Consistent, Reliable Performance
Fast-cutting aluminum oxide abrasive grains are resin-bonded to a durable X-weight polyester cloth backing to provide you with continuous cut and long-life performance necessary for more aggressive sanding applications. For finishing on metal, the closed coat construction offers a consistent, fine finish, and is suitable for producing a grain pattern. The backing is waterproof to support both wet and dry applications.
Fast-Cutting Grain with Durable Construction
Aluminum oxide mineral is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate, durability, and long life. It can be used on a wide variety of materials in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys, and is the most commonly used industrial abrasive. The abrasive particles are adhered to the cloth backing with resin, creating a strong bond that withstands high heat and pressure.
Abrasive belts come in many different widths and lengths and are used on a variety of different belt sanding tools for many different applications on both wood and metal. At 3M we offer a broad selection of belts to fit most any industrial belt sander. Wider belts are used with wide belt sanders to dimension or finish wood panels, smooth rough cut edges of metal sheets, or add a grain pattern to stainless steel sheets. Medium-width belts fit onto edge sanders for sanding flat, narrow surfaces such as panel edges; and narrow belts are used with portable belt sanders for sanding or blending wood pieces such as cabinet doors.
3M Engineered for Optimal Performance
3M Abrasives engineers know abrasive belt construction. For more than 100 years 3M has been a leading abrasive supplier of the metalworking and woodworking industries. We offer a complete line of high quality metalworking abrasive solutions to meet your tough jobs. 3M engineers developed 3M™ Cloth Belt 384F with increased cut and durability for top performance on general purpose sanding and grinding applications. It is yet another example of how 3M science provides improved solutions for industrial applications.
- Polyester waterproof backing holds up for wet and dry applications
- X-weight cloth backing withstands heavy sanding and grinding
- Resin bond withstands high heat and pressure
- Premium aluminum oxide abrasive mineral offers improved performance and performs well on many substrates