Our premium-quality industrial-grade non-woven file belts are long-lasting and produce a great finish for steel, stainless steel, and aluminum surfaces.
Non-Woven Surface Conditioning File Belt Product Details
The belts are produced with resin-bonded aluminum oxide grains that are evenly dispersed on open-web nylon mesh fibers to deliver consistent results.
The belts are flexible, but they will not stretch with a strong, reinforced backing.
The belts are designed to resist loading and heat build-up to extend the lifespan of the belt.
All of our surface conditioning file belts are hand built in the USA.
Determining Grit Equivalents For Surface Conditioning File Belts
You’ll notice that our non-woven file belts are offered in three different varieties: coarse, medium, and fine. There is no grit rating for non-woven belts, but each belt will produce a scratch pattern consistent with certain grit sizes. Below are the grit equivalents for the different non-woven file belt varieties.
Coarse (Brown) is equivalent to P120 - P150
Medium (Maroon) is equivalent to P150 - P180
Fine (Blue) is equivalent to P240 - P280
What Are Surface Conditioning File Belts & What Are They Used For?
Non-woven file belts are produced with a non-woven nylon mesh scattered with resin-bonded abrasive grains as opposed to a standard sanding belt, which has abrasive grains coated directly onto the belt backing.
Surface conditioning belts are not well-designed for stock removal. They aren’t used to drastically change the shape or dimensions of your workpiece. Instead, they’re designed to provide a consistent and smooth finish. Non-woven file belts are pliable, which allows them to conform to uneven surfaces to create a smooth finish.
Non-woven file belts are commonly used by welders, metal fabricators, and auto body shops. They’re great for cleaning up welds, removing rust, and smoothing metal surfaces.
Questions? Contact Our Abrasive Technicians
Have questions about our surface conditioning file belts? Not sure which non-woven file belt you need? Our abrasive technicians can answer any questions you may have and help you place an order. You can contact an abrasive technician by calling 844-824-1956, or by filling out acontact form.