Save Old Sanding Belts to use on Sleeveless Drums
The next time you tear or damage one of your sanding belts, don't toss it—recycle it. If the grit on the sanding belt still has some life left in it, cut the belt into pieces that fit onto your sanding drums. Cloth-backed belts hold up longer than the thinner sandpaper normally used on these drums. With the recycled belts, you'll spend more time sanding and less time changing torn sandpaper on the drum.
—Brian Schaible, Loveland, Colo.