Bur Shapes and Sizes

Wheel Shape

Wheel burs are used by dentists, dental lab workers, jewelers, and hobbyists. These burs have a square edge, similar to cylinder burs, but have a lower profile. Also included in a wheel shape are knife edge burs, knife edge cutters, rounded edge or donut wheel burs, and riveting wheels. Wheel burs may be single or crosscut with teeth both on the top and the side, and they are available in a wide range of diameters. These burs are made from various materials, including steel, carbide, and high-speed steel, as well as diamonds and sintered diamonds. Wheel shaped abrasives are available in materials such as silicon carbide and high-grade corundum. Silicone polishers are also produced in wheel 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. Wheel burs are generally used for removing materials and are also useful for undercutting detailed areas when woodcarving.

Wheel shape carbide cutters are available as regular cut, double cut, fine cut, double fine cut, or double extra fine cut burs. Riveting wheels are also used for acrylic applications.

Following are links to different types of wheel shaped burs:

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