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    They are an amazing tool for metal work.

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    I would surmise that in most cases the belt sander should not be needed. The gaffs on the Climb Rights were like stubs and I just got tired of filing right damn quick. I tried using a soft grinding pad but the grinder was to fast and started showing blue almost immediately which is a no go. 120 grit on a 4x36 belt sander worked great, RPM's were slow enough that metal didn't color and the flat surface made it easy to keep gaff flat and even. Now that the profile has been set I hope I never have to do that again, a file for touch up should suffice.

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    I've only ever used a flat file.

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    Yeah, the profile of the spike seemed screwy, they needed some metal removed to make it more like what you see on Buckingham or bashlin gaffs.

    Old boss of mine used a belt sander to do chipper knives, they turned out really good too. A standing machine, not a handheld one.

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