I am considering a widebelt sander to replace the double drum in my shop and I am wondering if there is any appreciable difference between the 60 inch long and 75 inch long belts in normal use?
(Solid Wood Machining Forum)
From Contributor H:
There isn't much difference between a 60" and 75" inch belt. The first difference is the difference in price of the belts and the availability. I do know from experience that a longer belt will last longer than a shorter one. There is more belt there and the work is spread out more. It also gives the belt time to cool down and there is less buildup on the belt. This will give you a longer life.