Bur Shapes and Sizes

Bud Shape

Bud burs are used by dentists, dental lab workers, jewelers, and hobbyists. These burs have a flower bud shape. There are also burs that have a slender bud shape. Bud burs are available in a wide range of diameters. The blades on the head may be positioned closer or further apart, depending on whether they are intended for burnishing, finishing, or cutting applications. These burs are made from various materials, including steel, carbide, and high-speed steel, as well as diamonds and sintered diamonds. Bud shaped abrasive burs are available in materials such as silicon carbide or high-grade corundum. Silicone polishers are also produced in bud shapes.

The selection of the bur is based on the task to be accomplished and what material is being worked with, whether it is natural enamel, acrylic, or metals such as gold and silver. A bud bur is particularly useful in jewelry applications when drilling or changing the size or location of holes, as well as for a variety of stone setting tasks. Bud burs are also useful for dentists, hobbyists, and woodcarvers.

Bud shape carbide cutters are available as regular cut, double cut, fine cut, double fine cut, or double extra fine cut burs. Cutting characteristics are also affected by the flute angle.

Following are links to different types of bud shaped burs:

Bud Shaped Busch Abrasives
Bud Shaped Busch Steel Burs
Bud Shaped Busch Carbide Burs
Bud Shaped Horico Diamonds Rotary Instruments
Bud Shaped Horico Carbide Blackhawk Burs
Bud Shaped Horico Sintered Diamonds
Bud Shaped Edenta Silicone Polishers