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Posted on What is the advantage of garnet sandpaper?

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 08:53 AM

Garnet is a natural abrasive that is still commonly used in woodworking. It is not friable like Aluminum Oxide and tends to wear out a lot faster. This is not necessarily a detriment since garnet will produce a smoother surface than aluminum oxide of the same grit number. It will however cut slower than its stronger cousin will. Garnet is also an excellent choice for a final sanding paper. It has the tendency to burnish, or seal off a wood’s grain. This allows pigmented stains to penetrate woods such as birch, pine, or lauan, more evenly.

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