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Offline Mario Turcot

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Abrasive storage
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:10 PM »
Hello all, I recently bought some abrasive Rubin2 and Granat for my ETS EC 125. They came in a plastic bag and are all bended. I put a heavy box on them and after a few days they are still bended. The humidity in the shop is relatively stable at ~20%

How do you keep them flat?
Mario

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Offline Alex

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Re: Abrasive storage
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 12:45 PM »
You really don't need to keep them flat. They will still fit the pad of the sander perfectly. I wouldn't be suprised if the bend is added on purpose in the production process.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 03:39 PM by Alex »

Offline justaguy

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Re: Abrasive storage
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 12:46 PM »
I've read that some people have taken the "cake box" or spindle cases that bulk 50 - 100 count CDs and DVDs come in and use them for 5 inch or 125mm storage.

I store mine in a systainer.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Abrasive storage
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 01:53 PM »
Thanks, I also store them in a systainer but 10 of them take room for 100  [eek]
Mario

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Abrasive storage
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 02:06 PM »
I store mine on edge in a custom-built grid inside a Systainer.  "Bent" abrasives are just not a problem. 
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Abrasive storage
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 11:35 AM »
I store mine on edge in a custom-built grid inside a Systainer.  "Bent" abrasives are just not a problem.

That is a great idea, thanks for the suggestion  [smile]

Alex, that was my first concern and I'm glad the shape won't matter. My next concern is storage, I have a systainer with an insert where you can stack ~50 but because they are bent only 20 fits. Perhaps if I put them in the microwave they will take their initial shape  [wink]
Mario