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How To Fix Abrasive Belt Tracking Problems

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Abrasive Belt Tracking Troubleshooting Abrasive belt tracking problems can be a woodworker's worst nightmare. It can shut production down and it also creates scrap and waste. In both scenarios loss of time and material can severely affect the bottom line. Here are some of the most common problems that can cause improper abrasive belt tracking.    1. Tension Pressure  Check your tension pressure and set the tension for the type of abrasive belt you are using. Here are some general guidelines.  Paper – 45-55 psi  Cloth – 55-65 psi  Polyester – 65-85 psi.   2. Stock Removal Rate  Trying to remove too...

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Understanding the different quick change disc attachments

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In the world of abrasives there are many different ways to attach an abrasive disc to a variety of tools.  Some are straightforward, while some are not.  Whether you work with metal or wood, this helpful article will differentiate the different attachment methods and help you decide what is best for your application

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How to Choose the Right Abrasive Disc for Metalworking

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Metalworking Abrasive Disc In metalworking choosing the right abrasive disc for the job is not as easy as it sounds.  Careful consideration should be taken into account to optimize productivity, finish and cost.  Every job is different.  What works for one grinding or finishing job may not work for another.  Issues like loading, cut-rate and operator fatigue will all impact the productivity of the operation.  Choosing the right disc is critical for success.  Identify the application  This can be simple, but sometimes key differences in requirements can be overlooked.  Some of the most common applications...

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