I have a small 1x30 belt sander and I am looking to buy a range of intro belts to start working on knife projects. I also got my aluminum heat diffuser in, but it seriously needs the edge taken off of it. It's really sharp; sharper than an OOTB Henkels
I know there are a lot of people who use various belts and have preferences. Does anyone have recommendations for a good set of belts for dealing with wood handles and some metal work such as rounding spines, refinishing blades, and some sharpening? And of course chamfering my aluminum heat diffuser edges is another project.
For wood I have seen members here mention J-flex, Aluminum Oxide, and Zirconia. And for metal I see references to Silicon Carbide, 3M gators (Trizac), and Scotchbrite.
Of course grit suggestions would be helpful too. I am sure there are some elaborate sanding regimes out there.