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Forum topic by Bill White posted 06-18-2014 08:28 PM 639 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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06-18-2014 08:28 PM

Received the sample of 220 grit as requested, tried to respond to evaluation and the site does not work.
Oh well…...............
Guess that we’ll just wait for a response.
Kinda doesn’t make a lot of sense for them to go to the effort without a response site that works.
WWW.DIABLOTOOLS.COM/TRIALOFFER
If ya get it to work, please respond.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 01:49 AM

Bill, I was not impressed at all with the Diablo sanding discs. Check out the Abranet (first choice) or Norton 3x (close second). Cost is more per disc but really a LOT cheaper as they sand faster and last a LOT longer. Just my experience. FWIW

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ajs73

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#2 posted 06-19-2014 03:50 AM

I won’t buy Diablo sandpaper anymore.
I bought a few packs of 5” disks from HD
and one pack had the holes stamped in the
wrong place. ( won’t line up ) I sent 4 e-mails over a months time and
never got one reply from Diablo. I still have
them for hand sanding. They make my sander
skip and chatter around without the holes lined
up

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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thedude50

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#3 posted 06-19-2014 05:39 AM

I will forward this to Paul fitzmorris tomorrow he will get them to fix these issues asap no worries guys

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 06-19-2014 04:53 PM

Diablo disks are OK. They’re cheap, but don’t last long.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 06-19-2014 05:13 PM

In my experience Diablo discs last quite a long time, and are plenty aggressive. However I quit buying them due the “One size fits none” dust collection holes. They stamp a universal pattern of dust holes, and it really doesn’t work well with either of my sanders.
I prefer Klingspor 900 series discs… http://www.woodworkingshop.com/search.aspx?q=vd900

Website homepage… http://www.woodworkingshop.com/

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 06-19-2014 09:19 PM

My go to sanding discs are either the Norton 3X or the klingspor gold. I found out a long time ago that buying cheaper discs was a losing option. The other thing that works for me is I have a sander sitter that you put your sander down in when you are done. It has the rubber eraser type material in the bottom which tends to get any buildup off the sandpaper.

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Bill White

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#7 posted 06-19-2014 10:21 PM

Well, the the consensus is that the Diablo discs are crappy. Hmmmmmm????
Can’t imagine that a widely accepted brand would poop in their own nest, but I’ve seen worse happen.
I’m gonna try ‘em this next week.
Brusha, brusha, sanda, sanda….......
Details to follow.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Redoak49

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 12:21 PM

I do not know if anyone said they are crappy but it seems that they are not as good as others.

But there is a whole lot to what seems to be a simple disk. There are a whole bunch of different abrasives with different properties and range in quality. The same goes for the backing, the way they are adhered to the disk and other things.

What you heard is that a lot of us have our favorites and have gotten there through trial and error. For me, if I spend a lot of time building a piece of furniture, I do not want to take any chance that the sanding process is going to damage the piece. as I said before, I have great results with Norton 3X and Klingspor Gold and would not take a chance on an unknown to me disk.

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