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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 01-05-2010 11:46 PM 1364 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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01-05-2010 11:46 PM

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I have been using Egyptian Gold sandpaper from Klingspor for turning and I just love it. I noticed that there is a product called Abranet in their catalog and it goes up to 600 grit. They say is will not clog.
Has anyone used Abranet and can tell me if it might be worth it to buy it for wood turning?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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#1 posted 01-05-2010 11:52 PM

Jim, I use a colour coded emery paper that is excellent. Different colours for different grades. Available in Australia, don’t know about the USA. Here’s the web address.
http://www.veneerinlayaustralia.com.au/cgi-bin/engine.pl?Page=page.html&Rec=560

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 12:05 AM

I have tried Abranet. I went back to regular sandpaper. I used it on my 2” grinder for sanding turnings and didn’t feel it was worth the extra price. It’s too flimsy and doesn’t hold its shape. Also, since I turn green – it clogs just as fast as the low price brand. I too use the Gold from Klingspor. I’ve heard others who love it, but not my experience.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 12:59 AM

Thanks brunob. I turn green and dry wood so I’ll stick to the egyptian gold.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 01:03 AM

Hi Grumpy. That is about the price I pay but I do like the color coding. I had to write the grit on all the pieces I cut off the roll. It might cost me a bunch to ship it for down under.

.............Jim

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 01:18 AM

I have to agree that the Abranet mesh sandpaper is a waste of money, there are places for it’s use but overall I didn’t like it. I have used a lot of different sandpapers and have come to really like the Mirka Gold series on my orbital sanders, and some 3M products. There are a lot of poor sandpapers but few good ones. Taught abrasives at the college level. You usually get what you pay for in the sandpaper business.

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 01:24 AM

I was going to say that I use cheap sandpaper on my green turnings (I get the sandpacks from the $1.00 store)....and a wet/dry paper for the higher grits so I can rinse off the clogs (sometimes it just won’t come out…even with a strong brush). I have yet to find any paper that does not clog on green wood….Once the wood is dry and cured I will go to a higher grade paper like norton. I have heard from a guy that swears by tumbling in sand….I haven’t seen the results yet…but it would be nice not to have to hand sand so much. He made his own tumbler from an old washing machine….I am waiting to see how that works.

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