Author Topic: Abrasives search tool - find the right abrasive for your sander and sanding task  (Read 74455 times)

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Offline Peter Halle

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I can't seem to use the tool either :(
I'm in The Netherlands.

The original link isn't functional.  Here is a link to what is currently on Festool USA website.  Please note that what we have here might be different than what you have in the Netherlands and of course the prices will be different.

https://www.festoolusa.com/knowledge/abrasives

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Offline jaguar36

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I can't seem to use the tool either :(
I'm in The Netherlands.
https://www.festoolusa.com/knowledge/abrasives

That page is in dire need of some updating.  For one thing the description of the Diamant is actually the description of the Vlies.

It would also be super if it had some useful descriptions particularly where the grits overlap.  For instance lets say I want to remove a fair amount of stock from a oak board; Rubin says its good for that, Garant says its good for bare wood, and Saphir says its good for aggressive stock removal too.  The description of Rubin is particularly poor. It's good for hard wood, but also good for soft wood, ohh and wood products too!  Why not just say its meant for wood?  It reads like someone was just trying to get in a bunch of keyword search terms.

Offline Allfinished

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I’m having trouble finding what paper to use for the 496692 hand sander. Which sandpaper should I be ordering for it and do I need to poke holes in them?

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I’m having trouble finding what paper to use for the 496692 hand sander. Which sandpaper should I be ordering for it and do I need to poke holes in them?

Welcome to the forum, @Allfinished. I think you mean 496962, right? It uses the same abrasive as the LS 130 and RTS 400 sanders. Link below.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/accessories/sanders/abrasives/rts-rtsc-400-abrasives.html


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Offline Allfinished

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Thanks so much!