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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:57 am 
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Do you guys have any recommendations for buying good quality sandpaper in bulk?
Sheets or rolls would be fine. I spend so much time going back and forth to the local hardware store to buy paper when I run out, I'd Like to find a reputable source to order quality paper from so that I don't have to.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:43 am 
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I order Klingspor sandpaper in bulk. I have ordered online from the Surf Source and more recently from woodworkingshop.com and had good service both places.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:04 pm 
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These guys are relatively cheap:
http://www.onlineindustrialsupply.com/a ... heets.html

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:08 am 
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I only use Klingspor and Norton Gold, I use sandpaper like some else is paying for it. I also believe that sandpaper is a tool, buying cheap sandpaper is like buying cheap tools, you will regret it. TI have found some of the lessor quality sandpapers having a poor quality control in the grit department. I also find that some of the cheap stuff a has a lessor quality in the backing department.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:43 am 
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dogcatcher wrote:
I use sandpaper like some else is paying for it.

This is key, as the Sasquatch says, "Sandpaper is cheap (relatively)".
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:06 am 
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Once you pick a brand, stick with it, you need to learn the intricacies of the sandpaper you are using, they are not all created equal. I use one brand of paper exclusively, partly because I believe it to be the best I can get here but also because I know how it works, I can look at what I am doing and know exactly what grade of paper or pad I want and how well it will perform for that situation.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Thank you all for the advice and suggestions. I appreciate the knowledge and willingness to share sources and suppliers. I have used hardware store paper now for a few years, and have learned the intricacies of how that particular paper works from the manufacturers i have used. I have always stuck with the same paper each and every time, as i liked the way it worked, but i just can't get it in bulk quantities that are sufficient for the price that is demanded locally.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:47 pm 
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This is the place for Klingspor. http://www.woodworkingshop.com/

I buy once a year, I always order more than I predict to use in a year. Their shipping is really a decent price, but I hate paying shipping, so I stock up with only one order. I also get my sanding belts from them.

I make sanding pads using cheap flip flops that are 1x2 and the thickness of the flip flop, about a 1/2". For these I buy the 1" wide rolls and make small sanding belts. Just bend the pad and slide inside of the mini sanding belt. I also make my sanding pads 2" wide and do the same for them using 2" rolls.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:24 pm 
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I bought a lot of sandpaper from industrial supply, but I would tell you not to buy too much as u might find as I did some better products come along and u might find it better for your needs! Abranet comes to mind!!!


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https://www.siaabrasives.com/gb/media/c ... en_web.pdf

and these...

https://picclick.co.uk/SIA-Blue-Line-19 ... 89372.html


The siasoft are foam backed and waterproof, the siarexx are cloth backed (will stick to velcro). Nice stuff cuz you can roll 'em up and no edges.


Yeah okay, it's bank breaking stuff as sandpaper goes. I think the Siarexx are 30 cents each. So I'm well over a dollar a pipe on sandpaper, might even hit 1.50 if I'm really doing a contrast, ya know.
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Sandpaper is NOT a budget factor. Yes, you buy it, shit I buy it 90 bucks at a time, boxes of the shit. And then you make 100 pipes. Per pipe, it's not a factor. There's something like 30 to 50 bucks of materials in each pipe. Briar, ebonite, metal, jewels, stains, wax, whatever. Yeah, use up a piece of sandpaper. Better yet spend for great sandpaper, get a better result faster, and quit wondering where that 30 cents went.

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