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Offline kebatronic

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Mestool sandpaper?
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:41 PM »
I was looking to restock my sandpaper supply for my RO150 and I came across a Mestool brand sandpaper being sold on Amazon for less than half the Festool price. Claims to be Granat abrasive, looks like the right hole pattern, has 2 suspiciously positive reviews... I've googled Mestool and don't find much info other than it's probably Taiwanese. Has anyone bought and used this stuff? Is it a cheap Chinese knockoff or could it be the same paper rebranded and being sold cheap on amazon...?

Mestool 617-GP Blue 6-Inch 17-Hole 150 Grit Granat Abrasives 100-Pack (150) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8TS506/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lxB5ybT0YBEX4

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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 12:05 AM »
Origin   China

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8TS506/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lxB5ybT0YBEX4

I'd stay with Festool sandpaper. :)

Online Alex

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 04:54 AM »
100 pack for $30 = toilet paper.

Offline Svar

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 05:01 AM »
Mestool? What a nicely inconspicuous name. I'm expecting Mestool sanders hit the market soon.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 05:04 AM by Svar »

Offline Svar

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 05:13 AM »
has 2 suspiciously positive reviews...
To be fair there is another sandpaper from the same company with 300 positive reviews over 14 month period, normally distributed.

Offline Daver

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 09:24 AM »
Mestool? What a nicely inconspicuous name. I'm expecting Mestool sanders hit the market soon.

I'll wait for the Grestool.   
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 10:17 AM »
100 pack for $30 = toilet paper.

Very funny...that just keeps me chuckling softly... [not worthy]

Offline Holmz

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 10:50 AM »
One does not know unless they try, but they could even make the paper that is rebranded FT.

Offline Huxleywood

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 10:59 AM »
If you are looking to save money just buy Klingspor, they are a time proven industrial abrasive supplier.

http://www.woodworkingshop.com/category.aspx?id=21&f7=FESTOOL+RO150

Online Alex

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 01:00 PM »
The best money saver in my opinion is Indasa Rhynogrip RedLine. 40% of the Festool price and 80% of it's durability. Good paper to work with.

Offline kebatronic

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 01:20 PM »
So I bought a box, because I have to know... plus amazon's return policy is pretty good. I'll post some pics and compare to the Festool stuff this weekend.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Mestool sandpaper?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 01:22 PM »
So I bought a box, because I have to know... plus amazon's return policy is pretty good. I'll post some pics and compare to the Festool stuff this weekend.
so worst case it turns out to be Meh-tool sandpaper, and you return it- [wink]
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