Recommendations are as follows. If you are thinking about going outside of these parameters, please check with our technical department first.
For all portable belts, #4 is 1st choice and #3 is 2nd choice/ for glass belts.
All Dynafile belts only use #4 joint.
Intermediate belts (This includes backstand grinders and lever stroke sanders)
- Cloth: #4 joint is 1st choice and T joint is 2nd choice if #4 joint fails/fine grits
- Paper: #4 joint is 1st choice and #1 joint is 2nd choice for fine grits only
All pump sleeves only use #1 joint.
Mold sanders use #6 as first choice and #5 as 2nd choice.
Edge Sanding uses #4 joint as 1st choice, #2 joint as 2nd choice*, and #5 joint as 3rd choice.
*2nd choice is an option for fine grits only. Designations are based on grits 150 and finer.
See also: Belt Joints >>