Can we supply Zirconium Oxide Power File Belts?
We often get asked for blue / zirconia abrasive belts for powerfile machines. Ten years ago they were the best option. However Cibo technology has moved on. The Cibo Ceramic abrasive file belts have revolutionised file belt dressing. For a very similar price to the zirconium oxide file belts you can buy a ceramic belt which will cut quicker, cut cooler (with the grinding aids in the belts) and last 2 or 3 times as long.
For high aggression grinding we recommend the FX87 abrasives. They have a heavy duty / stiff backing which is ideal for weld dressing. In the finer grits the FF87 ceramic aluminium oxide belts are the best option. The FF87 is available from 60 grit but for most file belt applications we recommend it in 120 grit and finer.
So. Yes we can. Buy why would we?
We stock a an extensive range of abrasive belts for powerfile machines. Below is a summary of which belts we recommend for each machine
Recommended belts for the Makita and Suhner 9 x 533mm power file machines.
The Makita and and Suhner supply a machine with a single fixed file arm which takes abrasive belts 9 x 533mm. These powerfiles are great general workhorse tools for metal fabrication but offer limitations when working on stainless steel fabrication, particularly when dressing fillet welds.
The most popular belts for this machine are our FX87 Cibo Ceramic file belts in 60 and 80 grit. The 60 and 80 grit belts have the ability to remove welds in a control fashion and prepare the surface for satin finishing if required.
From an 80 grit belt it is very easy to use the powerfile to put on a satin finish with the coarse or medium ‘scotchbrite’ type conditioning belts. If you need to blend to a Q-rail type finish then we recommend the very fine conditioning belt on the Makita powerfile.
Which Sanding Belt is Best for the Dynafile 11 Powerfile Machine?
Follow the link here to our Dynafile 11 abrasive belt page. This page includes specific application guidance on grinding, polishing, sanding and finishing with the Dynafile 11 machine. There are over 30 recommendations for different abrasive applications with the 13 x 457mm and 6 x 457mm Dynafile belts including:
- Mirror polish stainless steel fillet welds with the Dynafile 11
- Satin polish stainless handrails with the Dynafile 11
- Cleaning up aluminium mig welds with the Dynafile 11
Which Abrasive Belt will fit my Power File Machine?
Below is a table detailing all the common powerfile machine abrasive belt sizes which we regularly supply. Just use the filters on the left hand side of the page to view all the belts that will fit your powerfile.
|Machine Type||Belt Length||Belt Width|
|Dynafile I||610mm||3, 6, 13mm|
|Dynafile II||457mm||3, 6, 13, 19 / 20mm|
|Beltit SH & BF||457 or 533mm||3, 6, 13, 20mm|
|Beltit ML||457 or 533mm||3, 6, 13, 20, 25mm|
|Black & Decker||451 or 457mm||13mm|