A buffing wheel rake is used to clean up the edge of an Airway Buffing Wheel while it’s running on a pedestal machine or a right angle machine.The buffing wheel should be spinning at it’s normal speed and the rake should be held securely when presented to buffs on any stationary bench grinder or portable tool. Always exercise caution when raking. We recommend using your feet to hold the rake to the ground and taking the machine and buff to the rake, to remove compound and soften the edges
When too much Metal Polishing Compound is applied to the buffing wheel, it can harden and burn onto the edge of the buff. This reduces the efficiency of the buffing wheel and the finish it can leave, the rake is used to remove this compound build up. If you notice a significant increase in the residual aluminum particle built up on the surface while buffing, rake the buff and re-apply a small amount of compound.