1/2" x 18" 80 - 36 Grits Revolutionary Cubitron II Abrasive
Hands down the fastest cutting, longest lasting belt for stainless steel on the market.
3M's top-of-the-line belt for stainless steel, aluminum, and softer metal applications.
These belts average up to 30% faster cutting on hard-to-grind metals than the next-best competitive belt.
Made using 3M's breakthrough Cubitron II grain abrasive, this belt cuts faster, and increases productivity compared to other leading ceramic belts.
Lasts up to 4 times as long as conventional ceramic/aluminum oxide belts.
Cubitron II is a revolutionary 3M precision-shaped ceramic grain technology.
It is engineered with mineral crystals that are sharp-edged, fast-cutting, and shaped like pyramids which are electrostatically oriented so they point upwards - like sharp peaks. The peaks act like individual cutting tools - slicing through metal, wearing evenly, running cooler, and providing super-long life and cutting consistency.
Mineral breakdown is optimized because, instead of getting rounded as they wear, the pyramids continuously fracture to form brand new, sharp, cutting edges maximizing performance and belt life.
By contrast, conventional ceramic abrasive grain is irregular in shape. Instead of a clean slicing action, the grain "plows" through the metal, causing heat build up, slower cutting and shorter life. See illustration at left.
Runs cooler diverts heat from the workpiece and belt to the swarf
Helps eliminate burnishing and heat stress
Note - "+" grits indicate abrasive particles of the specified grade, and finer