For nearly 20 years, Perma-Grit Tools have been manufacturing and
developing a range of professional abrasive tools. Traditional
tools are not efficient at sanding or shaping composite materials,
having a tendency to either chip or melt them.
Perma-Grit tools are made by brazing Tungsten Carbide Grit
to steel in a furnace. This produces a permanent bond of the
grit to the surface. This abrasive will cut the softest materials,
to some of the hardest, giving far better results.
Conventional files are made from hardened steel and have a serrated cutting
surface. Once this edge is worn, the file will not cut effectively and will
Perma-Grit tools however, are made from a much harder material, and have thousands
of individual cutting edges, enabling them to cut in any direction and last
longer. The grit spacing is much wider than conventional sandpapers, which
keeps the cutting surface cleaner and prevents them from loading.
Back in the early 90’s, Perma-Grit tools attended the
Experimental Aircraft Association ( EAA ) shows in Oshkosh,
and Lakeland USA. The tools were demonstrated and sold to many
different composite aircraft manufacturers and builders from
around the world. For many years, Perma-Grit tools have been
used and recommended by EAA at their workshop building courses.
More recently, Perma-Grit has expanded into the race-car market,
and our products are used by the leading Formula 1 teams and
composite fabricators throughout Europe.
In December 2006, the company attended the “Performance Race Industry” show
in Orlando, USA.
Both car and component fabricators were impressed by the cutting and sanding
abilities of the tools.
Perma-Grit Tools will continue to develop solutions to cutting,
sanding and shaping a wide range of materials and provide value
and satisfaction to our customers around the globe.
Ian Richardson. MD. Perma-Grit Tools
Richardson, with his competition-winning F-100, built with