There's a unique product category that floats around when you're looking at abrasives: "J-Flex". But, What are J-Flex sanding belts? Do they cost more? Is it worth it?
Simply put, Hermes' J-Flex belts are specially-made belts constructed to last longer because they resist heating more than other sanding belts and because they are backed with fabric which will resist higher-pressure. Heating (as some of you may have experienced) may cause discoloration of steel and can also kill a sanding belt very quickly. Hermes puts it this way:
J-Flex Sanding Belt Benefits
Highly economical due to low overall grinding costs
Low grinding temperatures due to additional cooling additives (up to +220)
Tear resistant backing in the transverse direction, reduces risk of belt breakage on robotic applications
The low-strain backing ensures belt runs smoothly
High adaptability to contours due to flexible synthetic fabric combined with a high elasticity
So here's the good news for you: join our mailing list (bottom of homepage) today and you save 5% on all of your purchases from now on! It's the perfect opportunity to try Hermes Abrasives' J-Flex sanding belts out for yourself and see the difference.
Aluminum Oxide(RB) and Ceramic(CR) J-Flex Sanding Belts currently on sale:
What's the difference between the ceramic j-flex sanding belts and the aluminum oxide j-flex belts? Hands down, at the end of the day if you tend to press harder on your belts when you work, you need j-flex. Now, you may run into our 36 grit j-flex aluminum oxide sanding belt.... but don't even think about using it in your early-stage/stock removal phase. As of the date of this article, I have not met anyone who goes that route. USE CERAMIC j-flex belts for your stock removal!
Check out these deals on J-Flex sanding belts and others by visiting our online sanding belt store.
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