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Forum topic by DaveH posted 10-10-2009 05:52 AM 3019 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DaveH

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10-10-2009 05:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander question

I’m looking for a source for 1/4 sheet non-adhesive paper with holes that will fit a a Bosch 1297DK sander. I want to buy the paper in larger packs that 5.

Any ideas?

By the way…This is a great sander! I would highly recommend it. The paper change out is probably the easiest of the 1/4 sheet sanders.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”


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#1 posted 10-10-2009 11:24 AM

A neat jig was posted on LJ that you can use to quickly cut full sheets into 1/4 sheets.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10010

If you go that way you can buy any sandpaper you want in almost any quantity you want

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 09:57 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping for 1/4 sheets pre-punched for dust collection. I can’t even find a source for Bosch 1/4 sheets that have pre-punched holes. I’ve tried punching the holes myself with the included punch press but have not been pleased with the results.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 04:51 PM

My Riged sander has a punch that puts holes in the paper. You can also buy a hollow punch. I think it might be called a gasket punch set. I’ve gotten them at Harbor Freight.

If you had a wooden jig with holes that you could place the punch in the right place. You could punch a stack at the same time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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