3x132" 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. These belts can be used for both wet and dry applications. They are hand-built in the USA.
3”x132” Zirconia Sanding Belt Product Details
Available Grits: 24, 36, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120
Single Grit Pack Quantity:4
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
Aluminum Oxide Vs. Zirconia
Red Label Abrasives sells 3”x132” belts in two different abrasive grain types: zirconia and aluminum oxide. Aluminum oxide is the workhorse of the abrasive world. It is the most popular abrasive grain, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best. Aluminum oxide is the least expensive abrasive grain, but it also has the shortest lifespan. Zirconia belts can last up to 2.5 times longer than aluminum oxide belts and typically work better for heavy stock removal on harder materials. Zirconia is designed for grinding hard metals like titanium and stainless steel. This grain type doesn’t just work well on metal either. Zirconia also works well on aluminum and wood materials. You can read the full breakdown on the differences between abrasive grain types on ourAbrasives 101 guide.
What Belt Grinders Are These Belts Compatible With?
Our 3x132 inch zirconia belts will work on any grinder or belt sander that is designed for 3”x132” belts. If you’re not sure what size belts your machine takes, you can either cut an old belt and measure the full length and width or wrap a string around your machine like a belt and measure the length of the string along with the width of the contact wheel.
Why Choose Red Label For 3x132 Inch Zirconia Sanding Belts?
There are many different reasons to choose Red Label Abrasives for your 3x132 inch zirconia sanding belts. Red Label Abrasives is a family-owned American abrasive manufacturer. The sanding belts you purchase from us are manufactured here in the United States and each purchase supports American workers and families.
Our abrasives are built to be industrial-grade, which means you’re getting the highest quality belts at some of the most affordable prices available on the web. Red Label also takes great pride in offering unrivaled customer service and technical support. If you need help finding the best sanding belt for your needs or you need to troubleshoot an issue with your sanding or finishing process, our abrasive technicians are here to help.