Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Sanding Disks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    112

    Sanding Disks

    Hi all,

    I'm about to purchase a larger quantity (at least for me) of sanding disks. I've been using the wavy edge, 2" and 3" and of course I'm looking for the best deal. So, three questions: 1. do you think the wavy edge makes enough difference to pay a couple pennies more per disk, 2. Do you have a good resource for the type of disk you really like, and 3. What is the type you really like.

    I've checked Craft Supplies, Klingspor, Packard, and found some (but not the wavy ones) at Turningwood.com. Any other places to check out?

    Ken

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    I've seen a lot of people endorse Turningwood.com and the best paper at the best price. Like you, I use the wave disks (with the wave backing pad, too) so I tend to get my disks at Craft Supplies or Packard -- whichever one I happen to be ordering from.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    I've always been a big fan of Craft Suppy inc...who happens to have a sale on now according to my e-mail, but I've never really tried anyone else.
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Kaneohe HI.
    Posts
    70

    Sanding disc

    Try this website ,http://www.vinceswoodnwonders.com/index.htm. He has some good deals on abrasives and sanding pads(2" & 3").

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Vince's site (the one John mentioned) is another one I've seen a lot of people say good things about.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    4,834
    Ken I really like the wavy one's as they do feather when sanding. They work well for me. I have been replacing the round ones with wavy as I run out.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Qualicum Beach British Columbia
    Posts
    12
    I've tried lots of sanding products and by far the best I've found so far is from Industrial Products Co. Here is the web site:
    https://commerce.riverweb.com:8003/shop.html
    I bought the big sheets of the fuzzy backed stuff to use with the velcro-type of holder for a drill and cut my own. I cut it into squares so the end result is similar to the wavy cut you buy. The stuff wears like iron and cuts way longer than any I've tried before.
    fwiw, Tom
    edit: I guess they are called 'hook and loop' 'rhino grip' The web site seems to take a long time to load....
    Last edited by Tom Storey; 11-06-2008 at 05:35 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    You can easily make your own sanding pads.

    I buy from Klingspor at www.woodworkingshop.com the scalloped disks I get from them last a LOT longer than the "Wave" disks I've gotten elsewhere.

    The >> 50 Pack << of the 2" scalloped disks are $13.95 I think that is a good price, at about 28 cents each. The non-scalloped >> 50 Pack << is $10.95 each, or about 22 cents each.

    Klingspor have been VERY good to deal with as well, and their >> #20 lathe Bargain Box of End Rolls << looks like a deal as well, but the 20 pounds makes it expensive, for me, to have shipped.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  9. #9
    The sanding disks that have worked the best for me are from Steve Worcester at http://www.turningwood.com/ They last longer than anything that I have tried and I have never had the hook and loop material seperate and I have been quite forceful at times. The mandrels he sells are also A1 in my book.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Hey Bill, thanks for the lead, I did not know that Steve was selling sanding disks, I'll make sure I order from him next time I run out.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

Similar Threads

  1. ROS disks
    By Roger Tulk in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 06-11-2013, 01:47 PM
  2. ROS Sanding Disks on sale
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Hot Deals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-08-2007, 03:22 PM
  3. 8" sanding disks
    By Frank Fusco in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-03-2007, 07:51 PM
  4. New Wave Velcro Sanding Disks
    By Tony Falotico in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-29-2007, 08:27 PM
  5. A little box for ROS disks.
    By Bart Leetch in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-03-2007, 05:46 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •