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BEST BUFFER FOR KNIFE POLISHING

BEST BUFFER FOR KNIFE POLISHING

October 22, 2021

Buffers are machines that use rotating lathes that spin buffing wheels in combination with an applied abrasive compound to achieve a polish or mirror finish on aluminum, steel, stainless steel or handle materials such as woods, composites and plastics. While there is a variety of options out there that we have tested, there really is only one that makes sense for your money!

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HOW TO POLISH A KNIFE

HOW TO POLISH A KNIFE

October 22, 2021

In this article we will break down the process of polishing a steel knife, what products to use and what mistakes can be made so you can avoid them! The two most important tools when polishing are obviously the buffing wheels and the buffing compound bars. Certain wheels and certain bars are used for specific things based on the metal that is being polished. 

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Can you run sanding belts wet?

Can you run sanding belts wet?

July 29, 2021

2" x 72" Sanding belts CAN be ran wet with something like a mist system when your sanding belts are made with a polyester backing! Sanding belts that are made with a polyester backing are typically ceramic sanding belts, zirconia sanding belts, silicon carbide belts and even aluminum oxide X-weight belts. Typically with other companies their J-flex belts will break down and snap if you get them wet, however our Jflex belts at combat abrasives can be used with the mist system

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR 2

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR 2" X 72" SANDING BELTS

July 26, 2021

In this article we will go over what the different types of 2" x 72" sanding belts are and what they are used for. We will guide you through the process to help you understand what a ceramic beltzirconia beltaluminum oxide & structured abrasive belts are used for in knife making or metal fabricating and help you choose which is the right abrasive for you. Whether you are a knife maker, welder or general metal fabricator, this guide is for you and will help you in learning & understanding what these materials are. 

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How to get started knife making

How to get started knife making

July 26, 2021

When it comes to starting out knifemaking the supplies you use are absolutely critical to a producing a functional knife or collectors item that you or your customers will feel proud to own. This guide it break down what you don't know and put you on the path of discovery so you master the craft. This will cover everything from abrasives to the right people to watch to common equipment used in knifemaking. 

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Ceramic Sanding Belt Speed EXPLAINED

Ceramic Sanding Belt Speed EXPLAINED

February 15, 2021

The speed that your sanding belt is running on your belt sander can affect the workpiece as well as the belt itself. Running your belt sander at the right speed can make all the difference for your finish as well as the longevity and performance of the sanding belt. Before we get into what belt speeds are recommended for different materials such as aluminum oxide or ceramic, we first need to get into some basic math.

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