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Forum topic by Shane posted 09-23-2015 02:49 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shane

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09-23-2015 02:49 PM

I want to put together a sanding kit with all relevant grits between 60 and 220 and buy the sheets in bulk. Where would you recommend looking? (Yes I googled it, but I wasn’t able to find what I wanted)


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bandit571

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#1 posted 09-23-2015 03:10 PM

Klingspor. They should have the box loads you want…

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#2 posted 09-23-2015 03:13 PM

+1 to Klingspor. They have 50 packs of discs for ROS for $10. Bought a bunch from them earlier this year.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 09-23-2015 04:28 PM

Think this through a little. You will almost certainly use more of the 120-150-180, and maybe 220 than the coarser grits. Buying a boatlodd of them may outlast you and 3 generations of descendants. That said, I buy my 50 sheet boxes from Klingspor (is a 50 sheet bos considered “bulk”?) but a lot of guys have recommended Industrial Abrasives. They have several kinds of sheets, you might give them a look. My next will likely be from them.

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Shane

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#4 posted 09-23-2015 04:46 PM

50 of each would be fine less might be fine too. I just want to have a ready supply of each grit that I’m not going to run through in a month.

I can’t figure out how to buy the Klingspor ones online. Do you have to go to a store?

Industrial abrasives seems good. I could get some of their assorted packs and a few others and that would be a good start

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 09-23-2015 04:54 PM

I get mine from Industrial Abrasives. They are great to work with.

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kweinert

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#6 posted 09-23-2015 05:20 PM

http://www.woodworkingshop.com/category.aspx?id=23&f1=9%22+X+11%22

That site is the retail site for Klingspor.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 09-23-2015 05:53 PM

If you search for Klingspor you may wind up in the wrong spot. Kweinert’s link is where you want to go.

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CharlesA

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#8 posted 09-23-2015 06:16 PM

I love Klingspor sandpaper—it is confusing that their corporate site is http://www.klingspor.com/ and their retail site http://www.woodworkingshop.com

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Shane

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#9 posted 09-23-2015 08:11 PM

Well I loaded up my cart at industrial abrasives with what I thought I needed and it comes to about $150. (That’s sandpaper from 60 – 220 and RO disks for the same range). That’s a lot but then I would only need to replace each grit as I ran out of it going forward. I’m thinking about it…

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Tennessee

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#10 posted 09-24-2015 11:19 AM

Big Klingspor fan. I have been using a 50 pack of 100 and another of 120 of the Blue AZ. I’ve had those boxes for months and months and still working. Now that I see them on closeout, think I will pop for some more boxes today.
My experience with the bulk boxes is mixed. Decent paper, but it comes in those rolls, and a lot of the backers are made for roll sanders, and it is almost impossible to flatten and use for hand sanding. You gotta work it for a while.

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WoodNSawdust

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#11 posted 09-24-2015 12:52 PM

I have started using Mirka Abranet in place of regular sandpaper. It seems to last a lot longer.

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upinflames

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#12 posted 09-24-2015 01:29 PM

Get a set of card scrapers and learn to put a burr on them and you will greatly decrease the amount of sandpaper you need.

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