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04-06-2012 05:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question trick refurbishing finishing sanding

And what kind of paper is the best, IE. sand paper made for wood or auto body sand paper made for cars. Let’s here your thoughts about this?

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 05:50 AM

This question may be a little too broad. Durability, finish left, cost, and material removal have a lot to do with what is “best.” Also, user technique, application (wet/dry/power/by hand/etc), and end goal all make a huge difference as well.

I usually just buy off the shelf (Norton mostly), but there’s some good paper by Rubin, Granat, and Brilliant too.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 08:36 AM

Freud 5” random orbit disks are great.
Their sanding belts are tops too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 03:06 PM

For sheets, I use 3m sandblaster and norton 3x. The norton seems to rip easier than the 3m, but both work good.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 03:57 PM

“Freud 5” random orbit disks are great.
Their sanding belts are tops too”
Got a link to a source?


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#5 posted 04-06-2012 04:59 PM

Mirka for wood.
Walmart auto for scary sharp.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 05:05 PM

i have a sleeve off 220
i’ll sell you for $100
a sheet

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 06:09 PM

I like Mirka and Norton 3x.

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 02:24 AM

For my money the Abranet works the best: fast, great dust collection, and outlasts all the others I have tried. Each disc costs more but considering the durability, I think it is the cheapest and best of the choices. Good thread. I’m interested in others responses.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 04-07-2012 03:58 AM

Fine Woodworking said their tests showed Klingspor sanding discs to do the most sanding per penny.

My preference is Festool Cristal. It’s a little pricier than Mirka Gold but also lasts longer and seems to sand quite a bit faster. Faster is important to me since I’m trying to making my living at this (and don’t enjoy sanding).

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