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Forum topic by Chris_T posted 02-28-2011 04:45 AM 1967 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris_T

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02-28-2011 04:45 AM

I’ve used all kinds of sandpaper for my orbital sander. I have come to love the Norton brand but hate the price. It works great and last a long time. Is there a different brand that works just as good but is cheaper and maybe sold in bulk?


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Verna

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 04:52 AM

http://www.klingspor.com/ Easy to work with, excellent products and customer service.

http://www.ptreeusa.com/hookLoop_disc.htm Mirka seems to be an excellent sandpaper, and Peachtree has it available in quantity 50 packs.

I’ve used Norton, Klingspor and Mirka and they’re all good products.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 07:08 PM

Chris,

Try the Rhynogrip from Industrial Abrasives. I have been using them for over a year now and think they last longer then the Norton and just as long as Mirka.

Aaron

-- "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."--Cary Grant from the movie Arsenic and Old Lace

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 08:41 PM

After I use up all the Norton 3x that I have, I’m planning on giving Mirka a try. I’ve also been curious about the Indasa “Red Line” paper as well and will likely try it too.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 03:04 PM

I have tried them all and feel Mirka is hard to beat.

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 03:55 PM

I second the suggestion for Industrial Abrasives. The folks there are very helpful and even offer discounts that you might not have seen. The customer service lady suggested I buy just one more box and I would save, I think it was $1 off each of the other boxes, how could I pass up a deal like that.

So far the Rhino grip stuff is out performing the Norton on all my projects.

-- James

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#6 posted 03-02-2011 11:10 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I think I will try the Mirka and Rhynogrip.

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