I am with Brice on this one. I have used the Abranet with the protective pad on both 5" and 6" Festool sanders. The sandpaper is mesh so there is no problem with hole alignment there. The protective pad has holes but you can get enough of them to align to be effective. Also, Mirka sells replacement pads for Festool. I know that Woodcraft carries them. I have not tried them but it might be a consideration when your original wears out.
I very much like them. They kind of give you what I would describe as "road feel". In other words I can feel the mesh biting the wood as opposed to Festool which just seems to glide over the surface. Just a matter of preference.
As far as small quantities of paper, I know that Bob Marino, Timmy C. at Festool Junkie and Tom at Tool-Home, will split boxes of abrasives for you. All great guys. You have to call them. They all have their own websites or can be accessed through Festool USA.
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