how do you store long strips of sandpaper for Performax or V-Drum sanders?

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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 10-28-2012 05:13 PM 722 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2012 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sanding storage of sanding paper performax v-drum sander drum sander

Anyone who has a drum sander (Performax, Jet, V-Drum, etc.) has long strips of sandpaper in various grits. Mine are 6+’ in length by 3” wide.

I am looking for a good way to store the strips and the rolls I cut them from. Currently, I roll them up and use rubber bands. Then I throw them into a cardboard box.

Has anyone come up with a better way?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 05:24 PM

Jesse That’s pretty much what I do with my rolls but I keep them in a drawer in my cabinet. Some have made a box with cubbies that attach in the legs. I was going to do that but it’s just another place for saw dust to collect. You could put a cover over it I suppose but I think the cardboard box is the better way to go. I’ve found that I only use a few grits and I can usually get a lot of life out of my belts so I don’t change them often and I clean them after every use and I always scrape glue joints before I sand the wood which glue is the worst thing for the sanding belts.

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 05:32 PM

coffee cans.


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#3 posted 10-28-2012 06:11 PM

Cardboard box.

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 06:17 PM

I buy mine in the large rolls and store them on a 3 ft length of PVC pipe underneath a wall hanging cabinet in my shop. When I need to cut a new piece I roll out a length straight on to my worktable and use the previous piece as a template. Works great… When I cut extras I wrap them with a rubberband and store them in the cabinet under my drum sander.

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#5 posted 11-12-2012 02:36 AM

When I buy them they are rooled up and in thin cardboad boxes ,so why not store them the sae a dry a

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 02:46 AM

i’ve read that a good way
to get the same size and angle
is to make a 1/4” ply template
from one that fits good
and use it to cut all future lengths and angles

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