i'm trying to get a couple to try out here but our local Norton dealers are pretty slow.
i had to tell them about the Blaze belts before they got any.
when you get your stock,if possible,please try out the Blue Fire and let us know.
When I was at Johnny and Harveys class the other day a tru-grit rep came by and gave a demo talked about them a little they are an in between belt just a little cheaper than the blaze but more than the regular blue, I think I will stick with the blaze.
I've used these belts a few times now. They are a pretty good blue zirc belt, especially for the money. I'd say overall, they are on the better side of the middle of the road belts for quality and belt life. Better than any blue zirc belts I've tried so far. They don't grind as fast as the blaze or other ceramics for heavy stock removal and don't last as long.
Ive been using the 120 grit to clean up my blades after HT and they work great for that. I use the 60 and 80 grits for cleaning up profiles and rough shaping handles. They last pretty good on wood, it seems, without loading up too bad.
I have several gritts 120 220 and they perform pretty good for a cheap belt . I have used them on steel but very little , I mostly use them on wood. The belts I like better are klingspore yellow zirconia because the backing stretches and allows for contouring handles excellent the blue belts dont stretch as much . Kellyw