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Forum topic by John67 posted 05-27-2010 01:44 AM 1451 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2010 01:44 AM

I’m looking for input on which brand of sandpaper you use and would highly recommend others to buy. I’m looking for the hook & loop 5” – 5 hole for my Porter Cable orbital sander. I’ve used the Porter Cable brand 120 grit and it’s worked fine and now bought the 80 grit Mirka which I’m not entirely sold on. It really doesn’t seem to last that long and I’m going through a lot of disc.

So any recommendations and where did you buy it from?

Thanks John

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 02:03 AM

I have the same 5 on 5 hole pattern on my PC; I’ve had good luck with the PC brand and Norton paper. I think I picked up the last batch at a local Mom & Pop paint/hardware place.

I tried Gator “Ultra Power” from Lowes last week…it cut well enough, but the holes are a bit off so the dust collection suffers. Not a big deal since I was sanding outside, but I won’t use it indoors this winter.

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 02:26 AM

I buy all my sand paper from these folks:

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 02:29 AM

I have used mirka for years and it has been a good product but there may be more than one grade of disc they sell.

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 02:37 AM

I use the Abranet from Mirka and it holds up good for me. I also use Rhynogrip from and I like that too.

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 06:43 AM

I use to use the Regular Norton 5” H&L on my ROS. I tried the Norton “3X’s – 5” H&L and I’m glad I did. They last a lot longer and seem to “hold on” to the ROS better.

I also have the “Sanding Sitter” from Lee Valley $17.95, that helps keep the Discs clean. I did a Review on that Tool.

Hope this is of some help.


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#6 posted 05-27-2010 07:02 AM

I use mirka. They have been good to me so I stick with it.

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#7 posted 05-27-2010 07:15 AM

Thanks everyone for the good tips. I’ll try some of these brands out for a comparison.

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