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Guide to Backing Pads and Pad Protectors

A backing pad is an attachment that secures sanding discs and other accessories on power tools. It goes beneath the sanding discs to provide adequate cushioning for the highest performance. Backing pads also help ensure the disc’s entire surface area is available for the project, which provides the most even finish. This guide will explain […]

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Sanders and Abrasives for Automotives

Whether building custom cars or managing auto body repair shops, it pays to have a direct source for all automotive sander needs from durable, quality brands. Automotive sanders create a smooth, even finish on vehicle exteriors to prepare them for painting or having any defects repaired. Sanders are tools with abrasive sections that remove unwanted […]

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Sanders and Abrasives for Woodworking

Tools for Wood Work Abrasive Discs Sanders Sanding Belts When working with wood, especially when cutting it in any way, sanding is an integral part of the process. The first recorded use of sandpaper is from China in the 13th century. Sand, glass, shells and plants are some of the various materials ancient societies used […]

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Sanders and Abrasives for Stainless Steel

Stainless steel products are known for their sleek, polished chrome finish. What’s the best way to achieve this desired finish? Grinding and sanding stainless steel are highly effective ways to produce the finished results you want from your stainless steel welded products. To achieve the desired finish, manufacturers and metal workers need sanders and abrasives […]

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Best Flap Discs for Aluminum

Does your business or manufacturing operation involve the processing of aluminum? If so, you likely rely on grinding for functions such as deburring and cleanup. Since using the right abrasive is essential for optimizing grinding results and overcoming the challenges of aluminum, you’ll want to know how to choose the most appropriate aluminum grinding wheel for […]

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Self-Generating Vacuum Sanders

Mirka Self-Generating Vacuum Sanders For Sale As their name suggests, self-generating vacuum sanders allow woodworkers to enjoy a dust-free approach to their craft. At National Abrasives, Inc., we’re proud to carry a complete line of Mirka self-generating vacuum sanders. Whether your jobs require the most powerful models or the smallest and most versatile ones, you’ll have […]

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Mirka Sanders

Mirka Power Sanders: A Brief Overview National Abrasives, Inc. is proud to offer Mirka-brand power sander products. Mirka power sanders are well-renowned throughout the abrasive industry for their durability, resilience and strength. If you’re looking at purchasing a power sander for your business or project but don’t have a lot of experience using these tools, […]

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Electric Orbital Sanders

Buyer’s Guide to Electric Random Orbital Sanders When it’s time to sand woodwork, walls, furniture, metal or other objects, there’s a variety of options. Choices include completing sanding projects by hand or using a battery-operated pneumatic sander or an electric sander. Most people prefer power tools for sanding because sanding by hand can be slow […]

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Pneumatic Random Orbital Finishing Sanders

Pnuematic Random Orbital Finishing Sanders for Sale Over the past two decades, pnuematic random orbital sanders have become one of the more reliable tools in many woodworkers’ tool belts. The reason behind this trend is simple. The tool’s sanding disks spin and move in an elliptical pattern simultaneously, given craftsmen the peace of mind that comes with […]

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How Interface Pads Affect Disc and Machine Performance

Interface pads, also called backup pads, offer a smoother sand and more flexibility for a variety of projects. The soft interface pad goes directly between the sander backing plate and the abrasive disk of a powered sander. Its main purpose is to provide an even sand for contoured edges or detailed projects, by creating a […]

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