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10-13-2018 03:54 AM

ok I have been using HF sand paper and I am beginning to notice it wears very fast. what is a good wearing paper that doesn’t cost a fortune. thanks


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#1 posted 10-13-2018 04:01 AM

Sander?
Grit?
Wood?
How wood is dressed?

I like Mirka because I have a good distributor. If you have a mirka distributor local, I can make some decent suggestions. But we need to know what your current sander is?

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 04:36 AM

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 10:30 AM

Why don’t you do an online search of local Home Depot or Lowes and see what they have on hand. If don’t have a store close by check other hardware stores in your area.

https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=sandpaper+sheets

https://www.homedepot.com/s/9x11%2520sheet%2520sandpaper?NCNI-5

Since cannot always find grits of aluminum oxide or garnet 9×11” paper sheets I been ordering from these folks. Give them a call and get their catalog. As you know order by 50 sheet box so pay less than $1per sheet.

https://www.woodworkingshop.com/

You might be interested in their bargain boxes. Lot of woodturners swear by those bargain boxes although have never ordered one.

https://www.woodworkingshop.com/category.aspx?id=61

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 11:17 AM

It may depend a little on what the use is; for example, sanding on the lathe vs. ROS, belt or just hand sanding. For fine finishing (320+ grit) on the lathe for example, I like the Abranet mesh paper. It is a little pricey but seems to last much longer than traditional paper. With traditional 320+ grit paper, they sometimes clog within seconds but with the mesh, you just flick it with your finger and most of the dust is gone. They (Mirka) sell a cheaper mesh paper for auto body work (Autonet?) that I think may be cheaper. but I have not tried it yet.

I have been very impressed with the 3M Ultra Flexible paper longevity as well. I initially got a sample sheet with in another package of 3M paper and was amazed at how well it works. It looks very flimsy but it doesn’t clog like tradition papers do and it actually holds up to sanding on the lathe better too, IMO. I haven’t tried it on an orbital sander but I do find myself reaching for it when sanding by hand and on the lathe. It is actually my favorite paper and I would estimate that it lasts at least 2-3 times longer than any traditional paper backed sandpapers I have used.

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 11:31 AM

I have started ordering from this company. I like the hook and loop 5”. Prices are better than retail
http://www.industrialabrasives.com/

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#7 posted 10-13-2018 01:11 PM

I order a lot from Klingspor Woodworking and like the quality and shipping.

Norton also makes very good sand paper.

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 04:23 PM

Has anybody got the Klingspor bargain box how are they a good deal

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 05:30 PM

www.supergrit.com

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 06:31 PM

I’ve made one variety box of abranet last almost a year so far and I use the piss out of it.

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 07:49 PM

Abranet does last long enough to make it a good deal, it doesn’t clog, and its flexibility come in handy.

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#12 posted 10-13-2018 07:53 PM

Like said before never bought a bargain box but plenty of turners from these sites have:

http://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/forum.php
https://forums.woodnet.net/forumdisplay.php?fid=12
http://www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/forum/turning.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlobalWoodturners/?ref=bookmarks
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/6034

Other than BigJohn’s review here (last one) never read one bad review over many many years of people posting their satisfaction with bargaib boxes.

Unlike Big John, often start with 100 or 120 AL grit paper! I am old school and often finish with higher grit garnet paper.

Might try #5 or #10 bargain box for $19 or $20 + shipping.

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#13 posted 10-13-2018 08:53 PM

thanks for your suggestions, there is a lot to choose from, I probaibly do a bargin box to start with, now to chose which one. I have one question is garnet a good paper.Year ago when I worked in a hardware store the garnet and flit were the cheapies and didn’t hold up well, but that was 35 years ago, how are they today thanks Mike

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#14 posted 10-13-2018 08:59 PM

Not a huge fan of garnet.

Have a woodcraft bargain box. Meh.

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#15 posted 10-13-2018 09:10 PM



Abranet does last long enough to make it a good deal, it doesn t clog, and its flexibility come in handy.

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