Search Help & Examples

This lists examples of ways to search for specific words or phrases.  To find items by typing in a single word, simply type in a word that is the most specific representative of what you are looking for.  The search engine will return all words that contain your search word.  This is the most inclusive search.  For example, if you type in disc, it will return both disc and discover.  If you type in grind, it will return both grind and grinding

To narrow your search, you may use quotes for single words or phrases.  Typing in "grind" will only return grind.  To use a phrase, simply enclose the phrase in quotes ("?").  For example, to find 7x1/2x1-1/4, type in  "7x1/2x1-1/4" .  To find multiple words, simply list each word making sure you sure you insert a blank space after each word.  Like "pink grinding wheel".  This will only return an exact match.  If you were looking for grinding wheel you would want to type in "grinding wheel" as this would return a better list than grinding wheel which would include grinding and wheel.  When using phrases, the order of the words is important as "diamond dressing" would not return the same results as "dressing diamond".  If you were to leave off the quotes, they would return the same results.  Wheel sizes are tricky - You may have to do several searches to find what you need (see examples below).

Our Suggestions For Finding A Particular Size:

For example, if you are looking for a 7x1/2x1-1/4 or a size close to this, we suggest you try any of the following:

Broadest Possible Search: Enter the number 7 by itself in the search box

Next Broadest Search: Enter 7x1/2* or  "7 x 1/2*" (Note the placement of the asterisk wild card and the spaces between the numbers)

Narrowest Search:  Enter  7x1/2x1-1/4 and then "7 x 1/2 x 1-1/4" (Note the spaces and the quotes). 


finds 7x1/2x1-1/4 (Will not find not 7 x 1/2 x 1-1/4)

7 x 1/2 x 1-1/4
finds 7 and x and 1/2 and 1-1/4
"7 x 1/2 x 1-1/4"
finds 7 x 1/2 x 1-1/4 (Will not find not 7x1/2x1-1/4)
finds grind and grinding and grindstone and grinder

finds grinding but not grind

grinding wheel
finds grinding and wheel

"grinding wheel"
finds grinding wheel

"pink grinding wheel"
finds pink grinding wheel but not pink or grinding or wheel

"dressing diamond wheels"
finds dressing diamond wheels but not dressing or diamond or wheels or diamond dressing wheels