|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 04-06-2012 08:32 AM||2772 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Home Depot switched from Norton 3X to Freud abrasive products. I have tried the 120 grit and 150 grit 5” hook and loop disks, and they work very well. The ceramic blend of abrasives keeps cutting upwards of an hour of continuous sanding. I change them out of habbit, but they look like new and are still making sawdust. I didn’t have any disks come loose from either my Bosch or Dewalt sanders. The disks do not load up with dust like some brands. Cost is cheap – a 50 count package is only $20. My only complaint is the “One size fits none” universal hole pattern. They designed it to fit both 5 and 8 hole pattern sanders. I noticed a little more dust in the air, thus the 4 star rating. If they offer this in an 8 hole pattern to fit my sanders, it would be great.
Also tried the freud 36 grit 4”x24” belt on my oscillating spindle sander. It worked well too, and it simply did not load up or clog like the garnet paper does. Very aggressive, which is just what I wanted for rough shaping.
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