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If you don't know about 3X sand paper, and if it is as good as I am reading about it, you need to have a look at the reviews on it. Bill has put me onto it, I have ordered in both sheets and discs as well as a new Bosch 6" ROS.

I had never heard of it until now, and unless sanding is your favorite thing to do in the shop, you need to explore this product. Here is the link to the reviews.


Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Norton Sandpaper 3X 80-Grit 9-by-11-Inch Sheets, 20-Sheets per Pack #2641

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I've used them, not that impressed, the 60 grit do seem to last longer than others but the finer grit seems to me about the same as other brands I've used. YMMV
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I've used them, not that impressed, the 60 grit do seem to last longer than others but the finer grit seems to me about the same as other brands I've used. YMMV

I guess that I will have to see for myself, but since it was reccomemded tp me by a source that has great credibility, that being Bill, a member of this fourm.

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Oh sorry thought you were looking for others input, I'll be sure to read with finer detail :-)
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Oh sorry thought you were looking for others input, I'll be sure to read with finer detail :-)
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It's me that should be sorry, certainly anybody's input would be welcomed by myself, I may have worded the title of this thread in a poor manner. Please do comment.

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If you don't know about 3X sand paper, and if it is as good as I am reading about it, you need to have a look at the reviews on it. Bill has put me onto it, I have ordered in both sheets and discs as well as a new Bosch 6" ROS.

I had never heard of it until now, and unless sanding is your favorite thing to do in the shop, you need to explore this product. Here is the link to the reviews.


Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Norton Sandpaper 3X 80-Grit 9-by-11-Inch Sheets, 20-Sheets per Pack #2641
3X and 4X are okay...
try the ceramic coated paper/disks/belts... now ya got something...

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Hey Stick... sounds as though you are familiar with the Norton 3X papers. I've read a good deal about the ceramics and have been tempted,,,is there that much of a difference between the two? Any one particular feature stand out? wear? stock removal?

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Hey Stick... sounds as though you are familiar with the Norton 3X papers. I've read a good deal about the ceramics and have been tempted,,,is there that much of a difference between the two? Any one particular feature stand out? wear? stock removal?

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the "X" papers are good but the ceramics are way better... the coarser ceramic belts/discs will literally produce micro fine shavings instead of dust...
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A few years ago I was introduced to Blueline sandpaper and since then I will not use any other brand as I found it far superior to the 3M and Norton products. It has a strong backing paper, will not clog and lasts a long time. I buy the velcro backed sheets and discs. It is the series siarexx 61 - SIA is the manufacturer. The sheets are very handy for hand sanding as you apply them to a small cork sanding block which is light and fits the hand comfortably. I think the grit is either aluminum oxide or silicon carbide depending on the paper. The product is Swiss made. I purchase mine at KSM but the product is distributed worldwide and should be available in most places. I don't know why the box stores don't handle it.

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