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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 10-29-2014 01:59 AM 1466 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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10-29-2014 01:59 AM

. . . and can’t tear your own sandpaper, this $12.99 help is for you.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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Greg In Maryland

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 02:03 AM

I can tear my own sandpaper. I just can’t tear it in a straight line.

So maybe this is a good idea for a dysfunctional fellow such as me.

Greg

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Tugboater78

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 02:16 AM

Oh wow, good deal! I won’t have to use my razor blade and straightedge anymore!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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mramseyISU

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 02:18 AM

Rockier makes some great stuff but sometimes they come up with solutions looking for a problem.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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distrbd

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 02:24 AM

Or if you can’t hang a picture and level it,here’s a tool :

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hang-Level-Picture-Hanging-Tool-HD5-100117/202525725?cm_sp=BazVoice-_-RLP-_-202525725-_-x

Only $9.98,but you have to call now,we can’t do this all day.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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hoosier0311

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#5 posted 10-29-2014 02:41 AM

Geez, I thought I was being clever attaching a hacksaw blade to a piece of scrap ply. Rockler has to go and make something a fancy.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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CharlesA

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#6 posted 10-29-2014 02:57 AM

Am I the only one who folds it to get a good crease and then tears it against a good 90 degree angle (like edge of table saw or jointer)?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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muleskinner

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#7 posted 10-29-2014 03:01 AM

Charles, after reading the reviews it seems we’ve (I do it the same way you do) been doing it wrong all these years.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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FancyShoes

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#8 posted 10-29-2014 03:04 AM

I remember in shop class my freshman year, I asked the teacher for some scissors, he asked why I needed them, I said to cut sand paper in half, he took the sand paper out of my hand and tore pieces from it on a shop desk, and said I would dull the scissors… good lesson, taught me how to tear sandpaper straight!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 10-29-2014 04:17 AM



Am I the only one who folds it to get a good crease and then tears it against a good 90 degree angle (like edge of table saw or jointer)?

- CharlesA

No, 2 of us left ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sawdustmaker115

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#10 posted 10-29-2014 04:51 AM

I mean seriously…Why would you pay for something like that?
If you’ve gotta be fancy like me just make this simple jig for free, honesty I think it’s a better design too.

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 10-29-2014 04:51 AM

$12.99 for that piece of crap…..I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night…....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 10-29-2014 05:13 AM

Lets save $12
take one scrap of plywood add one hack saw blade $.99

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bkseitz

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#13 posted 10-29-2014 11:19 AM

I’m with the fold, crease, and tear crowd for years…about to tryout the hacksaw blade mount approach. Don’t see razor sharp sandpaper edges as a real necessity.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 10-29-2014 12:40 PM

There’s nothing wrong with using scissors for cutting sandpaper as long as they are dedicated for the sandpaper and nothing else they work like a charm, you can buy a cheap pair from Dollar General or grocery store that will work great.

A pair of scissors from dollar general works like a charm, I’ve been using the same pair of scissors going on 2 years now, cutting anywhere between #80 up to #600 grit without a miss or hiccup non stop but that’s all these pair are used for since they are no longer good for cutting anything else. I use my sanding block for the straight edge draw a pencil line and cut away.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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verdesardog

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#15 posted 10-29-2014 02:12 PM



Geez, I thought I was being clever attaching a hacksaw blade to a piece of scrap ply. Rockler has to go and make something a fancy.

- hoosier0311


-- .. heyoka ..

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