View Full Version : Storing sanding belts

Mike Hunter
04-16-2010, 03:03 PM
Ok guys, I do a lot of sanding here in the shop…mostly with my 6x80 belt sander. Looking for a smart/simple way to store my sanding belts




04-16-2010, 03:35 PM
I store my 3x21 belts in the box my belt sander came in. Its bright and just the right size to store a good 15+ belts and has a picture of a belt sander on it so I remember whats in it.

Mike Hunter
04-16-2010, 04:00 PM
Thanks moon,

Guess I should have been a bit more specific. Stored for quick use... I may start a piece at 60 grit and work up to 600 grit in about 10 minutes.


04-16-2010, 04:34 PM
Sounds like peg on the wall territory to me. I've done something similar with gas lines for welders for easy storage except that instead of a peg I've made up a segment of a circle that would have been say 12" in diameter so that I don't kink the hoses. Sanding belts are lighter and don't necessarily need this treatment but it's a guideline I try to follow.

04-16-2010, 05:24 PM
I store my 6x80 belts on a rack built from short lengths of 3" DWV ABS pipe. If you usre a smaller diameter like a dowel, the belts take a set which, according to the suppliers, is A BAD THING. Six inch lengths of pipe either screwed over a wooden stub on a 1x6 board, or into holes cut through the board. Works just fine. Duffy

04-16-2010, 05:53 PM
I store them on pegboard/peg hooks, easyly can see what size/grit(marked on pegboard)