use a lapping machine for the initial flattening of freshly heat
treated blades or "irons" for hand planes. These are O-1 tool steel
hardened and tempered to RC 62 and have some distortion from heat
treating. We've searched for a couple years for an alternative abrasive
disc for use with our lapping machine. While the proprietary discs
available for the machine are good discs, they're outrageously
We've tried discs from a number of sources and the
Blue Film Backed Abrasive PSA Discs from Abrasive Resource are the best
we've found. The film backing doesn't distort or roll ahead of the steel
being flattened, the abrasive film stays flat. The aluminum oxide
abrasive is long lasting, very nearly as long as the ceramic abrasive of
the proprietary discs from the lapping machine manufacturer.
adhesive on the discs from Abrasive Resource is superior to the
adhesive on the proprietary discs. It's tenacious enough to hold the
discs in place but also allows easy and quick replacement of discs. The
proprietary discs required the discs be heated for removal and residual
adhesive had to be removed with a solvent.
We find the Blue Film
Backed Abrasive discs from abrasive resource to be of very good quality,
economical for us to use, and labor saving as well."
Eureka Springs, AR
blue film sanding discs are really, really outstanding in finishing
grits (P800-P2000). It's stearate system is simply fantastic which makes
this product highly resistant to loading. I have used 3M 260L forever,
and this blue film is superior to it."
have been buying our grinding supplies from Abrasive Resource for over
10 years. When I took over purchasing in 1997, Debbie from your company
taught me the in's and out's of the many different grinding products
that are related to our company. I have added Timesaver belts and
Dynafile belts to the list of products we currently buy because of the
cost savings Abrasive Resource was able to provide. I just wanted to let
you know what an asset Debbie has been to our company with her
knowledge of the abrasive industry. Thank-you!"
our original grinding belts were discontinued, you went out of your way
finding me comparable samples. The pricing pretty much stayed the same
or even cheaper than the originals. You understood the quality of belt I
needed and wasn't pushy like most salesmen tend to be. Thank-you."
Automotive Parts Manufacturer
"Abrasive Resource has good products at fair prices...we will continue to order from you!"
St. Paul, MN
been buying from you for several years now and I just want you to know
that I've always received my sanding belts at reasonable prices with
good, fast service from a friendly customer service person. Thanks!"
Auto Glass Installer
do want to thank you for your professionalism and quality product. I
have been looking for a quality sander belt at an affordable price and
could never seem to get both together... until I found you, Abrasive
Resource. I look forward to future business with you and will recommend
you to anybody looking for quality abrasive products."
Solid Surface Fabricator
Twin Falls, ID
sales rep is 'always' friendly. She knows the products I use, how often
I order them and the quantity I need without my having to look up
numbers in the catalog or old invoices."
order from Abrasive Resource because I do not have to wait for my
product. When I order the product it gets to my shop at a reasonable
time and the quality has been very good!"
"You usually have everything I need in stock PLUS fast turn-around for the abrasives not in stock -- Thank you!"
Architectural Sheet Metal
like the sandpaper I have been ordering from you better than any other
sandpaper I have ever used. I make the most expensive rocking chairs in
the country, perhaps in the world. I recently sold two for $27,000
apiece. In my shop I currently have 11 different sanders including 4
Festool, 5 Porter Cable, a Delta and a Makita. I have tried perhaps 10
different major company abrasives and none are as good as the Blue
"Thank you! You had the belt sizes I was looking for where I couldn't find anywhere else!"
Show Low, AZ
"Great pricing and good delivery times are a bonus in today's market. Thanks!"
Air Cleaner Manufacturer
a great company. When we had a deburring problem you talked with our
purchasing department AND the lead person from our deburring department.
You helped us fix our problem and were happy to help us!"
Metal Fab Shop
Maple Grove, MN
"Abrasive Resource's staff is very friendly and answers questions right away!"
"Our delivery always comes when we are told we would have it!"
Custom Woodworking Shop