The Ultimate Sanding System Best Practices
Has this ever happened to you when sanding a bowl on the lathe? You stick a sanding disc on your hook and loop holder and before you know it the thing goes flying off in the wood chips, or it gets sucked into your vac system. You put it on again (if you can find it) and darned if it doesn't go flying again. You come to the sad realization that the velcro hook part on the $9 - $21 holder has worn down to the point where it won’t grip any longer.
The perfect solution to that problem is our versatile Roloc system. You won’t rip sanding discs on and off the same holder any more. Instead you'll twist a new holder on the same holder stem keeping the sandpaper intact until it wears out. This way the holder and the sandpaper doesn’t wear out for a long, long time. But just in case we also supply replacement hook velcro with an industrial adhesive back to fix any possible wearout issues.
We also give you a 10mm thick intermittent pad for extra softness in those tight curves in small bowls (see photos). You can also use a 3" holder on a 2" stem for extra flex. Lastly, if you need to do some hand sanding, these holders are easy to grab and will get into those tight spaces. With just a twist of the wrist you have a compact hand sander with all the grits you need. We suggest using a Sharpie marker to write the grit on the side of a holder as shown in the picture. Just line them up and start sanding. See the photo of them mounted on peg board attached to my lathe. They screw right in. Easy to see and grab the one you need.
When you're done with one grit, just pop off the holder and screw on the next grit. It's that easy. This way you change the pad holder on the Roloc stem instead of ripping the sanding disc on and off the holder wearing out the velcro. Join the many turners who have come to realize this is a great sanding system. What's more - you get 10 sanding pad holders for the price of 3 decent ones anywhere else. Not only that, but intermittent pads sell for about $4 each anywhere else, and we give you 10 of those as well. These items sold separately would easily cost close to $200 elsewhere. This deal is a no-brainer.
WHAT COMES IN THE KIT:
- Five 3" and 2" sanding pad holders - These have velcro hooks on the bottom for attaching the sandpaper.
- Five 3" and 2" intermittent soft sanding pad holders - 10mm soft sanding pad holders. One side has velcro hook and the other side has velcro loop. It attaches to the sanding pad holders and then the sanding pad goes on top of it for a softer pad enabling you to get into deeper contours.
- One 3" and one 2" Roloc sanding pad stem (or mandrel). These are at either end of the middle row next to the intermittent pads. These mount in your drill and the sanding pad holders twist on and off when changing grits.
- Five 3" and 2" velcro repair discs. If you ever wear out a sanding pad holder's velcro you can peel the paper off the back to expose industrial grade adhesive, and apply it to the sanding pad holder for a new velcro back.
PLUS Purple Power 2" & 3" SAMPLE PKG
Five 2" and five 3" in each grit: 60, 80, 120, 180, 240, 320, and 600. That's 40 sanding pads in each disc size for a total of 80.
These hook and loop discs not only have coated aluminum oxide, but they also have ceramic particles mixed in which makes them extra durable and long lasting! Notice how uniform the abrasive is applied to the tear resistant latex backed paper. I have been using these myself and really like them.
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