Abrasive Sanding Belt

Use of Abrasive Sanding Belts

These are used for finishing purpose of materials. Abrasive Sanding belts are normally used on wood and different materials to give them a fine finishing touch. These abrasive sanding belts can either be machines that placed on the ground or portable machines which can be carried around in your hand. Normally these sanding belts are mounted on a thing called the work bench.  These are normally used for heavy action on wood and are used in the start of the process to smooth out the wood for further use.

The deployed sanders can be used for metals which are non-ferrous such aluminum. These sanders can continue to grind and not stop for a while. Sandpaper is normally used and this constitutes to the sanders abilities.



Types of Abrasive Sanding Belts and uses

The following are a few types of Abrasive sanding belts.

  • Belts for portable belt wood sanding. Used for removal of wood, paint, plastic and metal.
  • Portable belts for stone sanding, mirror and glass sanding. Used for glass polishing and polishing mirror edges.
  • Belts used for bench-top wood sanding and stationary wood sanding. These are perfect for materials such as plastic, wood and similar material.
  • Sanding belts for wood stroke sanding. These are used on wood to give them a sun gold effect.
  • Woodworking with edge stationary sanding. These are perfect for materials such as plastic, wood and similar material. Great for softwood, plastic and hardwood.
  • Belts used for bench-top metal sanding and stationary metal sanding. Excellent for hardwood and metals.
  • Sanding belts used for Drum Sanders. Used best on various components and wooden parts.
  • Air files sanding for abrasive Zircon. This one is used for various applications including, Weld Blending, Preparation of surface, aluminum, Removal of weld, heavy metal grinding work and Removal of stock.
  • Surface Conditioning Sanding Belts. These are used for operations like finishing, debarring, and polishing.
  • Wide belts sanding belts. These are sub divided into, paper, washable wide belts and general purpose wide belts. These are generally used for sanding of frames, doors, windows and some other parts of wood.

Abrasive Sanding Belt Sizes

Abrasive sanding belts come in all sorts of sizes. Here are few listed below. Each has its own use.

Small sized sanding belts

  • 1/4" x 24"
  • 3/8" x 13"
  • 1/2" x 12"
  • 1" x 21"

These listed above were smaller ones. The ones listed above are mostly of aluminum oxide material and are used for finishing applications and industrial sanding belts.

Medium sized sanding belts

  • 4" x 24"
  • 3" x 24"
  • 3-1/2" x 15-1/2"
  • 4" x 168"

Big Sized Sanding Belts

Sizes can go as big as

  • 37" x 60"
  • 52" x 75"
  • 37" x 72"
  • 37" x 75"

Did You Know About Sanding Belts?

Did you know that Belt sanders were used as tools drag racing? These sanders are fitted with wooden channels which are placed in parallel to each other, than they fitted in extension cords. These Sanding belts could go fast, well fast as in fast for a tool. It’s amazing that sanding belts were used in racing!!

Pricing of Abrasive Sanding Belts

These belts price range from as low as $.02 to as high as $8 to $12 for high performance and high quality belts. This also depends on the size of the belts and the purpose they are being used for.

To wrap it up, this is all the information you need to get started on choosing and buying your first abrasive sanding belt and making knowledgeable decision as well.



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