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paul johnson 221/03/2011 21:49:28
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Hello its time I stocked on my sand paper can anyone recommend a good fairly priced supplier.
Thanks Paul.
Derek Lane21/03/2011 21:58:08
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I always get mine from Screwfix but that is because it is only a short drive down the road. Engine does not even get hot that is how close
BillW21/03/2011 22:14:18
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Hi Paul,
I would go to any DIY store and like Derek I have a Screwfix very near but their counter procedure gets up my nose.
Do you have a Lidl near you, they have some from this Thursday, I will be having a look, if it's course enough to sand the Fourth Road Bridge I won't be buying any
dennis wake21/03/2011 23:30:12
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hi Paul
firstly what are you going to use the sand paper for( turning finish or for just general use).
if you are using it for turning i would advise on using abranet it will last 2s as long as any sand paper they sell them in either packs of 10 or boxes of 50 in varies grades.if you are able to i would get a pack of each grade as it is best to gradually go up the grades and not miss any out on the way. try >>here<< for it.
ian hawthorne22/03/2011 08:19:28
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Try here Paul 
I use them and the offer free delievery if you order online.

Edited By sparky on 22/03/2011 18:45:07

dennis wake22/03/2011 16:21:40
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hi All
just on on sand paper holders Aldi have the holder for 1/4 size sheets at £3.99 from thursday in my area so check your stores to see if yours has them.
Ron Davis22/03/2011 19:35:38
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I was going to recommend Abranet, but Dennis beat me to it, best plae to buy it is Ebay - -where else? around £15 for 50 sheets and your choice of grades incuding mixed. I like it because it is long lasting, does not clog and can be used with vecro. The grit is well graded, which meand that 120 for example, has all 129 grains, and not as some abrasives, the 120 being the largest grit, this means a more even finish and very few of those annoying scratches.
I have a vecro faced sanding block, $99 in Halfords completer with three sheets of abrasive, though this is the yellow stuff used in the motor trade.
paul johnson 222/03/2011 20:50:59
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thankyou for your reply's as always. sorry forgot to say it is for turning i have never heard of abranet before thats a new one on me, thats why i asked knowing you fellas wont point me in the right direction.
Simon Reeves23/03/2011 12:59:50
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You could also try webrax, which being completely flexible is great for turning and is especially good at taking the edge off a sharp arris without losing the crispness. You can go up to 1500g, which I often use for the final finish. They also do a non-abrasive version for applying polishes etc

Edited By Simon Reeves on 23/03/2011 13:03:35

Edited By Simon Reeves on 23/03/2011 13:19:48

Olly Parry-Jones23/03/2011 17:16:53
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If you're after rolls or sheets for hand-sanding then, as others have said, I've also found the brands available from Screwfix to be of a fairly good quality. You're better off sticking to a known brand though, whichever you go for (Norton, Hermes, Bosch, etc.). Red or yellow, for general woodworking, is fine. Anything cheaper or un-branded though and you'll probably find it loses its 'edge' too fast and that the grit falls off in what seems like seconds.
I had this experience once with some Silverline-branded yellow aluminium oxide rolls from Toolstation. Now, I only use the really cheap stuff if I want a non-slip surface on a jig or similar.
Abranet is excellent but, certainly not cheap, initially.
There are also several options for abrasive discs and belts.
paul johnson 202/04/2011 18:26:23
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I took delivery of my sand paper today I went for Abranet I bought a mixed box 50 sheets 120,180,240,320,400 grit for £15.75. will give you my thoughts when i use it on my next project Table Lamp.
Julian03/04/2011 11:49:14
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Hi Paul, I bought a similar bag of Abranet at Ally Pally to try and must say I do quite like it. It's not the cheapest I've used but it does seem to last a long time.
paul johnson 206/04/2011 20:24:13
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Well just came down from the shed used the abranet for the first time and i got to say it is first class, went through all the grits and finished the sanding alot quicker than the other stuff i was using and as other have said it is clog free well happy.

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