Hardwood lapping sticks are made from laminated hardwood. The layers are compressed together in a crossways direction to their grain for strength and high structural stability. Hardwood sticks maintain their shape well.
What are they used for?
Hardwood lapping sticks are used for preliminary polishing where high cut and stock removal is required. They are used for final polishing on mould tools and dies. They are used as a carrier for diamond compound to create a high mirror finish on most metals but mostly steel.
Hardwood lapping sticks can be used either by hand or with a reciprocatory tool such as a Diprofil which can significantly speed up the process.
Many of our customers use lapping fluid to lubricate the process and to help bring on a better shine on steel.
Hardwood lapping sticks are a low cost but high quality option.
Hardwood is slightly faster cutting, softwood is generally used with finer diamond compound for finishing.
This is a one off item available in a bag of approx 40 sticks of varying widths but all approx 150mm long.