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SKU 7100244937
Legacy SKU 60440406407
UPC 00638060885581
Product Number 997F

3M Cubitron II Cloth Belt 997F was designed to tackle your toughest, high-pressure applications on metals like stainless steel, cobalt chrome and nickel alloys.

  • Lasts up to 2x as long as conventional abrasives
  • ZF-weight backing ideal for high-pressure applications
  • Reduces changeouts and downtime in robotic and pressure-assisted applications
  • Grinding aid incorporated on the disc reduces heat
  • Belt can be run wet or dry
  • Revolutionary 3M Precision Shaped Grain technology provides fast cut and long life
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Weight 19.665 lb
Length 14.08976 in
Width 14.00984 in
Height 11.51969 in


  1. What is the maximum speed that this belt can operate on?

    The 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Belt 997F, 36+ YF-weight, can safely operate at speeds of up to 6,000 SFPM (Surface Feet Per Minute).

  2. How durable is this cloth belt compared to others in its class?

    Our cubitron technology enables our products to last exceptionally longer than other ceramic abrasive products. This makes it ideal for tough grinding applications such as those found in metalworking industries.

  3. Is this product suitable for hand sanding or just machine sanding?

    These belts are designed specifically for use with machines like a backstand or bench-top grinder. Using them by hand may cause serious injuries and damage due to excessive force applied on limited surface area.

  4. Can I expect some level of flexibility while using these belts?

    Yes, our Film-lok backing allows the belts to flex and move easily which ensures consistent pressure distribution across the workpiece.

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3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use.  Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice.  Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage.  For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.
Cut Fast with 3M Precision Shaped Grain

3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Belt 997F is an abrasive that has all the unique benefits of Cubitron™ II abrasives. It has a fast cut rate, long service life, less heat stress, and 3M Precision-Shaped Grain. The triangular-shaped 3M Precision-Shaped Grain is a revolutionary advancement in abrasive technology that slices through the substrate. This results in a cloth belt that lasts up to 2x as long as conventional abrasives. The ZF-weight backing on Cloth Belt 997F sets it apart.

Weighted Backing for High-Pressure Applications

ZF-weight backings are less flexible than other backings but heavier. The weightiness of the backing enhances the abrasive's durability. 3M chose a ZF-weight backing for this abrasive, so it would be able to withstand high-pressure grinding applications. It is especially suited for heavy-duty stock removal on stainless steel, cobalt chrome, and nickel alloys. It also features a grinding aid, which is an added coating that helps the abrasive run cooler against the workpiece.

Ideal for Robotic Grinding and Degating

For medium and high-pressure applications like robotic grinding, it's important to choose a premium abrasive belt like the fast-cutting, long-lasting 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Belt 997F. The mineral in the belt continually fractures into sharp edges to keep cutting through the life of the belt, reducing changeouts and downtime in robotic cells. This helps maximize the efficiency of the cell, allowing you to produce more parts per belt.

Do More in Less Time

Cubitron™ II Cloth Belt 997F has 3M™ Abrasive Grain, a proprietary 3M mineral. This mineral is chemically engineered with a unique "stay sharp" crystalline structure that continually reveals fresh cutting edges on the surface of the workpiece. It ensures an exceptionally fast and sustained cut. Formed through a proprietary process to enhance toughness and hardness of the grain, 3M Precision-Shaped Grain abrasives offer a longer service life than non-ceramic abrasives. 3M products enable operators to do more work in less time for significant gains in productivity.

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