Mirka Abranet 5" Assortment Pack, 35 pack
This unique patented sanding material contains thousands of small holes, making it possible to effectively vacuum away dust and other particles without clogging the disc surface. The result is a...
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- Revolutionary new technique for dust-free sanding
- Multifunctional product used on both wood and composite materials
- Durable long lasting product
- Mirka Part number 9A-232-AP
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This project was my first experience in turning these Travel Mugs offered in a kit by Woodcraft. This is a relatively new kit with a screw top lid. In our online ad, it states, “Create a custom travel mug using your favorite wood or mixed media to produce a one-of-a-kind dramatic effect. You can either turn the outer liner using a stave configuration or simply use solid wood blocks. Although this kit is for an experienced turner, you will find that the hollowing techniques are easy to execute, and the results are nothing short of amazing.
I have been using Abranet for a while now, and it's a revolution to sandpaper! The mesh design is brilliant, and super effective at getting a very high percentage of the dust generated, and it's design means MUCH less clogging of the sanding medium, yielding much longer life over conventional sandpaper.The 80 grit mesh is super aggressive and lasts way longer than plain old sandpaper. I highly recommend using a Mirka backing pad on your sander when using Abranet, as the rougher grits will beat up your stock Velcro pad. Woodcraft #'s 147516 or 147518 will protect your sanders Velcro... Highly recommended!!
Great product!! Used with a Festool EQ 125 RO sander, finishing becomes a breeze.
Best Pads I've used
I just used my Abranets yesterday while rebuilding an old exterior door with a damaged lock pocket. It's one of those products that's so simple and so superior to the traditional options that I had to post a review. The mesh makes it unnecessary to line up the pad to the holes on your sander and it still manages to breath better than a pad designed for your RO Sander's hole pattern. Because they come with a tall, wispy loop backing the dust is able to pass through the entire face of the disk, not just through the space directly over the vent hole on the pad. If the mesh stood directly on the holes.. it'd suck up dust like a shop-vac pressed against a screen door. Because it stands off.. it works like a vac on a sawdust collection box with a screen over it. It creates a plenum between the sanding surface and the sander's disk to allow the whole face of the disk to breathe. The 'cushy' looping also gives you a softer sanding face so you're less likely to gouge or burn your work surface. The variety pack goes all the way down to 600 grit.. and this is the only pad I'd even considering trying to sand that fine with on a RO.. even with my variable-speed Ridgid. With a traditional pad.. 240 and higher is pretty much worthless because you can't clear the dust fast enough from the grit.. and I'd never trust that sort of delicate sanding with the traditional paper on hard-plastic velcro of my RO sander. Bottom line........ They adhere very well. They pull more dust off the surface than a solid disk with dust holes. They have a finer abrasive grit than a similarly rated traditional pad so you get good material removal without gouging. ..They're just awesome. Oh yea.. they last longer than traditional pads so they quickly pay for themselves. I can't wait to pick up the 40-60-80 pack.
Allows sawdust through backing
works well with dust collection system as it allows sawdust through the "net" backing