Our Abrasive Belts Products
A coated abrasive is a product that consists of a thin layer of abrasive grain built onto a cloth or paper backing. Coated abrasives come in a variety of forms such as belts, sheets, discs, rolls and are used in applications such as surface finishing, sanding and grinding, deburring wood and metals.
Manufactured using a web of nylon fibers that are bonded together (not woven) with synthetic resins. The fibers are impregnated with abrasive grain creating a cushioned, three-dimensional material that is pliable, has conformability and is long-lasting. Non-Woven abrasives are ideal for deburring, cleaning the desired finish to a variety of materials. They are waterproof, washable and resilient.
Non-Woven Abrasive Belts
Also known as surface conditioning belts, come in coarse, medium, very fine and ultra-fine grit. They are often used in applications where a satin finish is desired.
The 2” X 48” non-woven sanding belt is the most common belt sizes in knife making for the profiling, bevel edge sanding and sharpening.
Aluminum Oxide Abrasive Belts
Aluminum Oxide is the most common abrasive and versatile sanding belt. It is used pretty much on any surface including wood, aluminum, stainless steel, steel & composites. When sanding occurs, particles break off and creates and forms sharp new points that are constantly being exposed. This helps the aluminum oxide sandpaper to last longer and most cost-effective.
Zirconia sanding belts are a great option for heavy stock removal and long life. Can be used on metals like aluminum or stainless and is commonly used for woodworking where you want a durable, long lasting belt to quickly remove stock from the surface.
The ceramic particles are very hard but not very sharp. Ceramic belts work for fast removal of material particularly in woodworking and are used for belt and drum sanders. The grain structure of a ceramic belt provides a continuous renewal of the most consistent and uniform cutting edges. The nature of the ceramic grain allows for faster cutting and cooler stock removal. Ceramic belts are ideal for surface grinding, edge sanding, removing welds and metal fabrication on stainless steel, steel and other ferrous metals. Ceramic belts some in a variety of sizes and backing material.
Silicon Carbide Belts
Sandpaper with silicon carbide abrasive is very hard, actually harder than either aluminum oxide or garnet. It is a great choice for sanding metal, for removing paint, for use on plastic or fiberglass. It is not recommended for wood.
Belt Cleaning Sticks
Abrasive cleaning sticks are made to clean the abrasive surface of sanding discs or belts. Apply the cleaning stick to the surface of the belt, while running to remove dust and debris. Using a cleaning stick, you can prolong the life of a belt up to 10 times.
Metal polishing & buffing compound bars are generally used with buffing wheels to increase the effectiveness of the wheel while being used during the cutting, buffing and polishing process. Some are of a coarser consistency and are used to remove scratches, while others are finer used to shine and show finish. They should be applied to airway buffing wheels by coating the edges of the airway buff.