Product Code: AO120-3
3 Inch Abrasive Disc System 120 Grit Discs x 10
Pack of 10 120 grit 2in. hook & loop backed abrasive discs.
Real low profile hook & loop abrasive system with truly exceptional grip and creep resistance, yet easy removal at amazing prices.
Power sanding of bowls and platters is now recognised as having the advantages of reducing grit marks, heat build-up and time spent sanding. This system is designed to be used in a power drill but can also be used in the Sorby Sandmaster. To start, you will need a hook & loop arbor and a series of discs. The interface pad is a soft pad that goes between the Medium pad and the abrasive disc to give a softer, more flexible feel. Avoid leaving the pads laying around without a disc affixed as dust build-up on the hook & loop will lessen the grip. A simple system is to make a block with holes for the shafts and have separate pad for each grit size used. It only takes a second or two to change the pads in the chuck.
In use with a power drill, it is simply a case of presenting the spinning pad to the spinning bowl/platter so that the cutting portion of the pad is going the opposite way to the bowl/platter. Can be used on spindle work but care must be taken not to sand away fine detail.
In practice, with the lathe running inboard (anti-clockwise) at low speed, and viewing the spinning piece as a clock, work from the centre of the piece towards the ‘7 to 8 o’clock area’, tilting the pad so that the matching area is in contact with the wood. As with all abrasives, it is important to work through successive grits as skipping a grade will leave grit marks which show when a shine is applied. hook & loop backing pads are replaceable, and for the final buffing, polishing mops are now available.
Sanding Disc/Belt Cleaners really do work and your discs work better and last longer!
Clean the clogged discs by trying to sand the cleaner and see the result. I cut a piece (about one third) off the large cleaner and Zap glue it to the lathe, then use the remaining piece in a vice to clean sanding belts.