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BobH
04-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Hi Bill,
What Make, and grits do you use for grinding belts? Is Tru Grit still the best place to buy?
I need to order some grinding belts this week. I like the Norton Blaze 50, so I'll stick with it. The 220, & 320 grit belts never get used, but I use the heck out of 120 grit belts. I have been using Norton R981 120 ceramic, but I'm not sure it is worth twice as much as the Norzon.
For 400 grit I've been using Norton U254 x30, and 3m trizac gator, but am thinking of going back to the Klingspor J-Flex 400.
That's all I use on the belt grinder 50, & 120 pre heat treat. 120, & 400 after heat treat. I use the disc grinder for the finer stuff.
Opinions welcomed.
Bob

Bill Burke
04-24-2011, 10:59 PM
Hi Bill,
What Make, and grits do you use for grinding belts? Is Tru Grit still the best place to buy?
I need to order some grinding belts this week. I like the Norton Blaze 50, so I'll stick with it. The 220, & 320 grit belts never get used, but I use the heck out of 120 grit belts. I have been using Norton R981 120 ceramic, but I'm not sure it is worth twice as much as the Norzon.
For 400 grit I've been using Norton U254 x30, and 3m trizac gator, but am thinking of going back to the Klingspor J-Flex 400.
That's all I use on the belt grinder 50, & 120 pre heat treat. 120, & 400 after heat treat. I use the disc grinder for the finer stuff.
Opinions welcomed.
Bob

Hey Bob I'll give you a call tomorrow

BobH
04-29-2011, 05:41 PM
Thanks, Bill
I went with the Norton Blaze 50 (next time I might try the 981), Stuck with the Norton 981 120 grit like you suggested, and went with the Klingspor J-Flex 400. I still have some Norton U254 400 grit, so I'll be able to do a comparison between the Klingspor & Norton.
Then I went ahead and got a half dozen each of 800 thru 3000 grit. I don't like using anything finer than a 400 grit on the platen, so I'm going to modify the bottom of the KMG platen so I can get about 2" of slack belt, and try these finer grits.
I contacted both Midwest Knifemaker Supply, and Tru Grit. Tru Grit won out. Scott at Tru Grit knows how to make a sale.
Thanks again.
Bob