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Forum topic by Bill White posted 08-01-2013 02:01 PM 446 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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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.
Bill

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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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