Abrasive belts consist of abrasive grains applied
to a backing made of cloth, film, paper, or
other material. Abrasive belts are mounted on rotating wheels
or pulleys and are used in applications such as surface finishing,
sanding, and grinding. There are three categories of abrasive
belts: Small belts for bench sanders, grinding machines and smaller
power tools, wide belts to sand large flat surfaces, and also
there are non-woven belts.
Small abrasive belts are j weight, x weight and y weight resin bond cloth. Applications include woodworking, metalworking, glass, stone, concrete, rubber, aluminum, and bronze to name a few. Belt dimensions are 1/4" wide to 15" wide.
Wide Abrasive Belts include f weight paper, x weight and y weight resin bond cloth. Applications include woodworking, doors, furniture, stainless, steelworking, grinding and aluminum finishing.
Nonwoven abrasive belts are a synthetic weave with aluminum oxide and silicon carbide impregnated grain. Belts are both small and wide belt (1/4" to 37"). Applications are mainly metalworking with some woodworking, most surfaces being curved in nature.