Norton® Bear-Tex Hand Pads (20-Pc. Box)

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  20 pads per box.
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Loose non-woven fiber with abrasive grain mixed throughout. For cleaning, scuffing, deburring or finishing surfaces by hand. Can be easily cut to desired size. Measure approximately 9"L x 6"W x 3/8" thick. Made in Mexico.

Available in 2 color-coded grits:
  • Maroon (Very Fine): General purpose aluminum oxide, for light deburring and scratch finishing.
  • Gray (Ultra-Fine): Silicon carbide, for light cosmetic cleaning and finishing.
Sold in boxes of 20. Also sold individually on this page.
Bear-Tex consists of a non-woven web of nylon fibers impregnated throughout with abrasive grain and bonded with synthetic resins. This design produces a cushioned, three dimensional material that is extremely pliable and long lasting. The uniform dispersion of abrasive throughout the web provides a continuous supply of new grain as the old grain and fibers wear away during use.

Bear-Tex products, with their open mesh construction, are waterproof, washable, resilient, conformable, non-loading, nonconductive, non-metallic and non-rusting. Bear-Tex wheels are easily pre-formed to conform to special-shaped work pieces.

Since Bear-Tex products are designed for use where stock removal is not required, they begin where other abrasives leave off. The relatively non-aggressive nature of nylon and grit inherent in the Bear-Tex material makes it ideal as a finishing tool. While 60 to 80 grit are considered intermediate sizes in other products, they are considered coarse for Bear-Tex items.

Used wet or dry, Bear-Tex offers the following advantages: controlled cut (with little or no stock removal) allows for increased productivity, consistent, uniform finish, ability to automate operations, minimized smearing and reduced operator training. These advantages make Bear-Tex products an excellent alternative to bristle brushes, set-up wheels, greaseless compounds and steel wool.
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