Personally, I have never been able to get just one smooth facit all the way across the tools with a belt sander. Therefore, I bought an 8" slow speed grinder with 80 grit and 120 grit wheels. To this I attached a Wolverine sharpening system and am able to get a smooth facit with extended grinding. At the price of tools, less grinding is more cost effective. Most times, all I have to do is a one pass touchup, before getting back to work.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"