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becikeja

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06-01-2016 11:14 AM

I recently purchased the Grizzly flap sander. It is a great tool and has dramatically reduced my sanding time on rounded over edges. However I have 1 problem. The flap wheel tears the heck out of the sandpaper. It seems I am constantly replacing the paper. I saw this flap head on a you tube video and took a screen capture. As you can see the sandpaper is slit. This would be perfect. But I can’t find the source to purchase anywhere.
Does anyone know where I can find this?

-- Don't outsmart your common sense


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#1 posted 06-01-2016 11:21 AM

Ty this. larry

http://www.master-sand.com

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 01:03 PM

You’re welcome.

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 01:10 PM

yeti that was the first thing that came to my mind also.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 02:05 PM

Try Klingspor …

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#6 posted 06-01-2016 04:55 PM

Nevermind. I Tried to cancel this post but was unable.

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 06:02 PM

Yes scissors are an option, but not the most productive. The Master-Sand looks interesting, need to look into this one.
Can’t seem to get the Sparkyabrasives link to work. Can you try re-posting. I googled it, but ran into the same problem

Thanks for the guidance

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#8 posted 06-02-2016 04:40 AM

I have the Grizzly Flap sander. For some reason Grizzly went to the solid abrasive sheet instead of the strips. I use to have Quickwood sanders in our school shop for denibbing the fuzz on machined wood profiles. Check out Quikwoods website.

http://www.quickwood.com/abrasives/brush-abrasive/.

I learned from one of their technicians how to break in the abrasive strips to make them last longer. When you turn the machine on with new abrasive brush let it run for 20 minutes without abrading any material. This allows the narrow strips of abrasives to twist and turn at an angle due to centrifugal force and shop air against the abrasive strips. The abrasive strips then twist around the part instead of hitting the part flat on. If you were to begin abrading immediately instead of waiting then the abrasive strips break because the strips face is hitting and not twisting.

This is similar to breaking the back of a flat abrasive sheet to give it better flexibility.

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#9 posted 06-03-2016 12:58 AM

Thanks for the site references, but the cost on some of these is out of reach. I may end up with the scissors after all.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#10 posted 06-04-2016 10:59 AM

I contacted Grizzly to see if they would point me to a supplier since they no longer offered the replacement paper. They told me the same -use scissors-
This seems so simple, I have to believe there is a reasonable source out there.
I am now on a mission. :)

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#11 posted 06-07-2016 02:00 PM

If the scissors approach is too laborious, you could find an old paper shear and do several sheets at once. It would dull it pretty fast, but if you’re looking for way to get what you need quickly that would do it, heck you could start making it to sell!

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#12 posted 06-07-2016 03:32 PM

I have looked also. What I found and could not understand is why they are so expensive. Maybe someone should do a topic on making one. I was staggered to see what they cost as you will be too.Alistair

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#13 posted 06-07-2016 08:30 PM

How about a board or a holder of some type made with 8-10 of those cheap break off blades knives from harbor freight to make several cuts at one time (as needed) from the back of the paper?

You could even make a clamping holder for the paper and a lever type arm to move the holder of the knives and do a lot of them quickly.

_At your discretion,_
Make it REAL SAFE, put some youngster at it, and bingo!

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