needing some sandpaper

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I'm needing some sandpaper. I thought I had some in my stash, but apparently I got in my stash and didn't put any back! I'm needing mainly 220 and maybe a few other grits. I drove to Home Depot with the intent of running in and out. Well they are doing the one out one in thing and the line was really long! I just drove through the parking lot and back home. I've decided to order some online. Any recommendations where to get it? I'm needing sheets not disks. Thanks!
 

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Mike Stafford

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In my opinion Klingspor Gold is as good as it gets. There are many good sandpapers out there and I don't want to start a debate on the subject but I have been using Klingspor Gold for more than 30 years. Of course I am lucky in that I live near a Klingspor Woodworking Shop and can buy it by the pound.

When I was in the neighborhood, and I frequently was when I was working, I would stop in and sort through their bins to pick up a handled grocery bag or two full of various grits. They sold this paper for $1.50 per pound. I brought it home and separated it by grit and stored it in lidded buckets. I have more sandpaper than I have life left.

One of the other items I recommend from Klingspor are the woven abrasive pads. I use them in conjunction with the sandpaper. The abrasive pads totally randomize the scratch pattern, are very long lasting and can be washed to renew their effectiveness. I cut discs out of them which cling on those tools using hook and loop paper. I have discs for all my wood turning sanding mandrels in 1", 2" and 3" sizes. I use them all the time.
 

fred hargis

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Once more: Klingspor......as said above it gets a little tough looking at the selection. I've not tried Industrial Abrasives, but have heard nothing but good things about them and will give them a try at some date in the future.
 

Mike Stafford

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You can buy hook and loop paper from Industrial Abrasives by the yard. The sheets are one meter wide and they will sell you piece at least 36 inches long. A number of years ago several of us went in together and bought a yard of just about every grit. At first we tried cutting round discs which proved to be a pain in the quantity we had to do. So we just cut it up into squares using the band saw. The square corners overhanging the mandrels didn't hurt a thing and helped randomize the scratch pattern.
 
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