Cut off wheels are one of the wonders of the world, or at least of the shop. Whether it’s cutting on a body panel or cutting the head off a fastener, cut off wheels prove their value many times over. The new Lenox MetalMax abrasive wheels are made to perform better and last longer. If this holds true, then you may want to purchase MetalMax wheels for your die grinder, angle grinder, and chop saw.
Lenox began in 1915 with a 10 employee team and a passion for bringing customers hacksaw blades that cut faster and lasted longer. Now, more than 90 years later, the passion hasn’t changed—but their team has grown to more than 900 people who manufacture and market the LENOX products in more than 70 countries. The ISO 9001-certified facility in East Longmeadow, MA, boasts a 500,000 square ft., 11 acre space for designing, testing and manufacturing power tool accessories, hand tools & band saw blades.
In 2003, LENOX became part of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with sales of approximately $6 billion and a strong portfolio of brands, including Sharpie®, Paper Mate®, DYMO®, EXPO®, Waterman®, Parker®, Rolodex®, IRWIN®, LENOX®, Rubbermaid®, Graco®, Calphalon® and Goody®. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has approximately 23,500 employees worldwide.
Lenox MetalMax Cut Off Wheels Features
MetalMax is recommended for many types of material including sheet metal, rebar, cast iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metals. Having one cut off wheel to do all these jobs is a real time saver. One of the differences in these Lenox MetalMax abrasive wheels is the advanced diamond technology. This provides tremendous durability, so you have less downtime and more productivity. These together create a lower cost per cut compared to the typical thin bonded abrasive cut off wheel.
In addition to better performance, the new Lenox MetalMax cut off wheels create less dust residue, and even the odor is reduced. The wheel doesn’t break down or wear down like typical abrasives, so the sparks are created from material being removed, not wheels breaking down. Also, because the Lenox MetalMax abrasive wheels are made with diamonds, the wheel doesn’t get smaller. The user gets the same cut throughout the life of the wheel, the depth doesn’t change. This enables the user to have better control, so the cuts are more precise.
Lenox MetalMax Abrasive Wheels Specifications
It’s great to see new technology derive in accessories like the Lenox MetalMax cut off wheels. This means you don’t have to spend big money replacing tools. Lenox designed the MetalMax abrasive wheels to be used in the same power tools, while using the same RPMs. In addition, users can use the Lenox wheels just as they would a typical bonded abrasive wheel.
With over 1,000 more cuts delivered from the MetalMax wheels, this majorly decreases the need for wheel changes. This is 30 times longer than the typical bonded abrasive wheel. We really like the way these Lenox MetalMax wheels look, on paper. We are eager to get them on some tools here at the shop and do some cutting. We have a few on the way, and we’ll be sure to share our test results with you, soon.
You can purchase the Lenox MetalMax cut off wheels here.