Comparing Hook and Loop Sanding Discs Comparing Hook and Loop Sanding Discs

If you are keen on do-it-yourself projects, you may have used hook and loop sanding discs when finishing them. Comparing the 2 different types will enable you to determine which will be best for your own requirements.

Size

There are a range of sizes that hook and loop sanding discs are available in, enabling you to find one to fit your sander. This will also enable you to find one that is of a suitable size for the project you are undertaking. In addition to the actual size of the sanding discs, you will also be in a position to compare the quantity of discs that are available. The number you need will depend on the size and extent of the task.   

Material

The common factor with hook and loop sanding discs is the manner in which they are attached, but other factors differ. Most are made from paper, but other varieties are created to be more hard wearing by combining it with aluminum oxide. In addition to using more heavy duty materials, some sanding discs are foam backed to create some cushioning so that they are easier to use.       

Grit

The grit that the hook and loop sanding discs are come in are available in a range of different levels of coarseness. This will make it possible for you to find the right one for the required project, whether this is to remove paint or smooth a wood surface. You will find that the grit levels are deemed fine, medium and coarse and are differentiated with a numbered system.

Purpose

Hook and loop sanding discs can be compared according to the purpose that you intend to put them to as they are useful for a range of different purposes. The discs can be used with an orbital sander for projects such as stripping paint to shaping wood. Compare the discs in accordance with the project that you intend to undertake, otherwise use a type that is suitable for general sanding.

Convenience

The hook and loop attachment method of the sanding discs is similar to Velcro and makes them easy to exchange. Some sanders will be suited to the varieties that comprise a single hole in the middle, while others will not. Many types of sanding disc are made to comprise several holes which are used for the purpose of dust extraction. This helps to prevent the sander from becoming clogged by the dust that is produced by the operation of the tool. Compare the discs in accordance with which one will be the best option for your sander.

Cost

Due to the fact that sanding discs are readily available, you will find that they can be obtained from a range of different locations, from hardware stores to do-it-yourself retailers. Rather than immediately purchasing the first type of disc that you find, it will be prudent to compare varieties from different locations. This will enable you to compare the cost and determine where you can get the best deal.

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