I was wondering if others are afflicted with this malady, I have belts that seem to predate the Roman Empire.
You’ve been lucky, if and when it happens it’ll be a moment you’ll never forget.I bought a truck load of belts from China 10+ years ago. Still using them and never had one come apart.
I'm the same. I hate a half worn out belt. I hate burning wood or heating up steel.I toss grinding belts like they are free... Once dull they hinder my work more than help it lol
I never really bothered trying to clean up the expensive 36-60 ceramic belts even through I had the gummy bar. I just use them for rough profiling, etc. The Blaze belts wore out at the seam before they lost all of their grit. Well, except for the 36 grit which threw a fair portion of the grit at your face. LOL I foudn that the gator belts tended to get worn more in the center because of grinding small pieces like guards, etc. in addition to blade flats so you could clean them up and still use the outside edges.,I'm the same. I hate a half worn out belt. I hate burning wood or heating up steel.
You should try the sankyo economy belts from pops... Really good al-ox belts for like 2.50 eaI'm the same. I hate a half worn out belt. I hate burning wood or heating up steel.
You should try the sankyo economy belts from pops... Really good al-ox belts for like 2.50 ea
Yep! I love them, best part is that they are compatible with water and won't get any residue on your platen. I normally just get 220 (I generally use ceramic below that) but last time I got some 60 grit for handles and kydex work, seems to be great so far.Thanks for the heads up! I need a passel of A/O belts and the proliferation of brands and varieties has me with my head whirling trying to decide how to restock.