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05-29-2017 11:58 AM

A few years back I bought a Ryobi 1600WDS Drum sander off craigslist for $75. Had to replace the electrical circuit, but since then it has worked great. I also added the Grizzly H&L kit for easy sandpaper change. Shortly after doing this I ordered 80 grit sandpaper rolls from somewhere??

Now the issue. It’s time to buy more sandpaper.
+ What is the difference between H&L and cloth backed sandpaper? Would they both work?
+ What weight sandpaper. I’m thinking J weight, but I can only find X-weight H&L paper. That seems too heavy to me.
+ Where do you buy replacement rolls – everywhere I usually go seem to have cloth back but not H&L.

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#1 posted 05-29-2017 12:56 PM

i would think you want to stay with hook and loop(velcro) since you already have the kit installed.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-x-50-Sanding-Roll-A60-H-L/H4422?utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 07:01 PM

I’m not a big fan of Grizzly sandpaper, but this may have to do. There has to be other sources?

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#3 posted 05-29-2017 07:21 PM

Woodmaster sells felt-backed drum sander paper.

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#4 posted 05-29-2017 07:23 PM

Try Klingspor

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 07:37 PM

+1 for Klingspor

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 09:20 PM

Talk to Aurtro, the owner of Supergrit. WWW.supergrit.com
Great person. Full of practical knowledge. Full line of all levels of quality. Good products and super prices.

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#7 posted 05-30-2017 12:27 AM

these guys might have what you need: https://2sand.com

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#8 posted 05-30-2017 03:34 AM

Another Klingspor fan here.

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#9 posted 05-30-2017 11:35 AM

http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/drum-sanders.html?cat=394 Is where I get mine.

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#10 posted 05-30-2017 11:15 PM

+1 Klingspor

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#11 posted 05-30-2017 11:31 PM

I have a performax 37” and get my rolls from abrasives resourcehttp://www.abrasiveresource.com/

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#12 posted 05-31-2017 12:12 AM

Just curious why you felt the need to go the hook and loop path. I have a Jet and changing the belts is a piece of cake. Just clamp in the leading edge, and rotate the drum while winding the paper on with a small gap between wraps. Leave a bit more room between the last two wraps to accommodate expansion, and clamp the trailing end. Done! Simple as pie. What is the supposed problem that requires hook and loop? I just don’t get it. Wrapping a new grit of paper on my drum sander is one of the easiest chores in my shop.

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#13 posted 06-02-2017 11:40 AM



Just curious why you felt the need to go the hook and loop path. I have a Jet and changing the belts is a piece of cake. Just clamp in the leading edge, and rotate the drum while winding the paper on with a small gap between wraps. Leave a bit more room between the last two wraps to accommodate expansion, and clamp the trailing end. Done! Simple as pie. What is the supposed problem that requires hook and loop? I just don t get it. Wrapping a new grit of paper on my drum sander is one of the easiest chores in my shop.

- Kazooman

In my case I bought the unit used. The clamps that hold the paper on the left side were broken off. I tried to find a replacement and could not. As I was researching the H&L option I read somewhere that the H&L also held an advantage in lifting the paper slightly off the drum which allowed it to run cooler eliminating burn marks. Not sure if that’s true or not. In any case I tuck the leading edge into the slot with a little double sided tape and then wrap the drum. Seems to work fine for me.

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