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Forum topic by jtriggs posted 02-15-2012 09:20 PM 1328 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2012 09:20 PM

I just invested in a couple 50 count packs of 100 and 220 grit Abranet. Was excited to try them after all the hoopla on the web but was disappointed that they would not stay on my Dewalt orbital sander hook and loop pad. They supposedly have the loop material on the back but they came loose after only a few minutes of sanding.

Do I have worn out hooks on my Dewalt? Or is there something I’m missing here?

Thanks for any help on this question.


-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 09:26 PM

Probably worn out hooks on the sander. How old is it? I use my ROS a lot and have to change out the pad about every 9 or 10 months or so.

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 09:46 PM

I had a similar experience with my old Ryobi sander. Normal pads were sticking fine but after throwing the Abranets off a few times the sander pad is wrecked. Just picked up some Abranet backing pads today and will try (which I probably should have used originally). However I have a bad feeling I’ll need to replace the sander pad (or sander). Otherwise the Abranet pads work great.

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 09:50 PM

The open nature of the Abranet tends 1) reduce the amount of loop material available on the pad and 2) increase the wear of the ROS pad. They sell a Mirka 9955RP 5-Inch Pad Protector, mulit hole for vacuum sanding which is still cheaper then replacing the pad on my sander @ $50.

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#4 posted 02-15-2012 10:13 PM

Sarit has it covered, without the pad protector you wreck your sanding pad. I also went thur this, I bought the Abranet discs at a large tool supply in person, none of the sales men said anything, i also wrecked my sander pad. I had asked a couple of the sales men what I needed, they both said just the discs.

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 02:47 AM

Yep, Sarit and Bugz nailed it. You have to have their pad of you’ll have trouble. Having said that, I can honestly say that discovering Abranet has actually made sanding an enjoyable task. And I can’t wear the discs out! One of my best investments.

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 06:28 AM

Thanks everyone. Look’s like I’m not done investing in new stuff yet.

I knew you good folks would give me the straight skinny. How did that phrase ever start, I wonder.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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