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I have been using Egyptian Gold sandpaper from Klingspor for turning and I just love it. I noticed that there is a product called Abranet in their catalog and it goes up to 600 grit. They say is will not clog.
Has anyone used Abranet and can tell me if it might be worth it to buy it for wood turning?
 

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I have tried Abranet. I went back to regular sandpaper. I used it on my 2" grinder for sanding turnings and didn't feel it was worth the extra price. It's too flimsy and doesn't hold its shape. Also, since I turn green - it clogs just as fast as the low price brand. I too use the Gold from Klingspor. I've heard others who love it, but not my experience.
 

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Thanks brunob. I turn green and dry wood so I'll stick to the egyptian gold.
 

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Hi Grumpy. That is about the price I pay but I do like the color coding. I had to write the grit on all the pieces I cut off the roll. It might cost me a bunch to ship it for down under.

.............Jim
 

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I have to agree that the Abranet mesh sandpaper is a waste of money, there are places for it's use but overall I didn't like it. I have used a lot of different sandpapers and have come to really like the Mirka Gold series on my orbital sanders, and some 3M products. There are a lot of poor sandpapers but few good ones. Taught abrasives at the college level. You usually get what you pay for in the sandpaper business.
 

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I was going to say that I use cheap sandpaper on my green turnings (I get the sandpacks from the $1.00 store)....and a wet/dry paper for the higher grits so I can rinse off the clogs (sometimes it just won't come out…even with a strong brush). I have yet to find any paper that does not clog on green wood….Once the wood is dry and cured I will go to a higher grade paper like norton. I have heard from a guy that swears by tumbling in sand….I haven't seen the results yet…but it would be nice not to have to hand sand so much. He made his own tumbler from an old washing machine….I am waiting to see how that works.
 
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