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3M™ Whitewood Finishing Processing utilizing a Wide Belt Sander

 
3M(TM) Application Whitewood Finishing Process Wide Belt Sander
3M(TM) Application Whitewood Finishing Process Wide Belt Sander
When preparing whitewood for final finish, 3M™ offers you the right abrasive belt for your wide belt sander.
Wide belt sanding is the process for sanding relatively level work pieces like doors, face frames and panels. Wide belt sanders range from single head to multiple heads with top and bottom functional capabilities.

The purpose of the roughing grade is to remove stock and come to a uniform dimension, leaving just enough material to develop the final finish.

The purpose of a finishing grade is to remove all previous grade scratches.

The below process will focus on a two head machine.

Suggested stock removal for a 2-head wide belt machine is a ratio of 70% then 30%.

NOTE: There should be no more than a one-grade jump between roughing and the next grade size (80-120 or 120-180).

Please note that all processes recommended on our website are an excellent starting point for rapidly achieving good finish results. However every application is unique so please 3M Technical Support at 1-888-745-4324 to discuss your specific application.
  • STEP ONE
    Dimension your panel to desired thickness using wide belt abrasives in grades 80 and P120 (depending on the amount of material that needs to be removed). Based on your preference, choose a sequence of either paper or cloth wide belts.
  • STEP TWO
    (Optional) Refine the finish using wide belt abrasives in grades P180 and P220.
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3M IDMarketplace Formal NameGradeWidthLength
604402183073M™ Paper Belt 966UZ, 52 in x 103 in P120F-weight, 5 per caseP12052 Inch103 Inch  
604402162853M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 36 in x 75 in P180 F-weight, 5 per caseP18036 Inch75 Inch  
604402159803M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 36 in x 75 in P120 F-weight, 5 per caseP12036 Inch75 Inch  
604402182083M™ Paper Belt 966UZ, 52 in x 103 in P150 F-weight, 5 per caseP15052 Inch103 Inch  
604402161293M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 52 in x 103 in P100 F-weight, 5 per caseP10052 Inch103 Inch  
604402182653M™ Paper Belt 966UZ, 52 in x 103 in P100F-weight, 5 per caseP10052 Inch103 Inch  
604402160463M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 52 in x 103 in P180 F-weight, 5 per caseP18052 Inch103 Inch  
604402159493M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 52 in x 103 in P120 F-weight, 5 per caseP12052 Inch103 Inch  
604402182163M™ Paper Belt 966UZ, 52 in x 103 in P180 F-weight, 5 per caseP18052 Inch103 Inch  
604402160043M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 52 in x 103 in P150 F-weight, 5 per caseP15052 Inch103 Inch  
604402159233M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 52 in x 103 in P100 F-weight, 5 per caseP10052 Inch103 Inch  
604402159153M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 36 in x 75 in P100 F-weight, 5 per caseP10036 Inch75 Inch  
604402181583M™ Paper Belt 966UZ, 36 in x 75 in P150 F-weight, 5 per caseP15036 Inch75 Inch  
604402159983M™ Paper Belt 364UZ, 36 in x 75 in P150 F-weight, 5 per caseP15036 Inch75 Inch  
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Specifications

Application CategoryBelt Sanding
ApplicationsWide Belt Sanding
Backing MaterialPaper
Backing WeightF Weight
Brand3M™
Coat TypeClosed Coat, Open Coat
ColorMaroon, Purple
Converted FormWide & Flat Finishing Belt
Equipment - MachinesWide Belt Sanders
GradeP150, P120, P180, P100
IndustriesWoodworking
Length75 Inch, 103 Inch
Length (Metric)2616.2 mm, 1905 mm
Mineral TypeCeramic, Aluminum Oxide
PositionBest, Better
Primary ApplicationWoodworking, Composite & Advanced Materials
Product FormBelt
Splice TypeFilm Media Splice, Sine Wave Splice
Sub IndustriesPrimary Wood and Panel Processing
SubstratesSoftwood, Hardwood
Width36 Inch, 52 Inch
Width (Metric)1320.8 mm, 914.4 mm