A keyless chuck is simply a holder that allows you to mount and hold different tools such as drill bits, abrasive tools or sanding drums. Climax keyless chucks are manufactured to mount on a 1/2-20 threaded shaft. Tightening or loosening the chuck will open or close the jaws allowing for installation or removal of various tools.Continue reading “What is a keyless chuck and how does it work?”
Climax abrasive sanding sleeves are spiral coated-abrasive bands with resin-bond aluminum oxide on a hard cloth back. These abrasive spiral sleeves can be used with Climax rubber expansion sanding drums.
Climax rubber expansion sanding drums are offered in three different styles; screw lock, nut lock and quick lock.
Standard Screw Lock – with Shank: The rubber expansion on the standard screw lock sanding drum is controlled by tightening or loosening the slotted screw at the end of the mandrel.
Standard Nut Lock – with Shank: The rubber expansion on the standard nut lock sanding drum is controlled by tightening or loosening the hex nut at the end of the mandrel.
Quick Lock – with Shank: The rubber expansion on the quick lock sanding drum is controlled by simply tightening or loosening the rubber spindle by hand. The design of this sanding drum does not require the use of additional tools for installation or removal.
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The sole purpose of an abrasive sanding drum is to mount an abrasive sanding sleeve. The rubber drum expands to hold the sanding sleeve in place. Sleeves are secured on the drum by controlled expansion of the solid rubber drum spindle. The rubber provides a cushioned backing to assure a smooth, even finish especially when finishing items with curves or contours.
Rubber expansion sanding drums are driven by a direct connection to an electric motor; either stationary or hand-held. The rubber on the sanding drum is controlled by tightening or loosening a portion of the drum. In screw lock or nut lock designs, a slotted screw or hex nut controls the expansion. In quick lock designs, expansion is controlled without the use of tools by simply twisting the rubber spindle by hand. When a sanding drum must be directly mounted onto a shaft, specialty drums incorporate the use of internal bore threads or include set screws in the design so that the drum may be secured directly onto a threaded or smooth shaft. Direct shaft mounted drums are ideal for grinders, flexible shafts & bench mandrels.
It is important to keep in mind that the performances of sanding sleeves are dramatically influenced by temperature and humidity. In order to maximize the shelf life of Climax abrasive sanding sleeves humidity and temperature fluctuations need to be kept to a minimum. Storage should be between 60-80°F and should be used within six months of purchase.