|Forum topic by rhett||posted 05-09-2013 07:30 PM||1499 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-09-2013 07:30 PM
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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