2" x 72" Surface Conditioning (Non-Woven) Belts
What are non-woven belts?
Non-woven belts are made of an abrasive impregnated nylon material that is often used for the scratch pattern it leaves. It leaves a very uniform scratch pattern typically used in applications where a satin finish is desired.
Tips to use surface conditioning belts?
- Light to moderate pressure pressure is recommended for most of the material grades. Keep in mind, a lighter hand may be needed on the coarse grade as it can remove significant material if used too firmly.
What is the grit equivalent of the different grades of Surface Conditioning?
Keep in mind these recommendations are guidelines: the actual non-woven material is not officially rated in terms of grit. However, these recommendations match our (and customers experience) of what to expect.
Coarse: 40 to 60 grit
Medium: 80 to 120 grit
Very Fine: 150 to 180 grit
Ultrafine: 220 grit
- These leather strops are used with polishing compound to finish the sharpening and edge of the knife. Typically these belts last a very long time and most knife makers only have one for each type of compound they finish with—often settling on one single compound and belt to finish their edge.