6" X 48" SANDING BELTS FOR WOOD OR METAL APPLICATIONS
High-quality Aluminum Oxide, Silicon Carbide, and Zirconia belts are ideal for edge sanding, bevel grinding, and surface grinding. These materials come in a wide range of grits to compliment all sanding needs from stock removal to fine finishing on materials such as wood, plastic, aluminum, stainless or steel.
GUIDE ON HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT ABRASIVE MATERIAL TO BUY FOR YOUR 6" x 48" BELT SANDER:
ALUMINUM OXIDE - Aluminum oxide is one of the most cost effective and versatile wide belt sanding material's there is. You can use it on virtually any surface including wood, aluminum, stainless steel, steel & composites. Our premium cloth backed aluminum oxide belts are made using a blend of polyester and cotton which means these belts can be ran in any wet or dry application. For people that are sanding wood, we recommend you choose Aluminum oxide 95% of the time as Zirconia can often be too aggressive for a woodworking application and can tear into the wood or leave burn marks. For Metalworkers that can't decide on what material to buy, we mostly recommend zirconia in the coarse grits such as 24, 36, 40, 60, 80 120. Aluminum oxide for metal workers is a better option if you are simply worried about spending the least amount of money possible.
ZIRCONIA - Zirconia sanding belts are a fantastic option for HEAVY stock removal and long life on either wood, aluminum or stainless steel. If you are looking for a coarser sanding belt grit that will do some heavy lifting and do it in a hurry, you would probably be best suited for zirconia which is available in 24 grit, 36 grit, 40 grit, 50 grit, 60 grit, 80 grit, 100 grit & 120 grit. While we don't have all of these grits on our website, you can reach out to us and we can custom make any belt size in that grit for you.
Ceramic - Ceramic belts will last 2-3X longer than even zirconia when grinding heavy metals such as steel or stainless steel. Ceramic does not benefit sanding wood or aluminum as it will tend to clogg up...however stainless steel and steel applications this is the way to go!
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