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  • Designed for use with a 3M™ Disc Pad Hub
  • Various flexibilities support grinding applications ranging from lightweight to heavy-duty
  • Plate accommodates a fiber disc of equal diameter
  • Plate color indicates disc density for easy identification in the workroom

3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate backs a same size fiber disc (sold separately) to provide firm support and the force required for grinding applications. It is used in conjunction with a disc pad hub (sold separately), which attaches to the power tool, and held into place along with the appropriate disc using either a retainer nut (sold separately).

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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 14270, 4-1/2 in, Hard Black, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81734, 5 in Medium Gray, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81732, Extra Hard, Red, 5 in, 10 ea/Case
3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 14270, 4-1/2 in Hard Black, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $24.44
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81734, 5 in Medium Gray, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $30.06
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81732, Extra Hard, Red, 5 in, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $30.06
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81733, 5 in Hard Black, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 80515, 7 in Hard Black, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 80516, 7 in Medium Gray, 10 ea/Case
3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81733, 5 in Hard Black, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $30.06
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 80515, 7 in Hard Black, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $41.33
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 80516, 7 in Medium Gray, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $41.33
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 80514, 7 in Extra Hard Red, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 28656, 4 in, Extra Hard Red, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 28443, 4-1/2 in Extra Hard Red, 10ea/Case
3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 80514, 7 in Extra Hard Red, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $41.33
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 28656, 4 in Extra Hard Red, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $234.00
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 28443, 4-1/2 in Extra Hard Red, 10 percase
Full Retail Price $244.44
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 13325, 4-1/2 in, Medium Gray, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81732L, Extra Hard, 5 in, Red, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 45208, 5 in Soft White, 10 ea/Case
3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 13325, 4-1/2 in Medium Gray, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $244.56
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81732L, Extra Hard, 5 in, Red, 10 percase
Full Retail Price $280.56
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 45208, 5 in Soft White, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $300.48
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 45194, 7 in Soft White, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Hook and Loop Disc Face Plate, 20439, 7 in Extra Hard, 10 ea/Case 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81728, 9 in Extra Hard Red, 10 ea/Case
3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate 45194, 7 in Soft White, 10 per case
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3M™ Hook and Loop Disc Face Plate, 20439, 7 in Extra Hard, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $520.08
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81728, 9 in Extra Hard Red, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $736.32
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3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81729, 9 in Hard Black, 10 ea/Case
3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate Ribbed 81729, 9 in Hard Black, 10 per case
Full Retail Price $736.32
Online Only Price $467.56
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This assembly allows the 3M™ Disc Pad Face Plate to be easily changed without removing the disc pad hub, allowing the operator to use a single tool for multiple applications from heavy grinding to finishing a workpiece.

Some face plates have ribbing on the bottom face. Ribbed face plates provide additional force when needed for optimal fracturing of the abrasive mineral. By reducing the area of contact, or pressure per square inch (PSI), ribbed face plates increase the grinding pressure of the abrasive with the same amount of operator effort, and extend disc life when dulling is a problem.

Choose a plate with the level of firmness needed for the application—a lighter density face plate for lighter weight grinding applications, and a harder density face plate for more heavyweight grinding applications. Using the correct face plate for the application ensures that the abrasive mineral will fracture as it should, maximizing the life of the abrasive. The plate comes in one of four different colors that indicate the density so the correct plate can be easily identified in the workroom: red = extra hard (for heavy grinding with the coarsest grades), black = hard (for heavy metal removal, large welds, etc.), gray = medium (for general purpose grinding and finishing), and white = soft (for finishing operations on flat or contoured surfaces).