5 in 8-hole (I said eight-hole) sanding discs - standard pattern?

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Forum topic by curliejones posted 12-08-2013 02:39 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2013 02:39 PM

I have a DeWalt 5” sander that uses hook and loop discs. I’ve searched extensively among brands of discs and included abrasive manufacturers that do not make sanders. What I’m trying to determine is whether the 5” 8-hole hook and loop discs are a standard size and fit DeWalt, Porter-Cable, etc. I’m guessing yes since there’s almost no mention of fit where disc descriptions are stated. I just do not want to buy then discover the holes in the disc do not line up for dust collection. Thanks for any insight!

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 02:47 PM

If your 5” sander pad has 8 holes, any brand, 5” with eight holes, will fit (with the exception of Festool). Norton and a few others have a combination 5 and 8 hole disc that will work on either pad pattern.

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 02:49 PM

Yep, 5” is 5” in this case. The manufacturers of the paper put the 8 holes in a pattern so that the holes will “PRETTY MUCH” line up on any 5” random orbit sander.

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 04:51 PM

I got fed up with the declining quality of hook and loop discs.

I bought the Mirka Adapter and Mirka/Abreanet pads.

Never go back. Should have done it a long time ago.

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