Wide Belt Sanders
Abrasive Belts for Wide Sanding Machines
Paper Wide Belts: Made with a heavy duty F weight paper and premium abrasive grits.
- KP947 and KP949 open coated aluminium oxide paper with anti-static coating for softwoods, hardwoods and aluminium sheet
- KP950 zirconia abrasive paper for steel and stainless steel graining
- SP706 silicon carbide wide belts for dry sanding glass and plastics
Cloth Wide Belts Options: For technical grinding on wide belt sanders.
- FX87 Cibo Ceramics for high performance grinding
- VT surface conditioning belts
- 3M 337DC and 237AA Trizact belts for consistent satin, superfine and pre-polish finishing
Wide Belt Sanders FAQs
Can you supply wide belts for metal working?
Yes. We supply both cloth and paper wide belts for metal working applications. The most commonly sold product is the KP950. KP950 is a heavy paper backed product with a durable zirconia abrasive and is often used for graining stainless steel sheet and strip.
The hard wearing backing of these KP950 belts, make them strong and reliable which in turn ensures a good life from the abrasive belt and means they can also be used on mild and stainless steel, non- ferrous and aluminium.
Should I buy cloth or paper belts for wide belt sanding?
For most applications the answer is almost always paper. Unless you are constantly working on hard edges which can rip a belt or if there is a risk of spikes, such as metal edges or nails, which can tear the belt then paper belts are normally more cost effective.
The exception to this rule is if you are calibration sanding wood which is normally done with a P36 zirconia belt or if you are wanting to remove significant stock removal in a metal grinding process, normally P60 and coarser.
Which belt should I buy for satin finishing stainless steel sheet?
The most popular belt for putting a 240 grit finish on stainless steel is our KP950 80 grit (yes we know it is not a 240 grit) zirconia paper wide belt.
To replicate a steel strip mill finish on a wide belt sander it is often necessary to use a much coarser grit.
n.b. 240 grit finish stainless steel is one of the most common confusions in stainless steel finishing. For most people it simply means 'a nice satin finish'.
I can't see my belt size in the list?
There are many, many different machine sizes. Some manufacturers have begun to standardise but there are still a vast range of sizes.
We can make any belt size you require so if you can't see it please contact us. "Made to order" belts can be normally be supplied within 7-10 days and if you have a regular requirement we can are able to stock it for you ready for next time.