Different Types Of Sanding Belts And Their Uses

1. What the sand belt is and how it is produced?

This may be very basic for those already in the market for a sanding belt, but sanding is coated abrasive products made of paper or cloth (sometimes film) backing with an abrasive grain attached. A belt takes the form of a large or small piece of material cut to a specific size and then joins the ends together to form a loop. As you might expect, a joint is a point at which the two ends meet and join.

In the sand belt, joints can be made in a variety of ways, each with advantages and disadvantages depending on the application, each of which affects the sanding process and results in a different way.

 

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2. What type of abrasive grain do I need for my abrasive belt?

Our company offers four different types of abrasive belts: Ceramic, Zirconia, Silicon Carbide, Open Coated Alumina and Closed Coated Alumina. The best abrasive grain for your needs will depend on your application.

1) Alumina sanding belt

Open coated alumina is ideal for softer woods. Open coatings allow more space between abrasive particles, thereby increasing airflow. This keeps the sanding surface cool and also helps prevent the belt from getting clogged with sanding debris.

2) Silicon carbide sanding belt

Silicon carbide is a special abrasive particle commonly used to complete heat-sensitive applications. Silicon carbide is commonly used to polish marble, garnet and glass.

3) Ceramics, Zirconia sanding belt

Ceramics, zirconia and closed coated alumina are all designed to work with hardwoods and metals. Closed – coated alumina has the shortest life, while ceramic has the longest life. In terms of price and longevity, zirconia is somewhere between ceramic and closed coated alumina. If you are using hardwood or metal, we would recommend ceramic as your best choice.

 

3. Common applications of sand belts

 

Belt and belt-type sanders can be used for many different applications in multiple industries. We cater to all manufacturers who require sandpaper belts, but we also list below some common industries and applications that use our belt sandpaper.

1) The knife maker and the knife maker

Sanding belts are commonly used to produce knives, axes, swords, and other bladed tools (for cutting, sharpening, profiling, polishing, etc.)

2) Auto body work

Our sanding belts are used in garages and auto shops all over the country. Our pneumatic filer belt is usually used for sanding welds, removing paint or powder coatings, etc. We offer aluminum oxide and zirconia pneumatic file belts.

3) Production of furniture

Our belt sander belt is used to shape parts of wooden furniture. Our open coated alumina sand belts are often used by our furniture manufacturers to shape and sand wood products.

4) Instrument making

We provide sandbands for a wide range of instrument manufacturers from guitar makers to piano makers. Those who make wooden instruments tend to prefer our open-coated alumina sand belts.

 

4. Conclusion

From the above introduction if you are still not sure how to choose the most appropriate belt. Our abrasive technicians can help you find the best abrasive for your needs. Read more: https://carabrasive.com/.