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AllanK

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12-20-2018 03:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sonicrafter oscillating tool sanding pads sanding walnut question

I am using the above with a hook and loop triangular sanding pad (Dremel) to sand contours on a piece I’m working on, but I’m finding that the sandpaper doesn’t stay put on the pad. Not only does it shift around, but after a short while the fluffy part of the sandpaper backing separates from the paper leaving a gummy residue on the sanding pad. Also, the hooks on the sanding pad seem to get worn down very quickly, so new paper doesn’t stick, either.

Is this a problem with me (pushing too hard?), the quality of the sandpaper, or the choice of the sanding pad(Dremel)? Or is this par for the course?

[Heading over to the workshop to take some photos to illustrate the above. Will post shortly.]

-- "Stupidity is forever, but ignorance can be fixed."


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#1 posted 12-20-2018 03:55 PM

Photos of above:

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#2 posted 12-20-2018 04:09 PM

I have a Bosch detail sand but they are similar. I would have to say you are pushing down to hard. They are more for final finish sanding and occasional hard to get areas with a heavy grade grit. I also had a Ryobi detail sander and it suffered the same problem you have, although it did not use Velcro – just adhesive and it was always failing. Sits on a shelf now unused.

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#3 posted 12-20-2018 04:12 PM

Maybe all of those factors. Clean the hooks and loops part of the sander with a small wire brush gently. That will help the sandpaper stay in place. Maybe try a different sandpaper, i mean the coarseness of the grit, because it does sound like you are applying too much pressure and creating excess friction/heat that is melting the adhesive. Progress through the different grits, courser to finer, if you are removing a lot of material/wood.

Lastly, if none of that works, try a different brand of sandpaper pads.

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#4 posted 12-20-2018 06:23 PM

Thanks, I’ll try all suggestions.

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#5 posted 12-31-2018 04:10 AM

Thanks to all – I bought some Bosch sanding pads, and they seem to hold much better. Also using a much lighter touch. After destroying yet another Drexel sanding pad, I decided to buy the original from Rockwell. Waiting for it to arrive. Dust collection is proving to be a real problem, though. The fine dust is precipitating everywhere in the shop in spite of the ceiling-mounted Jet filter.

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#6 posted 01-01-2019 01:42 AM

I get the best service using the Fein brand pads and sandpaper.
When longevity is considered the money is the same, maybe even better with the Fein products vs the cheapo versions.
I am using the cheap felt back sandpaper pads for hand sanding so it doesn’t hit the trash can with zero ROI.
The cheap hook pads did get tossed in the trash and I considered that good riddance.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#7 posted 01-01-2019 01:44 AM

I use a downdraft table when I use the multi tool and it makes a huge difference with the dust.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#8 posted 01-01-2019 05:38 PM

Happy New Year to all.

Charlie, good advice, will investigate. Thanks.

-- "Stupidity is forever, but ignorance can be fixed."

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