2" x 72" Ceramic Sanding Belt
Brought to by the same manufactures as Combat Abrasives Shredder Belts we have our very own shredder belt line.
2" x 72" Ceramic Shredder Sanding Belt is made with premium ceramic grains affixed to a cloth backing using resin bonding for longer life. Ceramic grains are man-made grains that is self sharpening which helps increase the productivity and life of the belt. The 2" x 72" Ceramic belt is a top sized which prevents the belt from loading up as quickly as other grains which not only extends the life of the belt but also keeps the application cool during the process. This ceramic belt last about 50% longer than a zirconia belt and at least 3x longer than your traditional aluminum oxide belt. The shredder ceramic has a red/brownish color to it to help distinguish itself from other abrasives grains. The belts are made in 36 grit, 40 grit, 60 grit, 80 grit and 120 grit, they are also Made in USA.
For most knife makers and/or heavy stock removal of material a 36 grit 2" x 72" is the most popular grit for material removal. As mentioned before the belt is made up of premium ceramic grains that is bonded with resin over resin on a Y-wt cloth backing. The weight of the backing plays an important role in performance on sanding belts. The backing is identified by a letter such as A, B, C, D, E or F which are paper backing. The closer you get to the letter "A" the more flexible it becomes, where E & F are still suitable for the wood working industry sanding belts, metal working would use a X or Y weight backing. A X weight is a cotton poly blend to allow for more flexibility. A "Y" weight is a sturdy and typically fully synthetic poly material.
In addition to having a superior cut rate our 2 x 72 ceramic shredder belt has an active filler to reduce heat build up, so there's less burning parts. This also allows for moderate to heavy pressure applications, with its close coated grains and grinding aids this makes one of the best 2 inch by 72 inch ceramic belt. Our shredder ceramic belt is best suited for stainless steel, carbon steel, nickel, cobalt alloy and titanium.
If you are looking for a more economical belt I suggest going with a Zirconia or Aluminum Oxide, although they will not have the benefits that our shredder belts they are less expensive and have some benefit.