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Widebelt abrasive suppliers...8/26/15
I'm curious as to who guys are buying their wide belt paper from and also what brand your using?
I'm a one man shop so a box of belts last a couple years for me. It's been a busy summer though and I've gone through my stock of fine grit belts so am needing to order several boxes. I found one company online that had the same belts I've been using, and like, (VSM), but it's taken them a week and a half since I placed the order to get them shipped. Is that a normal lead time for wide belts? I should mention I use 43" x 75" belts…..so maybe not as common a size?
I have one local equipment supplier that has this size but it's a name brand I've never heard of, so a little skeptical. I've also called a couple places for quotes, one called back a week later and the other never bothered!
This is not just a rant though, I still need to order boxes of 100 and 150 grit paper backed belts, so who have you had good experience buying from?
I use SIA belts and get a good price on them through Industrial Finishes in Eugene, OR. Mine are custom width 44 x 75 and take a couple of weeks to arrive from SIA on the East Coast.
Baer supply carries them
Supergrit.com has great turnaround time
Klingspor abrasives as well
Klingspor makes great belts but there not cheap...
I use Louis & Company, 3M belts. I had some Norton belts which were very nice but the salesman never came back so don't know where to order them from.
43x75 is a pretty common size.
I order belts through HDL when I order hardware. I use the cloth backed, purple 3M belts. I don't know if I'm paying a good price or not. They're convenient and anything I order shows up next day.
43x75 is a very common size. We can help you if you still need to purchase belts. Just click on our website and call the office. You can PM me if you have any questions. I am the technician for SurfPrep abrasives. My job is to help customers get the most out of their sanding.
Industrialabraisives..com has the lowest minimum to buy belts from. Good prices and a good product. Belts have a limited shelf and older belts break at seam so don't buy to many. Small family owned business as well in Pennsylvania. I've tried most of the other brands and the guys in our shop prefer the industrial abrasives.