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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.