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Thread: Where to buy 12" sanding disc?

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    Where to buy 12" sanding disc?

    I have a couple of extra electric motors and decided to build a 12" disk sander. The plans are in the book "Building Workshop Stations". Built out of scrap MDF and plywood so the cost is going to be pretty close to zero and it looks like that it should work well. Now the only problem is finding a good place to buy sanding disc. I see Grizzly and Woodworkers Supply handles them but I do not know about the quality compared to price. Where do you buy yours?

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    At the rate that I use my sander, I think I purchased a lifetime supply of sand paper from Grizzly when I first got the machine (a Delta FWIW) . But, if I were in the market to get any more, I believe I would give Kingspore (sp?) a look see.

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    allen, i buy from my local supply house......pferd brand..tod
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Those were quick responses!

    Peter, I was doing an internet search for Klingspor but they only sell to retailers and there are only two in Florida, both a long way from me. I could not find any online retailers. Is the Grizzly product any good?

    I wish that I had a local supply house Tod! There probably is one in Fort Myers or Sarasota if I can find them. These areas are anywhere from 45 min to an hour and a half away. Tampa is two hours away. Not very convenient.

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    allen, if you can find one and develop a relationship with them most run delivery routes and/or will ship........if they`re kinda local shipping would be affordable......tod
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    I'm pretty sure that the Klingspor's that I was talking about will sell to anyone -- at least they sold to me, so their standards can't be that high.

    I believe they're located somewhere in the midwest, so I've only mail ordered from them. Without having any emperical evidence, I feel that their paper is of a higher quality then the Grizzly (Woodstock Int.) brand that I have.

    Here's a link (if this is against the TOS, I apologize!):

    http://www.woodworkingshop.com/?referrer=Yahoo
    Last edited by Peter Lyon; 12-03-2006 at 03:31 PM.

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    Thanks tod!

    That link worked Peter. Thanks a lot!

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    Allen,
    Try doing a search on ebay for a seller with screen name:
    barbkat

    http://myworld.ebay.com/barbkat/

    All they sell are abrasives, I think. I have purchased from them many times and have never had a problem.

    They also sell "mistakes" that aren't really mistakes, just got through a PSA machine without actually having any adhesive applied. I bought a hundred of the 12" discs of various grades for about 10% of retail. That and a $3 can of spray adhesive and I was good to go.

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    Thanks Charlie,

    Looks like barbkat is about half price per sheet as the regular retailers for what appears to be the same quality even for the non mistakes. I am going to give them a try. However I think that I will wait until I build my little machine to see if it is really going to work. Should not take long.

    Allen
    Last edited by Allen Bookout; 12-03-2006 at 05:51 PM.

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    Abrasives

    FWIW, Klingspor is an old (over 100 years old) German company. Klingspor USA is headquartered in Hickory NC. They have been manufacturing abrasives in Hickory for about 25 years. They also have a plant in Mexico.

    I have no affiliation, I'm just their neighbor.

    In the US they originally marketed to the automotive industry and were also big suppliers to the furniture industry. (North Carolina used to have a thriving furniture industry)

    The rest of this is MY OPINION....They make some very good quality abrasives but I am careful of what I'm purchasing because they have so many types to choose from. Some are better than others and you should know what you want in an abrasive before just buying the cheapest thing.

    Again...just my opinion. When you find something that you like...stick to it.

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