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    Username Post: 1x30 micron belts        (Topic#868499)
    01-06-10 16:16.35 - Post#2024252    

    What is the best source for micron belts...?
    I'm new to this forum and thought I'd get some input I need...
    Thanks in advance
    Stalking Leopard
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    01-06-10 16:43.23 - Post#2024274    

        In response to enj is a good source of sand paper at a reasonable price. $50 minimum order though.
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    01-09-10 08:55.55 - Post#2026654    

        In response to enj

    I got some from Lee Valley's the site.....Rich

    In case you havn't you also might like to read this.....
    rags to riches

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    01-09-10 08:58.18 - Post#2026657    

        In response to ragoligist

    • ragoligist Said:
    I got some from Lee Valley's the site.....Rich

    That's where I buy the 3M and Klingspor belts.
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    01-09-10 09:00.58 - Post#2026659    

        In response to knifetinkerer

    Keep in mind, 1200 grit is 9 micron, 500 grit is 20 micron. The belts are labeled in grit on the site, but will come with the appropriate micron labeling on the underside of the belt. These are the exact belts I use. I also follow with 2 different compounds on leather belts that you can also pick up from the website.
    BRKCA MIKE1196

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    01-09-10 09:11.03 - Post#2026667    

        In response to TwinBlade

    I have all the 3M belts from 80 microns on down, including the 15 that is listed separately.

    But I finish manually on leather loaded with grinding compound on a wooden paddle.

    Just another (slower) way of doing the same thing with leather belts on the machine.

    I have also tried the compound on buffing wheels on a bench grinder, but I need more practice. My touch is too heavy.
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