2x72" Industrial Grade Zirconia Grinding Belts
Our industrial grade zirconia sanding belts are a great choice for heavy duty grinding applications. Zirconia’s self-sharpening abrasive grains extend belt life up to 2.5 times longer than aluminum oxide. Zirconia fractures during use, continuously revealing sharp abrasive grain. Its durability makes it a great choice for knife makers, blacksmiths, welders, or anyone working with metals. While it will not match the longevity of ceramic abrasives, zirconia is a cost-effective alternative. The belts can be used for wet or dry applications. They are hand built in the USA.
2x72” Zirconia Sanding Belt Product Details
Single Grit Pack Quantity: 6
Available Grits: 24, 36, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120
Backing Material: Polyester
Applications: Stock removal, profiling, bevel work, sharpening, grinding welds, shaping, cutting, and blending ferrous / non-ferrous metals (steel, stainless steel, alloys, hardened steel, aluminum, copper, titanium, nickel, etc.). Also appropriate for very dense and hard woods.
Closed Coat: 100% abrasive grain coverage
Joint: Bi-directional tape joint allows belt to run in EITHER direction (disregard arrows)
Grinding Aid: Anti-loading and heat reducing stearate coating for cooler grinding
Bonding: Resin over resin
Why Zirconia Belts?
Before ceramic entered the market, zirconia was the most aggressive and durable abrasive grain available. Zirconia has become a good middle ground choice for those looking to strike a nice balance between performance and affordability. Zirconia outperforms and outlasts aluminum oxide belts when working with metals and other hard materials. It’s also less expensive than ceramic belts, but ceramic does offset the higher cost with a longer lifespan.
If you’re looking for an affordable belt that will last a relatively long time, then our zirconia sanding belts are likely the right belt for you. If you want the best possible belts money can buy, we do recommend ceramic as the best return on your investment, especially for knife making. We also carry2x72” ceramic sanding belts.
Why Choose Red Label For Your 2 X 72 Inch Zirconia Belts?
Thousands of makers across the country choose Red Label for their sanding belt needs and we hope you will too. Red Label is a family-owned company that has been producing premium-quality abrasives for over 35 years. All of our belts are manufactured in the US in our Michigan factory with care and precision. Our belts are manufactured to be industrial grade, which means you’re getting some of the highest quality belts that money can buy. Our belts are also manufactured to order, so the belts you receive from us will be fresh and not belts that have been sitting on our factory racks for months.
In addition to premium-quality products, our staff works hard to deliver exceptional service and support. Our abrasive technicians are readily available to answer any questions you may have about our 2x72” zirconia sanding belts, or any of the other products we produce. If you’re not sure which belt would be best for your application, our technicians can listen to your needs and point you in the right direction. You can speak with our staff by filling out acontact form, or calling (844) 824-1956.
Will These Belts Fit All 2” X 72” Grinders?
Our 2 X 72 inch zirconia belts are manufactured to work with any 2 X 72 inch grinder. Common 2x72” ginders include the Brodbeck Ironworks grinders, AmeriBrade 2x72 Grinder, Hardcore Belt Grinder, KMG Industrial Belt Grinder, Bob Dozier Grinder, Wilton Square Wheel Grinder, Black Fox One, Black Fox Pro, Bader Bill, and Reeder Grinders. Our premium 2 X 72 inch zirconia sanding belts will fit all of these grinders and more.