Alright, I was visiting the company headquarters last year. While wandering through headquarters trying to get back to my car I happened accross the company store. In the back corner was a set of wire shelves loaded top to bottom with stacks of sandpaper. With a price at 2cent per sheet or 200 for 1$ (Something like that) I quickly grabbed a massive 3-4 inch pile of sheets. They also had some sandpaper for 5” orbital disc sanders. They were 4$ per case. Can’t beat that price! I quickly grabbed a case and headed out.
Now I knew all this was a good deal because it was a cast off from the manufacturing process so something isn’t quite right. But we make really high end sandpaper, you don’t roll into the building center and pick this stuff up, it is a prmium brand and is normally priced much higher than your average sandpaper.
I’m currently refinishing a rocking chair that was rescued from the roadside, it was time to go to 200. I finally got to open my new case of what I thought was 200 grit sanding discs to finish off some of the larger spots. Pull our the first sheet and realize something is wrong….it feels like wax paper. A close inspection of a few other sheets shows the same thing. (Would they really sell employees sandpaper without the sand?) I examined the case and realized what I thought was 600 units of 200 grit was actually 200 of 600 grit. 600 grit? Really? I didn’t know there was such a thing. A quick search at my local home building center showed a finest grit of 240 available. I’ve purchased 360 at a marine store to wet sand my boat once before. But this is twice as fine….So this whole experience has raised a few questions….
1. Who uses 600 grit sandpaper? And what are they using it for?
2. What am I going to do with a lifetime supply of this stuff?