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Old 02-03-2018, 08:25 PM
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Default Dynabrade 1/2” x 18” Belt Sander

I just picked up a used Dynabrade 1/2” x 18” hand belt sander, that needed a nose wheel repair. I now have that fixed problem, but the need for 1/2” x 18” x 50 grit, ceramic grit belts is now a priority.

I have a couple of the 3/8” x 13” belt sanders, an expensive Nitto-Kioki (?) and a cheap no name one, but the Dynabrade is a larger unit.

I will pick up the new belts on Monday.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:33 AM
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10 of the 1/2” x 18” x 50 grit, ceramic belts are on order, at $3.25/ea, but I was able to pick up (30) 1/2” x 18” x 40 grit, Zirconium Oxide belts for $.85/ea.


Again, I had to order Milton type A air nipples, as no one had any in stock, except the Snap-On man, who wanted about $6/ea. They will be in at the suppliers, on Wednesday morning, at $.68/ea, ordered a box of 25.

Went to Napa, to get a case of the red CRC Brak-Kleen, they rang it up and said it was about $84 or about $7 a can, I asked to speak to the manager, and asked if that was really correct, he looked gasped, said no and reran the sale and it came out to $45, plus tax. Much better.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:21 PM
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Jack, couldn't you order 3 x 18 inch belts and cut them into 1/2 belts?
Sure would be cheaper.
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Jack, couldn't you order 3 x 18 inch belts and cut them into 1/2 belts?
Sure would be cheaper.
I made a set of cutter attachment wheels for my little HF bead roller and have done the same thing with it. Of course, needing it for this was not the original thought. Made clean straight cuts though.
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Jack, couldn't you order 3 x 18 inch belts and cut them into 1/2 belts?
Sure would be cheaper.
I have done that with emery belts. No need to cut just rip them, I made one inch belts from three inch. I used a utility knife to start,
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The dynabrade belt sander really moves along.

I wouldn't piss around with making belts.

It's bad enough keeping the things on them as it is,
with purpose bought belts.

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Old 02-05-2018, 05:34 PM
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no desire to cut my own, $.85/ea is not going to break me. The ceramic ones are for special jobs, so the $3.25/ea is fine. The Zirconium Oxide one are going to be for normal everyday usage.

The Dynabrade II, model # 40320, has a stated speed of 4550 fpm.


most of the 3” x 18” belts I’ve seen, are for wood, but as I’m 100% steel driven in usage,they are of no real help
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:07 PM
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Where did you get the zirconium belts for .85 each? I have a 1/2" X 18" air belt sander but it's not a Dynabrade.
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I used the Dynabrade, for about 20-30 minutes today, it worked remarketedly well, a little adapting time from the small Nitto-Kohki, as it appears to be twice as large. The results could have better, the grit on the available belts, the 40 grit seems a it too aggressive. The finer belts, I had on hand, from Harbor-Freight, worked okay, but the wore out real quick.

My other belts are in, but haven’t picked them up yet.
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