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Review by GaryK posted 2386 days ago 2534 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
The best sanders you will ever use. The best sanders you will ever use. No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I first saw these at a woodworking in California about 8-9 years ago and bought a set that included three
grits. I was first attracted by the way they sanded endgrain. Using the coarse grit you can sand a 1/4”
radius on the end of a 2×4 in about 30 seconds. They are incredible. They work best on the edges of
wood but can also be used on flat surfaces.

They have a sanding surface made of tungsten carbide and will almost last you a lifetime. After 8-9 years the
center of my fine grit one is clogged beyond repair. The medium and coarse grit are still going strong.

They each come with a brass brush for cleaning them, and it stores in the handle which also fits perfectly
in your hand.

Since then, they have been bought put by Midwest Products which is basically a wooden model company
and not into woodworking or furniture, so you don’t see them advertised to us.

I bought another set, not only to replace the fine grit one, but to have another meduim and coarse grit ones
laying around so I don’t have too far to go to reach one. I use them on every project I make.

The set of three inculding shipping costs less than $26, but will last you years!
The best price I have found is from here:

http://h1072840.hobbyshopnow.com/products/description.asp?prod=MID1130

You can’t go wrong with these and I would VERY highly recommend them.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX




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RobS

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#1 posted 2386 days ago

Hmm, I’ll have to check them out. I swear by those foam sanding blocks, always keeping them handy, these seem to be a few steps above.. Thanks!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 2386 days ago

Thnks for that Gary. It these secrets that take a lot of the pain out of woodworking.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2386 days ago

Thanks, Gary. For such a small amount of money and your glowing recommendation, I will definitely order a set of these.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Tim Pursell

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#4 posted 2386 days ago

This is a perfect example of why I love this site. I bought & tried a simmilar product for use on a ROS. They tore up the wood so bad, skipped around, clogged up and generaly were a total waste of $’s. I swore I’d never try the carbide “sandpaper” ever again. Gary is well respected here & if he says they work then I’ll have to give them a try. Thanks.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 2386 days ago

I like the idea Gary. Can you add a photo of an opened one?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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GaryK

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#6 posted 2386 days ago

Good idea Grumpy. I should have thought of that.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2386 days ago

Good review Gary. It is so refreshing to hear about a product that is low in cost AND work well – the fact that it will last almost indefinitely is frosting on the cake. Good review and thanks for sharing your bounty.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Blake

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#8 posted 2386 days ago

Interesting. Never heard of them. I would like to try these.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 2386 days ago

Hey Gary;

How do you plug em in?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#10 posted 2386 days ago

Thanks Gary, I’ll check ‘em out.

-- --Chuck

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GaryK

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#11 posted 2386 days ago

Lee – I guess I forget to mention that the power cord was inside, huh?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 2385 days ago

Great review Gary. I’ll definitely have to pick up a set!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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sharad

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#13 posted 2384 days ago

Nice review.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 2384 days ago

Thanks for the review Gary.

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#15 posted 2383 days ago

Gary,

Do you have any idea how they compare with a Shinto rasp? I just got one and I really like it.

Alin

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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