Perfecting The Craft Annual Scholarship

Perfecting The Craft Annual Scholarship

January 11, 2021 2 min read

The Perfecting The Craft scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship designed to help propel students to become masters of their craft. We hope to encourage students to genuinely reflect on what they want to provide the world and how they are working to build the necessary skills. 
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How to Restore Auto Headlights Permanently

How to Restore Auto Headlights Permanently

December 30, 2020 3 min read

When your auto headlights cloud up like this, it reduces their brightness and gives the vehicle an impression of being poorly maintained. Learn how to permanently restore them with Red Label Abrasives.
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How to Diagnose and Fix Belt Sander Tracking Problems

How to Diagnose and Fix Belt Sander Tracking Problems

December 17, 2020 5 min read

When you’re experiencing tracking problems with your belt sander, it can be more than a minor nuisance. Left unchecked, it can negatively impact your bottom line by interfering with production schedules and creating expensive waste. Learn how to diagnose and fix tracking issues.
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What are J-Weight Belts and What Are They Used For?

What are J-Weight Belts and What Are They Used For?

December 02, 2020 3 min read

Choosing the right backing and thickness means a long working life and superior results while the wrong one could lead to premature tearing, workpiece scorching, and more. Learn about J-weight belts and what they're used for.
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What Sanding Belts Does Jason Knight Use? Red Label’s EdgeCore Ceramic Belts!

What Sanding Belts Does Jason Knight Use? Red Label’s EdgeCore Ceramic Belts!

November 17, 2020 2 min read

How does Jason craft these incredible blade creations? He currently has a three part online course that divulges all of his production secrets, but Jason also recently spoke with the team at Red Label to let us know that an important of his process includes Red Label’s EdgeCore Ceramic belts
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How to Use a Belt Grinder for Knife Making

How to Use a Belt Grinder for Knife Making

November 11, 2020 7 min read

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Sanding Grit Guide - How to Choose the Right Grit Sequence

Sanding Grit Guide - How to Choose the Right Grit Sequence

October 26, 2020 4 min read

During a sanding project, choosing the right grit sequence is critical. You want to start with a rougher abrasive that eliminates all stock and finish, followed by successively finer grits that clear away sanding marks until a smooth finish results. Any deviations can compromise the quality of the finished workpiece.
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What is the Optimal Speed for a Belt Grinder?

What is the Optimal Speed for a Belt Grinder?

October 06, 2020 3 min read

When using a belt grinder, running it at the right speed is as important as choosing the correct abrasive. Different workpiece materials need different speeds for ideal belt performance, stock removal rate, and productivity. In this blog, we’ll explain how to calculate the optimal cutting speed for a belt grinder, also known as its surface feet per minute (SFPM).
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Comprehensive Sanding Belt Troubleshooting Guide

Comprehensive Sanding Belt Troubleshooting Guide

September 29, 2020 6 min read

When you work with sanding belts, sooner or later you’re going to run into problems like tracking, slipping, unusual noises, and breakage. To help manufacturers and hobbyists minimize and even prevent issues with their sanding processes, the specialists at Red Label Abrasives have created a comprehensive sanding belt troubleshooting guide.
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How to Choose the Right Backing for Your Abrasives

How to Choose the Right Backing for Your Abrasives

September 16, 2020 4 min read

When determining the best abrasive for a particular workpiece, you need to consider the backing as well as type of grain. The right backing type will support a quality and efficient sanding job while the wrong one can produce a subpar finish and even lead to tool damage over time. 
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Are Ceramic Belts The Best For Metal Finishing?

Are Ceramic Belts The Best For Metal Finishing?

August 24, 2020 3 min read

Ceramic belts are the best belts for metal finishing. Their ability to maintain fast and durable cutting over time is unrivaled, making the premium price worth it in the long-run.
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Where To Buy Custom Sanding Belts, Discs, or Rolls

Where To Buy Custom Sanding Belts, Discs, or Rolls

August 20, 2020 4 min read

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