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05-12-2016 02:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource bandsaw

Okay, this is just a share and heads up. I was searching for a sanding belt for my Grizzly band saw that uses a 131.5” blade and I found this wonderful resource.

http://www.customsandingbelts.com/

These people will make a custom made belt to your specification for about 6 bucks!!!

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#1 posted 05-12-2016 06:09 AM

well jerry i guess i have been lax in my woodwork, a sanding belt for a bandsaw…..

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#2 posted 05-12-2016 06:37 AM



well jerry i guess i have been lax in my woodwork, a sanding belt for a bandsaw…..

- grizzman

Okay, I guess I need to explain. I’ve been considering making a 2×72 belt grinder so I could make some custom knives. That setup is what all the big boys use for knife blade sanding. Those sanders cost upwards of 2000 bucks. So it occurred to me that a band saw with a sanding belt and a platen to back the belt would make a very good alternative, and if you already have the bandsaw, well, 6 bucks for a belt is a no brainer. Anyway, I know it’s not strictly woodworking, but there is the handle… :-)

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#3 posted 05-12-2016 11:44 AM

That’s somewhat of a novel idea, but I think having to change back and forth from sander to bandsaw would be a pain. Maybe if you could snag a killer deal on a used bandsaw and leave it setup to sand.

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#4 posted 05-12-2016 04:17 PM

This sounds like an interesting idea, at least to me. I’d like to learn more about this. Can you point me to any articles or videos describing the use of sanding belts on bandsaws?

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 07:42 PM

Jerry make one. A neighbor made one in about a day. IT WAS NOT PRETTY, but it worked well.I believe Mattias over at Woodgears.ca has plans if you want Purdy.

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#6 posted 05-12-2016 07:46 PM



Jerry make one. A neighbor made one in about a day. IT WAS NOT PRETTY, but it worked well.I believe Mattias over at Woodgears.ca has plans if you want Purdy.

- jumbojack

I thought about making one out of a couple of 72” sanding belts from HF… I was wondering what I would use to splice. Any idea?

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 05-12-2016 08:04 PM


This sounds like an interesting idea, at least to me. I d like to learn more about this. Can you point me to any articles or videos describing the use of sanding belts on bandsaws?

- isotope

I like the idea, here is a retail site and youtube demo

http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-sanding-belts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wckQdGPhBoM

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#8 posted 05-12-2016 08:12 PM



well jerry i guess i have been lax in my woodwork, a sanding belt for a bandsaw…..
- grizzman


This sounds like an interesting idea, at least to me. I d like to learn more about this. Can you point me to any articles or videos describing the use of sanding belts on bandsaws?
- isotope

Haha, well, curious at first, but my old 12” Craftsman bandsaw sports its original label, “12-inch Band Saw-Sander”, and back in the 70’s-80’s it was marketed as a dual function tool. I have only ever used it as a bandsaw.

I do get a lot of use from my little bench top, 1×30, belt sander from Harbor Freight.

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#9 posted 05-12-2016 09:06 PM


I like the idea, here is a retail site and youtube demo

http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-sanding-belts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wckQdGPhBoM

- nkawtg

Thank you! What I find most appealing about this is that I would not have another machine taking up space. I doubt I’ll ever be doing a whole bunch of sanding, but it would be nice to have the capability when needed.

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#10 posted 05-12-2016 09:11 PM

I like the idea, here is a retail site and youtube demo

http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-sanding-belts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wckQdGPhBoM

- nkawtg

Thank you! What I find most appealing about this is that I would not have another machine taking up space. I doubt I ll ever be doing a whole bunch of sanding, but it would be nice to have the capability when needed.

- isotope

I emailed them about 93 1/2” belts as they only have 80” belts on their site.
I hope to get an answer…

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#11 posted 05-12-2016 09:43 PM

www.industrialabrasives.com. makes custom belts and they are typically cheaper than their competitors. As a purchasing agent who buys hundreds of belt cost and quality go hand in hand.

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#12 posted 05-12-2016 09:48 PM



This sounds like an interesting idea, at least to me. I d like to learn more about this. Can you point me to any articles or videos describing the use of sanding belts on bandsaws?

- isotope

http://www.customsandingbelts.com/

Will make you any size belt

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 05-12-2016 09:49 PM


I like the idea, here is a retail site and youtube demo

http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-sanding-belts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wckQdGPhBoM

- nkawtg

Thank you! What I find most appealing about this is that I would not have another machine taking up space. I doubt I ll ever be doing a whole bunch of sanding, but it would be nice to have the capability when needed.

- isotope

I emailed them about 93 1/2” belts as they only have 80” belts on their site.
I hope to get an answer…

- nkawtg

http://www.customsandingbelts.com/

Will make you any size belt you need.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 05-13-2016 01:49 PM

I have tried various glues to repair sanding belts and have not come up with a satisfactory solution. My wide belt sanded was going through belts very quickly, breaking at the seam.
Three wheels, a spring, some support arms and a small motor and you’ve got a belt sander/grinder.
I have an OLD Jet strip sander that is rarely used but it is nice to have on occasion.
I know Craftsman used to market a bandsaw that was labeled saw/sander.

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#15 posted 05-13-2016 03:37 PM

I have uses customsandingbelts.com before on my 10” bandsaw and they work great, I bought several grits at once and haven’t had any to break on me yet.

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