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GENERAL WOODWORKING REFERENCE CHARTS

Woodworking Grit Sequences for Wide Belt Sanding

Possible Sequence #1                24         50         80         120       150       180       220

Possible Sequence #2                24         60         100       150       180       220

Possible Sequence #3                36         60         100       120       180       220

Possible Sequence #4                40         80         120       150       180       220      

Variables for selection of proper grit sequence include knowing the surface roughness before sanding, the type of wood and shape of workpiece and the desired final finish. 

Oak Veneer                               120       150

Walnut Veneer                           120       180

Mahogany & Veneer                   150       220

Cherry Veneer                            150       220

Solid Oak                                   80         120

*Above reflect standard 2 head set up.

Stock Removal and Depth of Scratch for Wide Belt Sanding Operations

Average Stock Removal (Dept of Cut)

Grit Size                      Depth of Cut

 36                               .060” - .045”

 60                               .035” - .045”

 80                               .020” - .030”

100                              .015” - .020”

120                              .010” - .012”

150                              .006” - .008”

180                              .004” - .005”

220                              .003” - .004”

Average Depth of Scratch

Grit Size                      Depth of Scratch

 36                               .028” - .030”

 60                               .025” - .022”

 80                               .015” - .018”

100                              .010” - .012”

120                              .008” - .010”

150                              .005” - .006”

180                              .004” - .005”

220                              .003” - .004”

 

Values listed here are averages only, based on sanding hardwoods with a three-head wide belt sander.  


 

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