|Review by Mark Davisson||posted 12-22-2013 07:03 PM||2241 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
First, I’m sorry about the photo. Sandpaper is not extremely photogenic.
I’m a fan of Allan Little’s “AskWoodMan” YouTube channel. He talked me into paying the premium price for this product a little over a year ago. I ordered 6 sheets (9X11) of 5 different grits (80, 100, 120, 150, 180 and 220) at just under $1 per sheet. I created a sanding station using 1/4 sheet of each grit. My intention for this station was to sand long strips of walnut and oak picture frame stock by “rubbing” them across the fixed 1/4 sheets of paper, sequentially, from lowest to highest grits. And it works beautifully.
At $1 per sheet, I feared that my idea would get costly. But, of the 6 sheets of each grit originally purchased, I still have 5-3/4 sheets of each grit unused. After a year and probably 100 different pieces of 4’ (more or less) frame stock – plus numerous other edge sanding tasks for other projects – I’m still on the original quarter sheets! At this rate my original purchase will last at least 24 years.
The sandpaper is made in Germany on industrial e-weight paper. As far as I know, Allen is the only distributor in the U.S.
It’s available only in sheets. The only way this could be any better would be for them to also manufacture it for my ROS.
Edit: I should add that $1 per sheet might not be the highest price in the marketplace for sandpaper. It’s the highest I’ve seen, however.
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