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Offline Steven Owen

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Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:22 PM »
I opted to buy 6 inch Abranet discs for my new ETS-EC 150 along with the Granat Net interface protectors.  I didn’t have the extra pennies in the budget this month to drop $500 dollars to buy a full range of Granat discs for the summer projects.

I was able to buy a mixed bundle of Abranet discs from Lee Valley with grits ranging from 80 to 320 versus dropping $80 per a box for Granat.


I guess we’ll see how this goes.  The Abranet and Granat NET are pretty much the same thing.  I would hope the Granat NET protector would do an equally good job holding onto Abranet paper.
 

Really, I would have purchased Granat if you get a box of 10.  It would take forvever to use 50 or 100 sheets of 320 Granat.  $500 bucks buys a lot of hardwood for projects.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 03:59 PM »
I’ll be interested in your evaluation as recently I made the same purchase. I bought the new Festool pad and net interface pads along with Mirka net for the EC 150. Thought I’d use it on drywall in the same way you used a pole sander and 3M black net sheet abrasives.

Even boxes of 20 discs would be easier to swallow than boxes of 50 or 100 discs.

Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 02:39 PM »
Over here you can buy Abranet in "test packages" of 10 sheets. Mirka official cardboard box and all. But they cost about €17.50 vs €55 or so for a box of 50.

Offline SouthRider

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Re: Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 04:50 PM »
Been using Abranet for 3 years and love it!. Bought some Granat net to try, initial reaction with a few pieces is that the Abranet seems more aggressive for the same grit.

Haven't done anything extremely fine to see if the Granat has a finer finish though.
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 06:12 PM »
Been using Abranet for 3 years and love it!. Bought some Granat net to try, initial reaction with a few pieces is that the Abranet seems more aggressive for the same grit.

Haven't done anything extremely fine to see if the Granat has a finer finish though.

The biggest test will be edge sanding.  I’m building a storage cabinet inside my Incra router table with plywood.  I’m curious to see how the Abranet will hold up on edge sanding with plywood.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 06:34 PM »
Edge sanding with Abranet? How about surfing with a skateboard?

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Re: Test spin with Abranet and Granat Net pad protectors
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 12:15 PM »
We offer customizable 50-sheet Granat Net assortments.
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