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“When I first e-mailed you I got a reply the next day advising me with what to purchase. You also went out of your way to get the grinder I required. You also went out of your way to have a normal conversation by e-mail. It looks like to me that you Paul care about small companies like me even though I live in NEW ZEALAND and also larger ones. Paul you are a credit to your company and may you go on to build it larger as you deserve it.”
Denis Roberts (Manager) New Zealand

“For over fifteen years we have come to rely on PWM and the products they supply. We can depend on them 24/7 to deliver quality, reliable equipment when required. The after sales service and technical support they provide is second to none”.
Active Floor Prep

"PWM go that extra mile to ensure that we receive the best quality equipment and consumables available. They are highly responsive to customer needs and can be relied upon to provide first class support and service."
Chris Macleod, Grimsby Resin Floors

"I feel I must tell you that I am over the moon with
the TV50 and C-tec cutting cowl. I used it for the first time today, and was amazed how well it
worked. It's worth its weight in gold. Thanks very much."
Regards Phil Hone.

Hi Paul,
Thank you for the lead.
Spoke to Rob, very happy with the two TV50’s which he purchased from you 10 years ago. We have now supplied him a new motor & head for one of the units the other is still going strong.
Best regards, Jerry”

"Over the past few years, Paul and his team have earned their place as one of our most valued and trusted suppliers. They offer a range of high quality, innovative products, backed with a level of service and knowledge that is hard to come by these days. Whether it's a large vacuum unit or a 'hard to come by' low cost fitting, PWM go the extra mile to achieve customer satisfaction."
Phil Hirons - Evagrip

“I just want to thank you for all your help when we were in England last week, we would have been in great difficulties, only for your help it was very much appreciated.” Ian & Billy Macauley

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FAQ - Floor Preperation

FAQ - Floor Preperation

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Dustless preparation of a floor to accept stains and overlays depends upon what coatings are on the old floor. It may be a multi-step process requiring 2-3 different abrasives.

The three wheels that are used in prepping floors are the silica carbide wheel, the double row diamond cup wheel and the turbo diamond cup wheel. These are all available in both 4-5” and 7” diameters.

(L to R) Double row wheel, silica carbide wheel and turbo wheel

 If a floor has old paint, epoxy or other soft material on it, the silica carbide wheel (top of photo) is the most efficient way to remove the coatings. It is a 16 grit wheel designed to remove a lot of material very quickly. If the operator were to use a diamond cup wheel for this job it would go very slowly and the wheel would load up, requiring constant dressing.

Do not lean on the wheel. It should be swept lightly over the surface so that only the coating is removed. This also lengthens the life of the silica carbide wheel.  Leave the profiling of the concrete to the diamond cup wheels.

If a silica carbide wheel is used with the large Dust Muzzle Ultra (DMU8), the operator will need to purchase an arbor extender so the wheel will extend to the bottom of the Dust Muzzle skirt.

A silica carbide wheel with an arbor extender

The job of profiling the concrete can be done with either a double row wheel or a turbo wheel depending upon what type of finish is acceptable.

Double Row Wheels

The double row wheel is typically more aggressive and can remove the material faster than a turbo wheel, but it can cause swirl marks. If a thick overlay is being used, some light swirl marks can probably be tolerated.

Turbo Wheels

These are good all-purpose wheels. They typically are less aggressive than a double row wheel but held level to the work  tend to leave no marks. When a very smooth finish is needed, this is the best wheel to use.

Dust Collection

Dust Muzzles are available for both the 4-5” and the 7” diamond wheels and silica carbide wheels. The arbor extender is only needed when using the 7” silica carbide wheel with the large Dust Muzzle Ultra (DMU8). It is not needed with the 4-5” Dust Muzzle Ultra (DMU5)

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Next Day Delivery! We try to keep stock of all items on our website for local collection, if your order is in stock we will try to dispatch it on the same day using a "next day" delivery service! Normally an order received before 4pm will be shipped the same day.

If you 100% need your order next day or would like a before 12 or before 10 service please call us on 01405 862688 to discuss details and costings

Orders placed for delivery outside mainland UK (Ireland) normally take 3-4 days. International deliveries are by agreement.

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