the article linked below to be extremely helpful. Please call us if you have more questions! The Fabricator- article on wire brushes.pdf
Q-502: What is the difference between ITEM #72747 and the Forney Command Pro 6 inch wheel?
Our ITEM# 72747 has a face dimension of 7/8" and the wire is .008" in diameter. This unit accommodates 1/2" and 5/8" arbors. The Forney Command Pro version of the wheel comes with a 5/8" or 1" face dimensions and the wire is .012" in diameter. The ITEM# will change based on the face dimension. The wire is half again as thick as the wire on the 72747 and will perform better and last longer. The Command Pro version has an arbor system that will accommodate 7 different arbor sizes between 1/2" and 2". The ITEM# for the 5/8" version of the Command Pro wheel is 72895 and the 1" version is 72896.
Q-500: I'm trying to get some paint off a concrete block wall. I tried a 4" crimped brass wire wheel with 1/4" hex shank. That gets a lot of the paint off but not all of it. What do you recommend?
Our ITEM# 72788 crimped wire wheel should do the trick on a 4.5" grinder.