Recommended for: our 12″ x 5″ center-less buffing wheels. To use center-less buffing wheels with a 3″ center, you will need the standard Self-Centering Aluminum Safety Flange. To mount two center-less buffing wheels with a 3″ center at the same time, you will need our Double Mount Self-Centering Safety Flange.
Typical Application: For mounting and securing a single 5” metal center wheel to portable grinders and polishers without the need for a shaft nut or a center reducer plate.
These safety flanges were designed as a quick change system when mounting metal center buffing wheels to portable power and air tools with a 5/8”-11 threaded arbor. They are self-centering meaning the inside 5” center section of the either plate is raised to fit inside the clinch ring. This allows for tool-less installation, quicker mounts and dismounts, smooth and secure operation, and eliminates the need for a center reducer plate.