Abrasive Cord and Tape

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Cords and Tapes Clean Rusted Threads
 
These cords and tapes are tough enough to deburr and remove rust, paint, and sludge from pipe threads and other contoured surfaces.
Sand Machined Holes to a Smooth Finish
Ideal for deburring machined holes, slots, and grooves. The cords are flexible enough to reach these tight areas that are inaccessible to rigid files, Perfect for small machined parts and castings. Many sizes available to fit your specific tasks.
Cords Remove Carbon from Pistons
Baked on carbon is no match for these abrasive cords. Mitchell's abrasive cords come in the precise diameters required to reach deep into piston ring seats.
Better for Grooves than Sandpaper
Abrasive cords and tapes eliminate the bother of trying to fold and fit sandpaper into deep grooves. They are ideal for finishing new wood spindles or stripping old furniture.
Flat, Abrasive Tapes Won't Tear or Fray
Unlike cut sandpaper or emery cloth strips, Mitchell's abrasive tapes are impregnated completely on both the top and the bottom. Easily cut to length with heavy-duty shears, they will not tear or fray and are reasonably stiff for easy handling, yet flexible enough to finish slots, grooves and keyways.
Mitchell's flexible cords and tapes deburr, grind and polish hard-to-reach areas which are inaccessible to most standard tools. Ideal for narrow slots, grooves, small holes, and curved surfaces, the round cords and flat tapes can be used on metal, plastic, and wood.
Impregnated with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide for cutting or Crocus for ultra-fine polishing. (Crocus is an iron oxide abrasive which leaves a very fine finish on metals without scratching.) For use on hard and soft metals, ceramic, plastic and wood. Silicon carbide is used on non-iron containing metals. 

Can be used by hand in small sawframes, hand drills and power tools. Simply loop, insert into the chuck and tighten securely. Won’t tear or fray and can be cut to any length. Tapes have abrasive on both sides.

Approximately 50' supplied in a handy dispenser.
Abrasive Cord/Tape Style Dimensions Grit Item#
Aluminum Oxide Cord 48 0.092" diameter 150 102-0999
Cord 49 0.082" diameter 120 102-1000
Cord 50 0.070" diameter 180 102-1005
Cord 51 0.055" diameter 120 102-1010
Cord 53 0.040" diameter 180 102-1020
Cord 54 0.030" diameter 180 102-1025
Tape 56 0.93"W x 0.037" Thick 180 102-1095
Tape 57 0.125"W x 0.037" Thick 180 102-1100
Tape 56-C 0.93"W x 0.030" Thick Ultra-Fine 102-1115
Silicon Carbide Cord 53-S 0.040" diameter 180 102-1021
Cord 54-H 0.025" diameter 200 102-1030
Cord 55 0.018" diameter 200 102-1035
Cord 60 0.015" diameter 200 102-1040
Cord 66 0.012" diameter 280 102-1045
Crocus Cord 52-C 0.055" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1060
Cord 53-C 0.040" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1065
Cord 54-C 0.030" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1070
Cord 54-HC 0.025" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1075
Cord 55-C 0.018" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1080
Cord 60-C 0.015" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1085
Cord 66-C 0.012" diameter Ultra-Fine 102-1090
B&S
Gauge
Millimeter
(mm)
Inch
(decimal)
Inch
(fraction)
1 7.348 0.289
2 6.543 0.258
6.350 0.250 1/4
5.953 0.234 15/64
3 5.827 0.229
5.556 0.219 7/32
4 5.189 0.204
5.154 0.203 13/64
4.762 0.188 3/16
5 4.621 0.182
4.366 0.172 11/64
6 4.115 0.162
3.969 0.156 5/32
7 3.664 0.144
3.572 0.141 9/64
8 3.263 0.128
3.175 0.125 1/8
9 2.906 0.114
2.778 0.109 7/64
10 2.588 0.102
2.381 0.094 3/32
11 2.304 0.091
12 2.052 0.081
1.984 0.078 5/64
13 1.828 0.072
14 1.628 0.064
1.588 0.063 1/16
15 1.449 0.057
16 1.291 0.051
1.191 0.047 3/64
17 1.149 0.045
18 1.024 0.040
19 0.912 0.036
20 0.812 0.032
0.795 0.031 1/32
21 0.723 0.028
22 0.644 0.025
23 0.573 0.023
24 0.511 0.020
25 0.455 0.018
26 0.405 0.016
0.396 0.015 1/64
27 0.360 0.014
28 0.321 0.013
29 0.286 0.011
30 0.255 0.010
31 0.227 0.0089
32 0.202 0.0080
33 0.180 0.0071
34 0.160 0.0063
35 0.142 0.0056
36 0.127 0.0050
37 0.113 0.0045
38 0.101 0.0040
39 0.090 0.0035
40 0.080 0.0031
B&S
Gauge
Millimeter
(mm)
Inch
(decimal)
Inch
(fraction)
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