|Review by paxorion||posted 04-22-2013 01:07 AM||1900 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I wanted to post a quick review of the Harbor Freight Aluminum Oxide Sanding Sponges. I purchased a set of coarse, medium, and fine sanding sponges for $2.50 per pack of 10 (total cost was $7.50), using a coupon I found in Wood Magazine. All recent coupons for this item has been at $3.50 per pack of 10. My logic was, why not take a chance for what I might spend on lunch while the coupon is still valid.
My first usage of the coarse grit could only be described as “epic fail”. While the sanding action did take care of knocking down a few high spots on the hard maple cutting board I was working on, the wood dust was mixed too perfectly with the black grit material that started falling off. I don’t doubt that I had expected some of the grit material to fall off, but there was quite a bit more than I had expected.
Maybe there will come a point when loose grit will be done for and the sponges will stop shedding, but I’m not holding my breath. And while I won’t be rushing back to return the sanding sponges to recoup my $7.50 for a celebratory McDonald’s extra value meal , I think I will relegate them for some skill-builder pine or paint projects I have on the horizon.