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Forum topic by Bill White posted 08-01-2013 02:01 PM 884 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2013 02:01 PM

I recently bought a 5” sanding pad (Shopsmith brand) ‘cause it fit all the discs I have, and it came with some of the Ssmith paper. The paper seems to be a good quality product, and now I’m seein’ more of the paper at Lowe’s.
Just wonderin’ if any of you folks have tried the paper.
BTW, the pad works very well.


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#1 posted 08-01-2013 02:34 PM

Not sure how I missed that at Lowes but certainly feel confident that it is a quality product and look forward to the next resupply :)

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 03:17 PM

I just commented on it here

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 03:49 PM

I have not. I’m still rich with abranet. It’s everywhere and I found that if you start with 80g after a while it becomes 120g, then 220g or has the same effect. But seriously, when you buy from local sawyers, you’re either planing everything or going through a lot of 60-80g. After that’s done, some 120, then 220 is all you need for most hardwoods. So my obsession with abrasives is over. I almost chose it by feel and don’t even look at the numbers anymore. Abranet lasts longer than any of them, but with a ROS none of them last worth a darn.
The cheap stuff is likely to cost just as much in the end as the expensive stuff.
One day I plan to study abrasives and perhaps apply the correct one to my projects, but so far I have no complaints about any of my finishes except of course end grain.

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