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Forum topic by KYSean posted 03-03-2016 04:30 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2016 04:30 PM

What is the best way to attach sandpaper to glass to use in tool sharpening?


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#1 posted 03-03-2016 04:56 PM

spray adhesive is what i use, after the paper is worn out a heat gun will soften the glue to remove it.

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 05:09 PM

Spray adhesive, like 3M 77 I would say

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 05:11 PM

I use contact cement as it’s pretty cheap and holds well. You have to replace the paper a while before you need it because it doesn’t dry nearly as quickly as spray adhesive.

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 05:14 PM

I just spray the glass with windex and lay the paper right on the wet spot and spray sandpaper some more…. I feel like the sandpaper wears out so fast I’d rather not deal with spray adhesive… The sandpaper will move around a little bit, but it doesn’t bother me, plus its quick and easy cleanup.


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#5 posted 03-03-2016 05:16 PM

I use spray adhesive and it is easy to remove when it is used up.

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#6 posted 03-03-2016 05:18 PM

Water works for me.


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#7 posted 03-03-2016 05:26 PM

Thanks all. Is it best to set up 3 or 4 grits on the same glass?


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#8 posted 03-03-2016 05:38 PM

I’ve got several grits on a piece of granite countertop 220 up 2000. I find it very convenient moving from one to the other to get that final edge. I’ve got other pieces of granite with different grits that I use for flattening the back of plane irons and chisel.

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#9 posted 03-04-2016 02:28 PM

I am a big fan of the granite slab as opposed to glass as well. I used spray adhesive when I used to sharpen this way, or I would find self adhesive sandpaper rolls (even better).

For silicon carbide water creates a good “stick” as well.

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#10 posted 03-04-2016 02:32 PM

On granite and you’re good to go.

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#11 posted 03-04-2016 02:42 PM

I like to use near full size sheets, so I have 3 pieces of glass with paper on both sides. I keep meaning to try the water trick, thinking I could just switch the paper but haven’t gotten around to doing so. I use spray adhesive at the moment.

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#12 posted 03-04-2016 03:15 PM

+1 waho6o9
Get one of the sample packs with all the grits. The stuff lasts a long time and works really well. I cut the sheets in half and mounted them on 6”x 12” glass.

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#13 posted 03-05-2016 01:41 PM

Glass or granite makes no difference to me. I use a light oil as a sharpening lube, you could use water, and let it soak the wet/dry paper. It will stay in place well enough. I prefer oil so I don’t have to deal with as much rusting.

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#14 posted 03-05-2016 01:54 PM

Good old spritz of water is all you need. Wet the paper and it will stick just fine.

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