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bruc101

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09-24-2021 02:44 AM

I was just about out of 120 grit today so I went to HD to get a pack until my order comes from another vendor.

By mistake, I picked up a large pack of the Diablo Sandnet disk, got home and opened the pack. When I saw what it was I said uh oh, can’t take it back now and thought maybe I was out some bucks.

I gave it a try on a large Larch wood end grain cutting board and was surprised at how well it sanded. Seemed to me it was working better than the regular 120 grit.

Anyone else using it?

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org


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#1 posted 09-24-2021 03:35 AM

I almost picked some up to try it a couple of weeks ago. but i couldnt find any reviews, good or bad, so I bought the regular ones to save money. My main complaint with the diablo regular discs is they wear out faster than most. i tend to buy them for throw away projects, especially if in a hurry.

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#2 posted 09-24-2021 04:11 PM

I use it and like it.

Be sure you are using the INTERFACE PAD or you’ll be in for an expensive surprise soon when your sander’s backer won’t hold discs anymore

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SMP

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#3 posted 09-24-2021 04:37 PM



I use it and like it.

Be sure you are using the INTERFACE PAD or you ll be in for an expensive surprise soon when your sander s backer won t hold discs anymore

- xedos

the ones i saw at home depot were the kit with pad, which is why they were around $15, hence why i didn’t buy

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#4 posted 09-24-2021 04:51 PM


I use it and like it.

Be sure you are using the INTERFACE PAD or you ll be in for an expensive surprise soon when your sander s backer won t hold discs anymore

- xedos

the ones i saw at home depot were the kit with pad, which is why they were around $15, hence why i didn’t buy

- SMP

They are pretty cheap in the 30 pack which also comes with felt thingy.

I was pleasantly surprised by performance. Probably not as good as some other paper but worth the price IMO. I think they are better than mirka gold for a reference.

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#5 posted 09-25-2021 12:57 AM

I’ve used it a lot, actually. I find it snads nicely on flat stuff, but the minute you see any kind of sharp edge, it self destructs instantaneously… (well, maybe not instantaneously, but pretty quick) It does this, especially gnarly around the edges. There, it balls up and basically creates general havoc. (and usually some cursing).

I see why they are not available in the coarser grits!

I find if you are working on a flat piece, they do, in fact, work better and last longer than traditional paper disks.

I am planning to place an order for some of the new 3M mesh stuff. It’s gotten good reviews.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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bruc101

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#6 posted 09-25-2021 02:00 AM

The more I use it the better I like it over regular sandpaper. I’ve got a pile of Larch end grain cutting boards to sand and it seems to be ahead of the game over regular paper on them.

I don’t sand sharp edges with a ros and it seems to work well over rounded over edges. So far I’ve had no issues with it.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#7 posted 09-25-2021 05:31 AM

well ive used it and it’s ok but i still prefer abranet hands down,for me it just excels over the diablo brand.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 09-25-2021 05:59 AM

I got them by accident and have used them since then. Probably better ones out there, but I’m happy with these. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 09-26-2021 12:41 AM

Sorry to be that,

but this post under Review would give this product, that you seem to endorse, better exposure to other LJ members.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 09-26-2021 11:55 PM



well ive used it and it s ok but i still prefer abranet hands down,for me it just excels over the diablo brand.

- pottz

What specifically is abranet better at for you ?

I have some of both and find the scratch patterns to be indistinguishable on the woods and finishes I typically use. They gum up and last roughly the same amount of time as well. Can’t say one is tougher than the other either.

But Diablo sandnet sure is a heck of a lot cheaper and more available than Mirka’s mesh discs.

YMMV

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#11 posted 09-27-2021 12:03 AM

i just find it seems to last longer and sands faster.hell i even sell the diablo brand,but i dont use it.my preference, to each his own.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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tvrgeek

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#12 posted 09-27-2021 09:04 AM

Over on another forum was a link to a pretty good test of pads. Diablo did reasonably well, but the 3M Xtract blew them all away. Search for Katz-Moses

I had decent luck with the Shopsmith grey disks. the standard 3M Purple disks and with Klingspor.

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#13 posted 09-27-2021 01:24 PM

I got some 180 grit a couple weeks ago because I ran out unexpectedly and was in the middle of a project. I don’t love having to take the interface pad on and off to swap to another grit since all my 120 and 220 is regular velcro backed, but on the whole its been fine. I actually like the feel of the softer pad with the interface pad on. I even hand sanded with the pad and disc after I pulled it off the sander, and that was great.

I might have to look into similar style paper for my 6” ROS. Certainly HD is not going to have anything for 6” sanders. They so rarely have any of that in stock, and it’s usually the standard Diablo garbage when they do.

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