EKA1000, Antistatic Aluminum Oxide, Paper Backed, Cost-Effective Abrasive Belts for Softwood and Hardwood Finishing, Grits #50 - #400

by Uneeda

EKA1000 - E/F Weight (Paper Backing), Aluminum Oxide, Semi-Open Coating, Royal Blue Color for Softwood and Hardwood applications.

While paper backing is the lightest and most widely used option, it is also the weakest of the backing materials used for coated abrasives. The benefit of that being that it's usually the most affordable option available. Paper products are generally ideal for flat sanding applications and will often provide the best finish. And, while paper can be somewhat flexible at lighter weights, allowing it to match the contours of a workpiece, it can also be prone to tears, making it potentially less suitable for certain applications.

Abrasives with an antistatic coat are primarily used for woodworking. They prevent the build-up of electrostatic charge so that the grinding dust does not adhere to the workpiece or the machine.

Available grits: #50, #60, #80, #100, #120, #150, #180, #220, #240, #280, #320, #400

Best case applications

  • Softwoods, Hardwoods, Veneer, Polyester, Lacquer/Sealer Woodworking
  • Light to medium sanding applications (like cork, wood, lacquers and textiles)
  • Used primarily for finishing
  • Wide Belts
  • Narrow Belts


  • Less expensive than cloth backed belt materials
  • Creates a good finish
  • Creates less heat and friction
  • Antistatic technology
  • Longest abrasive life
  • Reduced clogging
  • Universal application


  • More prone to tearing and ripping than cloth-backed abrasives
  • Cannot be used for wet applications unless specifically treated

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