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Posted in response to Dressing Diamond Sanding Disks? from Thomas Morrow on December 14, 2007 at 18:37:28:

Re: Dressing Diamond Sanding Disks?

Hello Tom, When you reorder you may want to try 3M cloth diamond belts. You can buy them from Hillas Packaging's web site at wholesale prices. While they too will need a little dressing time to get broken in, they do seem to have a smooth consistent surface. But honestly for opal, turquoise and other soft stones I'd stick to silicon carbide belts. And just in case anyone is interested a good source for silicon carbide belts is Klingspor Abrasives out of Hickory, NC. They have SC belts available with various weight cloth backings and grits as fine as 800 gt but you'll have to buy at least a whole box of 10 of any one grit.

From Larry Cashatt - January 26, 2008 at 22:04:05

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