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Forum topic by Karda posted 06-06-2018 12:11 AM 720 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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06-06-2018 12:11 AM

Hi, I heard somewhere that scotch brite is good for sanding and I thought I would try it. Does anybody use it for my bowls. how does it work are there different grits thanks


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Rich

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#1 posted 06-06-2018 12:48 AM

I prefer Mirlon Total non-woven pads. They come in 320, 1500 and 2500 equivalent grits. They last a long time, can be rinsed and reused and just do a great job.

I used to use the 3M pads, and they are good, but I prefer these.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 06-06-2018 12:56 AM

We use the various types of 3M non-woven (Scotch-Brite) pads on raw wood and at various finishing steps on lathe or flat wood projects.. At one time 3M had a brochure comparing pad color to coated abrasive grit size. I am unable to locate this but you might call.

I did find this:

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/All-3M-Products/Manufacturing/Woodworking/Hand-Pads/Scotch-Brite/?N=5002385+8709320+8710964+8711017+8711140+8711730+3294857497&rt=r3

There are a couple of brochures in PDF format on some of the listed hand pad pages that may give you some guidance.

I did locate a comparison chart in this article.

https://www.pfonline.com/articles/how-to-choose-and-use-non-woven-abrasives

We also use various grits of Klingspor’s Ultra Sanding pads

https://www.woodworkingshop.com/specialty-abrasives/

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 06-06-2018 02:13 AM

I use them all the time and they work well. They have many uses not just woodworking so buying in bulk pays off.

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Karda

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#4 posted 06-06-2018 03:58 AM

Thanks I will try it, thanks for the links. The comparison chart in the article is what I am looking for

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