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Gene Howe

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07-18-2018 01:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

...to make my own RO replacement pads?
I really like the discs found at Ace. But, the stick on type are becoming quite scarce. And, the OEM replacement velcro pads really hurt my pocketbook. Especially, since mine wore out so quickly.
Thanks for any help.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 07-18-2018 01:54 PM

Gene – are you looking for the “hook” pad to mount to the R/O smooth pad ?
the sanding disks have the “loop” design.
I saw some on ebay the other day that will convert the adhesive backed sander
to the Hook n Loop design to accept the “fuzzy back” sanding disks.

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#2 posted 07-18-2018 01:58 PM

Sounds like he’s looking for the pads that screw to the RO. I converted a Dewalt from adhesive backed to velcro backed. Bought the pad on Ebay

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#3 posted 07-18-2018 02:00 PM

Thanks, John. Yeah, I need sheets of the “hook” stuff to adhere to the sander.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 07-18-2018 02:10 PM

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#5 posted 07-18-2018 02:49 PM

Gene, I’ve never tried replacing the velcro on the sander, I have just bought new pads. They’re pricey, but I’ve only replaced three — and that was due to age here in the AZ dry heat turning them into crumbles.

I’ve had good luck with the Mirka interface pads. They have hook on one side and loop on the other, and when they’re spent, I toss them. You leave them on the sander, which means you’ll need a pad for every one. I’ve only tossed maybe two since I started using them when I went with Mirka Abranet disks.

The way it was explained to me by one of our fellow LJs, the interface pad is needed with the mesh sanding disks because regular hook faces on some sanders are too long and can poke through the disk and scratch the surface. I never tried them without the pad, so I can’t comment.

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#8 posted 07-20-2018 12:49 AM

Thanks, everyone for your suggestions.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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