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Forum topic by PPK posted 10-18-2021 02:29 PM 620 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PPK

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10-18-2021 02:29 PM

Has anyone tried this new net sandpaper? Particularly on a Festool sander? I REALLY like the new cubitron II grit, but I’m just a little hesitant about how like 75% of the disk is NOT abrasive!

If nobody says anything negative about it, I’m going to try some.

-- Pete


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 10-18-2021 04:11 PM

I just waiting to work through a little more of my stash of Klingspor discs, and then I’m converting completely.

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 10-18-2021 05:59 PM

I haven’t tried them but I did read a few 1 star reviews on Amazon. 1 complained there wasn’t enough sanding surface and 1 stated that the loop on the back wouldn’t stay in his Mikita 5” orbital sander.

I under stand the abrasive on the disc are made from ceramic and should last longer than aluminum oxide.

Maybe you could ask for a sample. It wouldn’t hurt to ask 3M or someone for one. All they can say is Yes or No.

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 10-18-2021 06:25 PM

Is Xtract the official name for Cubitron mesh paper? If so, there’s a discussion in the Lumberjocks review section about this paper in case the OP didn’t see that.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/12267

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#4 posted 10-18-2021 06:31 PM

Thanks, JAAune! I was not aware. Thanks also James and Fred. I’m going to order some. it’s really not that expensive… about $22 for 50 disks. Lot cheaper than the Fe$tool stuff.

-- Pete

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tvrgeek

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#5 posted 10-18-2021 07:09 PM

Same place as Fred. I’ll switch next batch. Of course I found out 3M did th epurplew in belts right after I bought a decade’s worth from Klingspor.

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bc4393

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#6 posted 10-18-2021 07:39 PM

Awesome discs. Watched katz moses do the comparison with the robot and it sold me. These things destroyed the competition. They removed more grams of material on the 4th 5 minute pass then some of the discs did in their entirety. I wish they came in sheets but the cubitron came in a close 2nd so I use those for sheet goods.

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