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Offline Woozal

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Which sandpaper for this?
« on: May 19, 2020, 07:55 PM »
I need a 40 and 80 grit to put on my ro 150 to knock off the old dirty from about 10,000 bd ft of antique chestnut oak. Look at pic

I haven’t got sandpaper in a few years. I have a few discs of granat 40 and 80 left, but I need more.

I use mirka gold for other projects but man it lasts forever too. But it is only 220 grit. I just want to bring out the camel color, not run it through my drum sander. I don’t want to lose the antique patina. Making harvest tables now.

What is really durable these days? Festool or mirka or other brand.  It’s gonna be spinning on a RO 150

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Offline Alex

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Re: Which sandpaper for this?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 01:35 AM »
Granat is good. But I would get my hands on Indasa Rhinogrip. Much cheaper paper than Festool and about the same quality, much more bang for your buck.

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Which sandpaper for this?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 07:50 AM »
Agree...both points.  LV has a good Selection https://www.lehighvalleyabrasives.com/hook-and-loop-discs/
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Offline Alex

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Re: Which sandpaper for this?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 08:05 AM »
Looking at the link Vondawg posted above, I should add that I meant Indasa Rhinogrip RED line, which is more durable than their White Line because of a stronger backing paper. But at $15 for a 50 pack one can't complain too much, that's even cheaper than the €25 I have to pay.

Make sure you get the proper hole pattern for your sander.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Which sandpaper for this?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 12:26 PM »
@Woozal  If you are looking to retain the character of the wood, you might consider a brush sander.  Here's a video comparing two versions, the Makita and a lighter duty Porter Cable.  You might get more consistent results going this way.

Hope this helps!

Mike A.



Offline Woozal

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Re: Which sandpaper for this?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 12:41 PM »
@Woozal  If you are looking to retain the character of the wood, you might consider a brush sander.  Here's a video comparing two versions, the Makita and a lighter duty Porter Cable.  You might get more consistent results going this way.

Hope this helps!

Mike A.



the makita looks like a good idea.
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