|Review by Purrmaster||posted 04-08-2014 04:46 AM||3331 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
This review for the coarse grade of sanding sponges. They are sold in packs of ten at Harbor Freight. I was over there and needed to sand some curved pieces so I picked some up. I also got some Norton 60 grit sponges elsewhere so I was able to do a direct comparison. I’ve also used 3M’s sponges in the past.
Harbor Freight doesn’t specify the grit but I’d say it’s between 60 and 80 grit.
I wasn’t expecting much from these sponges. I’ve used Harbor Freight’s sandpaper and sanding discs before and those products are terrible.
As the title says, I was pleasantly surprised. They are on par with the 3M and Norton sponges. They cut just as quickly and last a surprisingly long time. And since they are $6 for 10 sponges you can afford to toss them when they wear out.
I read a previous review on Lumberjocks for Harbor Freight’s sanding sponges and I haven’t run into the problems the other reviewer did. The sponges haven’t shed grit nor have they fallen apart. Perhaps Harbor Freight improved them recently.
I haven’t used Harbor Freight’s medium or fine sponges, so I can’t speak to their utility.
If I need a bunch of sanding sponges again I’ll pick up some more of these.