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Old 02-16-2024, 08:54 PM
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What 36 or 40 grit belts?

Norton's latest is the 990S RazorStar Ceramic 36G, any of you used it? Suggestions for comparable ones?

I like the VSM 885's in 50G for bevels though for rough profiling something a bit coarser might be nice.


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I liked the VSM belts also but rarely used anything coarser than 60. Just easier to get a clean finish if I stayed away from coarser belts . . .


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I felt same until talking with a maker about his grit progression. I've been using the 50-60 grit all this time. I'm reluctant to do bevels with a 36 and even 40 left deep scratches to clean up. Had me pondering if there may be a time savings to using that coarse of a belt.


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