Where to find 3M conditioning discs?

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Forum topic by jonnybrophy posted 04-19-2017 09:22 PM 639 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2017 09:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question sander shaping refurbishing sharpening finishing

Hey guys, Does anyone know where to find these discs? I can only find the hook and loop ones, or ones in a box of 50
I only need to get a couple for my jointer restore(Is this a good method btw? I dont want to remove material)

The discs are very similar to a scotch brite pad, it has a whole in the middle and mounts using that black back plate.

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#1 posted 04-20-2017 01:50 PM

No idea about the disks but, I would stay away from using anything electric on the surface of your jointer tables. How to go about it depends on the condition they’re in. If they’re flat, it’s just a matter of clean-up and possibly rust removal. I’d do it by hand. Just my $.02!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 11:16 PM

I’m inclined to agree with Kenny, and I do know where to get the 3M hand pads.

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#3 posted 09-21-2017 02:53 PM

First off, I do not know where to get those.

However, when I need to condition cast iron tops (table saw, jointer, band saw, upright sander) I typically use a Scotchbrite pad with my ROS. My ROS has the hook pad to use with the hook and loop sanding discs. That grabs the Scotchbrite pads fairly well and is very useful getting up most any gunk that ends up on my cast iron tables (usually just a bit of surface rust or Johnson’s paste wax).

These tops are 60 to 70 years old and I’m doing it the same way my grandfather took care of them since he got an ROS in the 80’s, so it doesn’t seem to remove much – if any – steel from the tops.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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