I picked up a large box of belts. They are new old stock. The belt
fabric are fine. When you run a belt it snaps apart at the taped joint
after a few
The clear tape simply lets loose. We tried using standard plastic
packing tape which
is pretty strong stuff but that experiment did not test out. Just for
the sake of having
it handy, Gorilla duct tape went on and failed next.
Does anyone have a suggested tape or other fix so these belts are
Oh yeah. "If you want it, take it" was the guff I had to listen to. I
was forced to lug the carton away.
I thought there might be heat involved in the fabrication process and
thank you for further disposing the notion to action. I'll see what
Thanks for the site, which I checked. Although no prices were
I'm not betting against your probability. What is the storage life on
taped abrasive belts?
Klingspor has been cited in the past as a good bonded abrasive source.
Does anyone have further ideas on any initial customer qualifications
comparable quality? We could consolidate a good order especially if
they offer diamond abrasives for stone work.
Pearl Abrasives comes in from Canada with a major distribution center
here in SoCal
Have used Klingspor for sheet goods and Pearl for belts and heavy duty
discs for several years.
The Pearl came thru a local retail hardware at competitive prices if
purchased in quantity.
Klingspor was direct, again in quantity.
I have had the conversation w/ Klingspor engineering on the issue. I'll
try to dig out the correspondence if I get a moment and post same. Was
They don't (because their supplier doesn't) warrant the adhesive for
over a year and had no retail supply for replacement. My experience is
in cool storage they'll last longer than that reliably but not
indefinitely as the posting shows.
Despite that disappointment I still think the Klingspor is as good a
value as there is for individuals and small production folks that I'm
aware of you just have to be aware of how long you'll take to use up
inventory and plan purchasing in accordance. In my case I went from
active moderately high volume usage to just the occasional personal use
after the move and it was several years.
They do have a web site - all sorts of things there.
IIRC, they are the importer from a major German source.
Might be independent now. I've used them for so many years
that when I call about being a club member and give a card number
I get a Huh ?
They went into N.Carolina as that was a massive (for years) furniture site.
Now they work the US looking for US :-)
I like the sample box of strip material. I buy the fine.
They make custom and standard sizes. I buy 1" and many other sizes of belts.
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On 7/16/2010 12:17 AM, Edward Hennessey wrote:
I always found the edges began to tear with usage, other than the usual grit
The first thing to fail on a sanding belt is the tape joint.
Hope they paid you well to haul away and dispose of their junk.
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