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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 10-18-2012 06:30 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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10-18-2012 06:30 PM

I learned about Abranet by Mirka from following a post here on LJ and decided to get a variety pac.

They came the other day and when I opened the box I was surprised at how light they are. I haven’t put them to the test yet, but they seem to do a great job so far.

I just found their web site and ordered some 6” for my new Ridgid.

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


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#1 posted 10-18-2012 07:16 PM

I discovered these about a year ago – wanting to get away from 0000 steel wool. These are great. I use them more for polishing (600 grit) than for removal; though, the 220s work well for this. Best of all, it doesn’t leave particulate (the way steel wool fragments).

They are pricey in small quantities.
MJCD

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 07:27 PM

I haven’t tried the heavy grits yet, but I like the idea that they don’t gouge the wood as bad as those red abrasives with the glued on rocks or metal. Plus the dust goes right into the vac which is really nice. They say these pads last a long time too.

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

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 08:08 PM

They are pricey, but last a long time and really do a great job.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-19-2012 02:44 AM

I don’t think they are pricey at at when you consider their longevity. The velcro backing wears out before the grit does (then they are still useful for hand/block sanding). I LOVE MINE!

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 02:52 AM

Russell, Be sure to use the Abranet ‘pad protector pad’ as those discs will wreck the velcro on your sander pretty quick.

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 03:45 AM

I haven’t noticed them wrecking the velcro as much as clogging it with dust. I keep my compressor handy with about 60 lbs to blow it off. Works fine after that.

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 03:53 AM

For me, longevity and dust collection are worth the price.
I discovered them at a store that sells products for automotive finishes.
Larger packages reduce the cost per net or pad.
1600 grit/mesh moved quickly and your project is ready for wax and buff.

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#8 posted 10-20-2012 10:44 PM

Keep using them without the pad protector and they WILL eat the hooks off your pad (at least they did on my DeWalt ROS).

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#9 posted 10-20-2012 10:54 PM

I have the pad protectors on order for both sizes.

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#10 posted 10-20-2012 10:56 PM

OK, I’ll quit worrying about you!

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