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Hi all....
I have a question about multi-tool sanding pads, the triangular shape one's. I'm thinking about buying a Milwaukee multi-tool to sand the inside of a medicine cabinet. The inside of the cabinet is 3 inches wide, it looks like most of the multi-tool sanding pads are at least 3 1/8 inches wide.
The question is has anyone trimmed down the size of the sanding pad to fit into smaller spaces? It seems like you could cut the attachment pad that holds the sandpaper, but I'd like someone that has tried it and the end result.
Thanks for any help
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Ed I have Rockwell's Sonicrafter Model #RK5151K and the sanding pad is 3" to each point. Rockwell's pad is 2 layers of different plastics so if the Milwaukee is also plastic, sanding an 1/8" of the corners shouldn't be an issue. Trim the sand paper and you should be good to go. I give a big thumbs up to the corded Sonicrafter, it's a beast. Since multi tools have a universal fit here's a link to the Rockwell sanding pads Here that is if you want to go that route. For some reason the pads RW8938 at Lowes are marked the same as what comes with the Sonicrafter while the same model number at Amazon and Homedepot show different specs
 

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For over ten years, I've taken the pads I was mean to, which resulted in melted hook/loops, and cut them down for other projects by cutting off the melted sections. They work fine and allow me to get into even tighter spots.

Without going out in the shop and measuring, I'm guessing a few of them are around 3/4" wide and a few inches long.

I, also, bought a bunch of Dollar Store 5-way's and putty knives, cut them down and drilled holes in them for use on projects. That worked well too.


Hi all....
I have a question about multi-tool sanding pads, the triangular shape one's. I'm thinking about buying a Milwaukee multi-tool to sand the inside of a medicine cabinet. The inside of the cabinet is 3 inches wide, it looks like most of the multi-tool sanding pads are at least 3 1/8 inches wide.
The question is has anyone trimmed down the size of the sanding pad to fit into smaller spaces? It seems like you could cut the attachment pad that holds the sandpaper, but I'd like someone that has tried it and the end result.
Thanks for any help
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:) Thanks for reassuring me! After thinking about it all, any of those attachments can be modified (or destroyed without great loss) however you look at it. Saturday, I received my Milwaukee cordless multi-tool, and can't wait to try it out.
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I bought my Fein Multitool a long time ago. If it died tomorrow, I'd have a new one within a week or two. It's not a tool I use every day, but when I need it I need it a lot.

:) Thanks for reassuring me! After thinking about it all, any of those attachments can be modified (or destroyed without great loss) however you look at it. Saturday, I received my Milwaukee cordless multi-tool, and can't wait to try it out.
Ed
 
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