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Dale

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Topic tags/keywords: resource question

Tired of spending $$ for sandpaper (sheets and 5” discs) at the big boxes, that doesn’t last very long. Where do you folks purchase your abrasives. Appreciate all responses.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.


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sarahss

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#1 posted 643 days ago

klingspoors is one good source.

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#2 posted 643 days ago

Dale, are you set up as a business? I use Keystone abrasives in PA but the prefer to deal with businesses. They manufacture their own abrasives and I have had great results with their products. Have not tried disks yet, I am using a half sheet sander at this time. Finish sanding I stick to Mirka Abralon on a random orbit sander. That with the addition of using tack cloth between every coat took my finish to the next level

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 643 days ago

I use http://www.industrialabrasives.com/ they have a good selection, decent prices, and so far I’m happy with the quality too.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 643 days ago

I second Industrial Abrasives, love PSA sandpaper, lasts much longer than regular sandpaper.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Kreegan

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#5 posted 643 days ago

I’m a big fan of Mirka sandpaper for a random orbital sander and general sheet use. I also use 3M Stik-it rolls for plane sole lapping and rough sharpening. The Mirka stuff you can get off Amazon or at Woodcraft. I get the 3M rolls from Highland Woodworking.

Rich;)

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moke

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#7 posted 643 days ago

+1 on Klingspor…..good prices, good customer service, good variety…..

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 642 days ago

Mirka Abranet discs for your ROS may appear pricy at first look, but they are the best and cheapest sanding discs I have ever used. They last almost forever and when the velcro backing finally wears out, I use them on a block for hand sanding. Buy the sample pack (35 discs for $25 from ABs Gloves and Abrasives in grits from 80-600). The same pack is $35 at Woodcraft.

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

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 642 days ago

You should try the Mirka Abranet disks. Very nice.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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lew

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#10 posted 642 days ago

Try these folks
http://supergrit.com/

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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David Craig

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#11 posted 642 days ago

Are you using an abrasive cleaning stick? They are only about 6 bucks and they extend the life of sandpaper a great deal.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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cutworm

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#12 posted 642 days ago

Another Klingspor.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 642 days ago

I have purchased from a number of places but it seems that Amazon had the best price last time I bought disc.
Their cheaper if you buy them in boxes of 50 or 100.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=5%22+sanding+disc&sprefix=general+finishes%2Caps%2C556

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Stormy

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#14 posted 642 days ago

Another Klingspor advocate. Wood magazine did a review and they came out on top. Very good product I think.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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whitebeast88

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#15 posted 641 days ago

i recently bought mirka at amazon and have been pleased.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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