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Zip Wheel - Blog


October 2nd, 2017


The redesigned Zip Wheel™ by Walter is more rigid and more powerful than ever, boasting the lowest cost-per-cut in its category. The disc has been re-engineered from the ground up to provide more cuts per wheel, extra durability and added safety.

Since the original launch of the product back in 1986, the Zip Wheel™ has been setting the standard for thin cut-off wheels in the metalworking industry. “At that time, we set out to design a wheel that delivered the right balance between price, performance and safe design,” says Marc Brunet-Gagné, Product Manager, Bonded Abrasives at Walter Surface Technologies.

Now 30 years later, building on that same foundation, the new and improved Zip Wheel™ has been re-engineered, taking its performance to an even higher level and moving well beyond all other cut-off wheels in the industry. “The new Zip Wheel™ is made with Walter’s proprietary grain blend, so the disc cuts faster than ever through steel and stainless steel, which helps reduce project times and increase productivity at job sites,” elaborates Brunet-Gagné.

The Zip Wheel’s patented rib design on each side of the disc allows for cooler cuts, while its rigidity assures straighter, more precise cutting, making it the top performing thin cut off wheel in its class!

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Walter Surface Technologies - October 2017