Converting Performax to Hook & Loop

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Forum topic by lcurrent posted 10-18-2017 05:09 PM 525 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2017 05:09 PM

Anyone have a thing to say about this ?

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#1 posted 10-18-2017 08:31 PM

Why do you want to?

Reason I ask is a lot of people don’t like dealing with access to the spring clip tensioners. Personally I don’t have any trouble with the on mine (16/32) but I have read that plenty of people do have issues. For these people, I think the H&L fix is a nifty solution.

In my mind the downside is you lose the nice tight contact between the paper and the drum which goes a long way to dissipating heat and it seem you need to tape up the ends of the drum to keep the paper in place. I’d imagine the paper is also more expensive with the H&L backing.

Either way, I don’t think there is any overriding disadvantage to making the conversion.

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#2 posted 10-18-2017 08:52 PM

I think I do the std. sandpaper once in awhile leaves a black gouge on the edge just did it on a large piece of Mesquite I have a Flatmaster never have this
problem on it

thanks for your reply

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#3 posted 10-18-2017 09:28 PM

I really like hook and loop drums. The one I have runs very cool. No heat build up at all, and I’ve never burned the sandpaper. I don’t know the reason for running cooler, it just does. I hate the clips that hold the paper on, so hook and loop is great for me. I’d say do it! I get hook and loop sandpaper at the Klingspor wood working shop. (online)

-- Pete

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