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Postby Mike G » 12 Jan 2021, 20:49

I'm just about out, and the belts I've always bought seem to have shot up in price. Where do you guys buy your belt sander belts? I'm after boxes of 10 at least, rather than buying them 3 at a time as my Builders Merchant wants.
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby AJB Temple » 12 Jan 2021, 20:59

I get through a lot, especially 40 grit and 80 grit. I tend to buy them on-line (Amazon, though I am cutting back on adding to Mr Bezos fortune). I also get them from Brewers decorating supplies when they have them on offer (Mirka).

I will post a link if I can find my last order. I think you and I have the same belt sander.
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby AJB Temple » 12 Jan 2021, 21:07

Ah. They came from Alldrew Ltd, and were as good as Makita own brand but way cheaper. However, their website shows nothing available for 4" by 24".
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby Mike G » 12 Jan 2021, 21:12

Thanks Adrian. I'll watch them, and Brewers (with whom I have an account).
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Re: Sanding belts

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Re: Sanding belts

Postby Mike G » 12 Jan 2021, 23:18

I'll have a look Paul. Thanks.
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby Woodster » 13 Jan 2021, 11:56

I normally use an abrasives specialist like this.

https://www.abtec4abrasives.com/?gclid= ... yIEALw_wcB
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby sammy.se » 13 Jan 2021, 17:37

Hard to get in the UK, but if anyone every comes across the 3M purple belts, that are very good indeed. Easily found in the US, but sadly not here.
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby RogerS » 13 Jan 2021, 17:57

sammy.se wrote:Hard to get in the UK, but if anyone every comes across the 3M purple belts, that are very good indeed. Easily found in the US, but sadly not here.


Yup - 3M abrasives are very very good.
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby Phil » 14 Jan 2021, 08:23

RogerS wrote:
sammy.se wrote:Hard to get in the UK, but if anyone every comes across the 3M purple belts, that are very good indeed. Easily found in the US, but sadly not here.


Yup - 3M abrasives are very very good.


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Yes! We used to be able to get MMM locally years ago at big box stores.
Sadly no more and we more than likely get China-rejects. :(
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Re: Sanding belts

Postby Doug » 14 Jan 2021, 09:57

I’ve used these folks before https://bndabrasives.co.uk/abrasive-bel ... lpEALw_wcB
Very good quality belts & a good selection.
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