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olds-cool

Question about belt sander/grinders

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Back story: I picked up a HF4x36 belt sander a few years ago and it has never really fit the bill for me. It's not a quality issue, other than the cheap ass belts. It just hasn't been as useful as I thought it would be and the belts wear really fast, even higher quality ones. I've been thinking that a 2" belt would be better suited for my needs and have been wanting to build one for a while now. I've been looking at a lot of 2x72 designs and other peoples home built rigs. Looks easy enough. Along the way I've seen some mention that a smaller one like a 2x48 may fit the needs if you're not running a production fab shop. So my question is what benefit does the longer belt offer? Is it simply the reduced wear due to the increased surface area? Heat dissipation? Somebody school me please.

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Thats a good question. I would think it helps cool and wear. Also wouldn't "clog" the surface with product as fast.

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I have both and they both work the 72" runs cooler and the belts last longer but the belts are more $ either way buy the good zirconium (spelling) belts! The biggest benefit is that you can make get the belt to run on a flatter plate to keep things square while grinding

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