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JerryLH

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10-28-2017 07:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander sanding sandpaper random orbital sandpaper

Who (where) is a good source for quality sandpaper (orbital) at reasonable cost. I know the word ‘reasonable’ is very subjective – so, to clarify a little – I don’t mind paying more for a quality product—however, I would like to stretch my limited dollars as far as I can – ‘Best Value’ comes to mind.

Regards, Jerry

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok


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Loren

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#1 posted 10-28-2017 07:16 PM

A lot of people buy Klingspor and say it is good
stuff. I’m not picky, I just buy what’s available
locally. If you want to save time orbital sanding,
get a 6” sander. I’ve never figured out if the 6”
paper is cheaper or not. Sanding goes faster if
you replace the paper sooner rather than later.

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 07:56 PM

It’s hard to express just how much faster sanding is with a 6” sander than a 5”. I wish I’d known that before I spent anything on 5” paper. 5” sanders are lighter and marginally easier to maneuver, but are slow as a snail at actually sanding compared to a 6”.

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 08:12 PM

I like the Klingspor gold disks. Good quality and last long.

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#4 posted 10-28-2017 08:28 PM

Thanks – I believe you’ve given me the kind of advice I was looking for – I’m probably going to go with a 6”’ sander. Could I borrow a bit more advice – brand – any advice. FYI – I would take the advice of ya’lls experience over and countless commercial ads. I greatly ‘appreciate’ acquired knowledge.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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#5 posted 10-28-2017 08:52 PM

I use a Festool Rotex. Expensive, but versatile
and it doesn’t vibrate as much as some. Sander
vibration can easily make your hands go numb
for hours afterwards. For that reason alone it
is worth the investment to me. Bosch makes some
good sanders too, and less expensive. They
probably vibrate worse. One advantage of the
Rotex and presumably other sanders with the
same configuration is it can be steered around
by the vacuum/cord area instead of having to
hold it in your palm. Perhaps you won’t be as
sensitive to sander vibration as I am.

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#6 posted 10-28-2017 08:52 PM

Make your disks last longer, cut faster or near new fast, by using an eraser quite often. Klingspor is a good deal in their value box, a good variety of grits but not for a sander. I buy my 3” disks from them.

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

#7 posted 10-28-2017 08:54 PM

Supergrit.com unbelievable quality and prices. Never been disappointed ☺

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#8 posted 10-28-2017 11:48 PM

I have a Bosch 3727DEVS. I like it. Given the funds, I’d go with the Festool Rotex, but it’s about three or four times the price of the Bosch. I get around the vibration by wearing work gloves when I sand.

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#9 posted 10-29-2017 12:26 AM

As long as you use vibration resistant palm pads on the gloves you are using vibration wont be an issue. Ceramic is a better choice than aluminum oxide as far as longevity. IMHO. clean sand paper with blasts of compressed air once in a while helps too.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#10 posted 10-29-2017 01:57 AM

Thanks to all for taking the time to advise a fella – I appreciate the advice.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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#11 posted 10-29-2017 02:13 AM

Ditto, Supergrit

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#12 posted 10-29-2017 04:26 PM

Thanks for the informative feedback.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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