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Forum topic by CiscoKid posted 11-16-2015 07:01 PM 573 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CiscoKid

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11-16-2015 07:01 PM

Where are you guys buying your belts for these things? I checked Woodcraft and they want $50 for four belts. I like to make end grain cutting boards and can go through a belt a day.

-- Al, Culpeper VA


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 07:25 PM

Try Klingspor’s. I buy the big rolls and cut them my self (use an old belt as a template).
I believe it works out to $4-5/belt, even better when you get the free shipping or other discount.

http://www.woodworkingshop.com

More specifically
http://www.woodworkingshop.com/abrasive-rolls/

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 08:43 PM

I order mine off of Amazon Prime.

I use Performax Ready-To-Cut Abrasive Sandpaper Rolls.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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CiscoKid

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#3 posted 11-16-2015 08:47 PM



Try Klingspor s. I buy the big rolls and cut them my self (use an old belt as a template).
I believe it works out to $4-5/belt, even better when you get the free shipping or other discount.

http://www.woodworkingshop.com

More specifically
http://www.woodworkingshop.com/abrasive-rolls/

- splintergroup

Thanks, Splintergroup! Four to five bucks a belt sounds fine. I don’t mind cutting them myself.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 11-16-2015 08:47 PM

I should add that if your belts are nearly plugged up (not worn out), you can clean them by giving them a soak in some ammonia/water (a few hours). Do a search for other methods, I know I have tripled the life of belts I swore were shot.

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CiscoKid

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#5 posted 11-16-2015 08:51 PM


I order mine off of Amazon Prime.

I use Performax Ready-To-Cut Abrasive Sandpaper Rolls.

- McLeanVA

Nice to see you again, McLean! I’ve been gone for a while. The pre-cut jobs are nice, but I’m looking to save some money. I worked in McLean for 27 years and know the neighborhood. My only question is whether you move the Rolls when you’re sanding or does the chauffeur do it? ROFL. ; )

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#6 posted 11-16-2015 08:55 PM



I should add that if your belts are nearly plugged up (not worn out), you can clean them by giving them a soak in some ammonia/water (a few hours). Do a search for other methods, I know I have tripled the life of belts I swore were shot.

- splintergroup

I’ll tell you, Splintergroup, these end grain boards are murder on sandpaper. Specially if you like to throw some exotic (heavy) woods in there too. Going to be at Vienna Hardwoods around lunch tomorrow looking for some more purpleheart, some bocote, maybe some ziricote, bloodwood, and ebony (if they have it).

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#7 posted 11-16-2015 08:59 PM

Hey Al.. I order mine from Industrial Abrasives. I have had great success with all their products. As a matter of fact, I did a review on their sanding rolls here on LJ and the best part is you can customize your roll length to fit your needs. Just pick up the phone and give them a call. Its worth the free price of admission to check them out.

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 11-16-2015 09:04 PM

Heh! It’s end grain cutting boards that started me on my quest for cheaper 16/32 food.

I find a 36 grit indispensable for the ‘first pass’ that gets the board flat. 80-120-180 after that.

Sanding these boards is like watching a tennis match as they pass through for the 20th time.

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CiscoKid

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#9 posted 11-16-2015 09:16 PM



Hey Al.. I order mine from Industrial Abrasives. I have had great success with all their products. As a matter of fact, I did a review on their sanding rolls here on LJ and the best part is you can customize your roll length to fit your needs. Just pick up the phone and give them a call. Its worth the free price of admission to check them out.

Scott

- ScottKaye

Thanks, Scott. I will check them out.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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CiscoKid

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 09:19 PM



Heh! It s end grain cutting boards that started me on my quest for cheaper 16/32 food.

I find a 36 grit indispensable for the first pass that gets the board flat. 80-120-180 after that.

Sanding these boards is like watching a tennis match as they pass through for the 20th time.

- splintergroup

I used to be the same way. Then I went to better clamps and a better clamping system and now I’m pleased to report that my boards are so flat coming out of the final clamping, two passes with 120 and each side is done! And, yes, I’m pretty darn happy about it. Talk about a time saver.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#11 posted 11-16-2015 09:46 PM

Industrial Abrasives has been a good source for me also

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#12 posted 11-16-2015 09:47 PM

Another vote for Industrial Abrasives, I’ve been buying from them for almost 20 years now. You’re close by so you should get your order the next day. You can order 35’ rolls or 52 yard rolls.

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