Friday, November 15, 2019

Tools - The Essentials, New Cheaper Sandpaper Roll!

I mentioned earlier how much I use the OOP Great Planes Easy Sander sanding block. The sandpaper is sticky, no clamping!

A problem - Great Planes sandpaper rolls are expensive and aren't available in grits finer than 220 grit.
I found some 400 grit sandpaper rolls on the Klingspor Woodworking website.
The sandpaper was very fine and very sticky! I couldn't pull it off the sanding block!
Daniel (The Rocket Noob) wrote and said to peel it off under running water. That helped, but still left some gum that needed Goof -Off to remove.

I found some adhesive backed sandpaper rolls on the Home Depot website. 400 grit, 75 feet for $20.00!
This is a much better price than the Great Planes or Klingspor rolls.
To see it: CLICK HERE

It's wider than the face of the sanding block, just cut off the excess with scissors. And, it's easy to peel off! No goo is left.
TIP: Cutting fine grit sandpaper with scissors can sharpen the scissors!


  1. And of course there's the option of cutting 8.5" x 11" sheet into 8 pieces (probably explains the 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" dimensions of the Easy Sander).

    1. Hi naoto,
      You certainly could cut strips from sheet sandpaper, but then you'd have to spray adhesive on the back one at a time as you needed them -

  2. The Powetec Sanding Roll is also available at Amazon. Comes in 400 (also 320, 220, 150, & 80). Each roll is $19.99

  3. now to find my long lost GP sanding "blocks".....

  4. Another way to help off overenthusiastic sticky-back sandpaper is to heat it with a heat gun (well, at least the kind for model airplane covering, not the ones for burning off paint). As with many adhesives, the heat softens this stuff.

    I, too, am so glad I have some of those Great Planes sanding tools from my model airplane tools.