|Review by David Grimes||posted 06-26-2011 10:51 AM||5345 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
- 3M Sandblaster Holder and Pre-cut Sandpaper Sheets
- Brand: 3M | Category: Sanders
I picked this 3M Sandblaster holder and one box each of 80, 120, and 220 grit up a few months ago at one of the big box stores on an impulse because my guys go through the sanding sponge blocks like addicts. But I took it home to give it a try first since I was ripping a lot of 3/8” plywood on the table saw (and then to length on the sliding miter saw). I used this to sand over the cut edges very quickly.
It was handy. Not miraculous, of course, but very handy. Comfortable to hold and use. I especially liked the ability to move the handle around to different angles. It has twelve pre-set position spots that require just moving the handle to one of, yet it will remain in that position even during quite spirited sanding.
The paper is pre-cut to the required 1 1/4” x 5 1/2”, but after quick and easy tool-less installation the working surface is 1 1/4” x 4 1/2”.
Since that first use, I keep it next to my rubber sanding block and a couple of 3M sanding sponge blocks, yet every time I need to sand anything I keep going back to these.
I highly recommend them… for what they are they do a great job and the ergonomics of small hand sanding is improved. The sander is about $6 and the packs of sandpaper (each with 8 sheets) are around $5 or so.
Give ‘em a try.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia