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Forum topic by rhett posted 05-09-2013 07:30 PM 1180 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhett

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05-09-2013 07:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip sander sharpening milling shaping

Why didn’t anyone ever tell me about these things! I’ve use silicon carbide and zirconia oxide belts in the past but theses 3M regal belts are mind blowing.

These things eat metal like a sharp blade through a 2×4. Anyone who uses a belt sander for touching up chisels and plane irons needs to check these out. I can now go from a 45 degree cut, all the way to finished hollow grind in one step, on a blade hardened to Rc61, and it’s still cool to the touch. It keeps its temper and so do I.

Find one to fit whatever stationary sander you have and throw that grinder away!

If this is some sort of “insider” secret among you metal workers….. sorry. Just sharin’ the love.

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Rhett

-- It's only wood.


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#1 posted 05-10-2013 05:24 PM

Thanks for the info, rhett.

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 05:28 PM

I’ve heard Ceramic sand paper is great,thanks for the tip,although I think I would find another way to sharpen chisels.:))

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 05:28 PM

Reeallllly….? What’s your vendor source? What grit(s) are you using?

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 06:50 PM

I am buying from supergrit dot com and am using 80 grit, on my 6×89 sander. Then straight to 220 scary sharp on a granite plate.

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 06:56 PM

Thanks.

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