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Sanding Sheets and Shop Rolls


Don Abbott
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For all of my hand finishing needs from 220 to 2000, I have always purchased my sheets at Advance, AutoZone, or O'Reily Autoparts. I get the 3M Wet or Dry (black) in 9x11" sheets.

 

I am currently paying around $1.50 per sheet.

 

Any idea where I can find a better deal?

 

Is there another brand that performs as well or better than the 3M?

 

Also, I ususally split the sheets down to 1.5" strips, so I would be interested in finding a good shop roll in 220, 320, & 400. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

Don

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MSC Grainger or just about any industrial supply house will carry shop rolls. Just at a glance you can get from 40 to 600 grit in 50ft rolls for 20-50$ at MSC. Do a Google search and you'll probably do better... www.aaabrasives.com looks promising so does abrasives4sale.com... just Google Shop rolls

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I use these shop rolls from Jantz. 50 yard rolls. They last me quite a while.

 

http://www.knifemaking.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=shop+roll

 

80 grit through 500 grit available, about $15 per roll.

 

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You might try these folks, I've good luck with them over the years. 100 paks of SC work out to .30 a sheet.

 

Geoff

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