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jasonB

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I'm getting close to the bottom of my box of 120grit Bosch discs and before I order another one from Axminster thought I would ask what makes other members use.

I find that the Bosch ones loose their edge quite quickly especialy on hardwoods such as oak, maple & beech. Would like to try the Mirka ones from rutlands but don't want to order a box of 50 if they are no better. What do CSM do :?:

BTW I use them on a Metabo SXE450.

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I use the Mirka ones Jason and find them good. Not sure on the hardwoods you use though.


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Don't buy the Screwfix discs - mine (5" on a Bosch Pex400) clog up quickly, lose their edge and often lose their velcro backing (or just come unstuck) as well - they move quite quickly when they fly off the base of the sander :wink: :shock: :D

I like the Hermes cloth backed "paper" for woodturning and intend trying it on the Bosch when I'e exhausted my Screwfix discs.

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Jason,

I do like Mirka abrasives but have used them mainly in hand sanding. Their Abralon and Abramesh things are nothing short of miraculous.

On my ROSs I am currently using Bosch, and the ones sold by Festool. I rate the Festool ones highly.
 

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Thanks for the replies, think I will try the Festool.

Chris can you confirm that they are the same 6 hole pattern as the bosch :?:

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Festool have a different pattern, with a central hole, don't they?

CSM sell Hermes disks btw.
 

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You got there while I was slowly typing!

By the way, just looked at the CSM website and they do a good range of festool-punched discs. I'd looked in their catelogue the other day and reached the conclusion that they didn't for some reason.
 

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Their Abralon and Abramesh things are nothing short of miraculous
Chris, Have you got a source for these please. I use Mirka rolls and am very pleased with them but I've not seen the pads.

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Thanks Chris.

I'll try some local bodyshop suppliers (hadn't thought of that)

I was reading this month's FWW this morning esp the letter following up the use of car polish instead of pumice/ rottenstone.

Have you ever used this type of thing - seems intriguing and makes sense but I imagine that most of the products have silicone in them and IIRC that causes all manner of finishing probs

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Tim,

I use an autobody polishing compound for finishes if a very high gloss is needed and it is fine. I don't think there is silicone in it but as it is only used on a finish, it shouldn't matter anyway. They come in a range of abrasiveness and are less messy to use than the pumice/rottenstone route.

You can also get burnishing compunds from the likes of Liberon/ Chestnut et al. They all seem a bit different in terms of particle size and effectiveness and I have no particular favourite.

Mind you the results of sanding with 4000 grit Abralon are pretty darn good without a burnisher!
 

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hi jason and others
has anyone tried the 150mm Makita discs these are 6 hole punched and i thought i read somewhere match the metabo sander. D&M have them listed in 10 and 50 packs

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