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  1. #11
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    When I was still working for an employee, we went through a lot of belts on our belt sander in a toolroom with about 50 people using that sander. We switched to the blue zirconia belts and our usage dropped dramatically. I use them in my shop now too.

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    As far as where to buy... check out Benchmark Abrasives out of Arizona... I bought some 40 grit flapper discs for my 4 1/2" grinder, and some 2" quick locks for my die grinder and both are awesome... The flapper disc last more than double what I was getting out of the dewalt ones...both Blue zirconium...and the 2 inch I got in ceramic... the 4130 chrome molly barely touched it...And I have no affiliation with benchmark other than being a satisfied customer... oh I almost forgot... they are cheaper even with shipping than I can buy locally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnspeed View Post
    As far as where to buy... check out Benchmark Abrasives out of Arizona... I bought some 40 grit flapper discs for my 4 1/2" grinder, and some 2" quick locks for my die grinder and both are awesome... The flapper disc last more than double what I was getting out of the dewalt ones...both Blue zirconium...and the 2 inch I got in ceramic... the 4130 chrome molly barely touched it...And I have no affiliation with benchmark other than being a satisfied customer... oh I almost forgot... they are cheaper even with shipping than I can buy locally!
    I had an ad show up on my facebook page for them. It was for ten or twelve flap disks for the price of shipping. I haven't tried them yet but probably will in the future. Thanks for the review.

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    Some suppliers:
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/...-price.860299/
    Supergrit and Pops knife supply seem popular accross several forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpt View Post
    Where is the best place to get belts from?
    I like AA Abrasives. Nice quality belts. Omni directional belts have a smoother seam that you may want to consider.

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    I just need one more tool,just one!

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