Red Label Abrasives is an American abrasive manufacturer that has been producing sanding rolls for over 35 years. Our abrasives are produced to be industrial-grade. Our goal is to provide you with premium quality sanding rolls at some of the most affordable prices on the web. We produce sanding rolls in a variety of sizes ranging from 1” X 50 YD all the way up to 6” x 50’. If you don’t see the size you’re looking for, we may be able to custom-manufacture the size you need. You can reach out to our abrasive technicians to request a roll in a different size.
Our Sanding Roll Abrasive Grain Options
Red Label Abrasives manufactures sanding rolls with three different types of grain options. The best abrasive grain to choose is going to depend on your use case.
Open coat aluminum oxide:Open coat aluminum oxide is one of the most commonly used abrasive grains. It’s very affordable and works well on soft wood applications. Open coat aluminum oxide is mostly used for woodworking. If you try to use open coat aluminum oxide for harder materials like metal, you’ll likely shorten the lifespan of the abrasive.
Closed coat aluminum oxide: Closed coat aluminum oxide has more abrasive grain coverage on the roll with less space in-between each grain. This allows closed coat aluminum oxide to be better suited for hard woods and metals.
Zirconia:Like closed coat aluminum oxide, zirconia is also well-suited for hard woods and metals. It is a more durable and aggressive grain compared to aluminum oxide and it will last longer than aluminum oxide abrasives do.
You can learn more about the differences between abrasive grains on ourAbrasives 101 page. If you’re having trouble figuring out which abrasive gain you need, our abrasive technicians would also be more than happy to assist you.
Sanding Roll Backings
Our sanding rolls are manufactured with two different types of backings. We offer polyester backings and felt backings. The felt backings are designed to be used for hook and loop drum sanders. If you have a hook and loop (velcro) drum, these will wrap and stick right to the drum. For equipment that doesn’t use hook and loop technology, we use polyester, because it’s both flexible and durable.
Common Applications For Sanding Rolls
Our sanding rolls are primarily used to make DIY drum sanding strips for drum sanders. You can buy pre-cut drum sander strips, but you’ll be paying a premium for them if you do. Cutting your own drum sander strips could save you as much as $20 or more each time you need to change out the abrasive on your drum sander.Cutting your own drum sanding strips from sanding rolls is a fairly easy process and well-worth the money you save.
In addition to drum sanding rolls, we also sell shop rolls. Our shop rolls are often used on dispensers in shop environments and cut as needed for hand sanding. They are designed for dry sanding purposes and work well for hand sanding metal and wood. The backing is flexible enough for sanding edges and contours while remaining durable enough for metal finishing.
Our products are labeled by use, soshop rolls will have shop roll in the title whiledrum sander rolls will include drum sander roll in the title.
Have Questions About Sanding Rolls? Contact Us
Red Label Abrasives is a family-owned and operated company. We are here to serve you and every time you call, you’ll be able to speak to one of our abrasive technicians. If you have questions about our sanding rolls or any of our other abrasive products, we’d be more than happy to help. You can call (844) 824-1956 or fill out acontact form to speak to an abrasive technician.