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09-27-2009 05:59 AM
I have searched and searched the internet and cannot find one bad issue about Klingspor sandpaper. I assume my experience then is isolated. I bought a 26” steel city used, in new condition though. The owner had the infeed drum wrapped with new 80 grit paper made by “deer”. The outfeed drum with 120 made by “deer”. The 120 was slick and well worn because he pulled it out of the trash can and installed it just to demo the sander for me. I have 35 doors/panels that were coming up and thus my desire to get some good paper and I prefer to buy in bulk and wholesale. We do about 1 kitchen per month or so. This month we actually have 3 kitchens on schedule and about 120 total doors. A wide drum sander was a must!
Well, the klingspor sand paper finally arrived on friday. The 35 panels all glued up and just anxious to be sanded. Today on Saturday, I spent my whole day simply being tormented with this klingspor sandpaper. The sander worked awesome, sanding all my panels completely flat front and back. Simply awesome! I did however go through 1/2 of a 25 meter roll of 120 klingspore sand paper. The klingspore sand paper was cut the same width as the deer sandpaper so I could use the old sandpaper as a template. I will say the deer sandpaper was 3 times as heavy as the klingspor. The klingspor paper felt like printer paper compared to the deer sandpaper. The first 5 wraps just kept breaking after a couple of passes of the wood. Gray tape and a piece of non skid tape finally did the trick in keeping the sand paper from tearing off of the drum. But then the paper would only last long enough to sand two panels, then it was finished. The front drum with ‘deer’ paper lasted the whole 35 panels, showed minimal wear and never threatened to loosen up or rip off.
There may possibly be some user error here and I will accept fault as needed but the noticeable quality difference between the ‘deer’ sand paper and the klingspor sand paper is undeniable. The ‘deer’ paper is literally 3 times as thick as the klingspor. My problem is I have 2 25 meter rolls of Klingspor junk that is useless to me that I spent near 100.00 for. We are not filthy rich and with two small children throwing away 100.00 really hurts. This next week I am going to be looking for a local provider for the ‘deer’ sand paper. The klinspor paper I think was ps22 or something like that.
Any suggestions or experience with this problem.