|Review by dustynewt||posted 05-10-2010 09:16 AM||3535 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I don’t remember where I first saw these advertised, but I filed it in the back of my mind to try later. Well, I was getting some basic shop supplies from Klingspor and happened to remember them. This is the link to where I found them.
I do a lot of small carvings, making keychains and pendants (see examples), and the small pieces can be fumblesome for my fat fingers to hand sand. These do not eliminate this, but go a long way to ease things, timewise. They reach in between my cuts and can even be used for inside cuts on fretwork with a hole larger than say .5 inches. They flex the way I need them to and with my variable speed saw are easy to control so that I don’t sand more than I need to (or want to). The actual sanding area depends on the stroke of your saw, but you can turn them upside down to get fresh grit
They cost about $2 each and are available in 80, 120, 180, and 220 grits. If you meet their minimum order with other stuff, which I think is $45, shipping is free. They are .25 inches wide and fit standard scroll saws that use pin-ends.
I am going to try bonding a 320 grit to the back of one so that I will have dual usage of the same belt
I would give them a 5 star rating but have not yet determined their lifespan. But I do like them.
Peace in Wood,
Scott (a.k.a. DustyNewt)
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