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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2020 Knife Making Industry Survey

2020 Knife Making Industry Survey

August 10, 2020 5 min read

We surveyed 100 different bladesmiths throughout the country to gather the latest industry trends and insights. Some findings may surprise you.
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How To Choose The Best Belt Grinder For Knife Making

How To Choose The Best Belt Grinder For Knife Making

August 06, 2020 6 min read

The right belt grinder can make a huge difference in creating a sleek, beautiful blade. There are different machines to choose from, some of them better-suited to certain knife making processes than others. 
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How to Cut Your Own Drum Sanding Strips

How to Cut Your Own Drum Sanding Strips

July 17, 2020 4 min read

Cutting your own drum sanding strips is an easy way to save money without jeopardizing the quality of finished workpieces. You can cut sanding strips from sanding rolls or sanding belts. Cutting from sanding rolls is the more ideal solution. The key is to trim the leading edge so that the angled edge matches the drum circumference.
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2020 US Manufacturing Statistics

July 09, 2020 2 min read

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What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Coat Abrasives?

What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Coat Abrasives?

June 30, 2020 4 min read

With abrasives, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Not only is it available in a variety of grain (grit) sizes and types, but there are also two primary types of coating. Choosing the right one for your project will make your abrasives last longer and help ensure a high-quality finish.
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How to Store Abrasives for the Best Performance

How to Store Abrasives for the Best Performance

June 30, 2020 6 min read

When your goal is optimal performance, how you store abrasives like sanding belts, cutting discs, and grinding wheels is just as important as how you use them. Done correctly, the abrasives work harder for longer. 
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How To Choose Sandpaper For Auto Body Repair

How To Choose Sandpaper For Auto Body Repair

May 12, 2020 3 min read

Looking to repair your vehicle's body? The sandpaper you select for grinding, polishing, and finishing makes a huge difference. Learn how to choose the right abrasive for your auto body repair job.
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