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May 4th, 2017 at 10:07pm
 
I live in canada.. Setting lathe up along with everything associated and need advice on sandpaper. Which brand and place to order from. I like buying stuff once so would like reasonably priced but quality. Where would i order from as live in small town in b.c.
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Re: Sandpaper help
Reply #1 - May 4th, 2017 at 11:47pm
 

Lee Valley amd KMS are sources in Canada I have had some dealings with who carry sanding supplies.   

Understand there are some issues getting materials through customs.


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Reply #2 - May 5th, 2017 at 7:27am
 
Many here get 2" and 3" sanding discs from VincesWoodNWonders.com  Vince should be able to advise on any problems shipping from Kentucky to Canada.

I also use full sized sheets torn into quarters. I've been very pleased with Norton 3X sheets as they seem to last longer.
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Reply #3 - May 5th, 2017 at 10:26am
 
I buy pretty much exclusively from Vince and have no issues with cross border. Call Vince and make sure that he knows that you want shipping by USPS, not a courier.
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Reply #4 - May 6th, 2017 at 9:17am
 
Look up Wood Essence Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
They are in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, very good quality product, and great service. No international trans-border issues. I use the Mirlon Total mesh a lot, lasts forever and does a great job.
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Reply #5 - May 7th, 2017 at 5:42pm
 
So which is better blue, black or green flex disks. From vinces.
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Reply #6 - May 7th, 2017 at 6:31pm
 
Likely there is a fair amount of subjectivity involved, like asking if Ford, Chevy, or Dodge is better.  After starting with the gold disks, I progressed to blue and don't bother trying every new color that comes out.  Likely there is a difference in price.
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Reply #7 - May 7th, 2017 at 6:46pm
 
No cross border hassles
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Reply #8 - May 8th, 2017 at 8:53am
 
Vince recommended Blue to me some time ago, and I've stuck with them. He sent me samples of green with one of my blue orders, but I didn't notice any difference and they were a bit pricier at the time.

Call Vince and tell him what you are doing. He won't try to oversell you.
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Reply #9 - May 11th, 2017 at 8:32pm
 
Glenn. Why buy from across the line when you can get product from a local hardware store or from Wood Essence on line?!!
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Re: Sandpaper help
Reply #10 - May 12th, 2017 at 8:05am
 
Ron Rutter wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 8:32pm:
Glenn. Why buy from across the line when you can get product from a local hardware store or from Wood Essence on line?!!


In general, hardware store sandpaper is not good for woodturning. - and I'm being kind! Smiley
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Reply #11 - May 12th, 2017 at 6:12pm
 
You are being soo kind. Haha. Thanks for the direction. Looking at options now.
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Re: Sandpaper help
Reply #12 - May 13th, 2017 at 8:09am
 
I also get 2" and 3" sanding discs and pads from Rob Lee at Lee Valley.
I also use full sized sheets torn into quarters and then fold into thirds. I also use on Norton, but Lee Valley has some good stuff also.

If you do start power sanding make sure the lathe is not turning more then 500 rpm or any pads will not hold the discs very good and will heat up the pads and the Velcro will come off.
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Re: Sandpaper help
Reply #13 - May 13th, 2017 at 9:04am
 
Been using vinces blue discs for at least 10 years....tried the green...but the velcro I am using on pads I make doesnt like the green ...went back to blue...but sanding by hand these are the best sandpaper I have ever used and will never stay from this brand either...made in canada too! So you should be able to find it easier than me...
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Re: Sandpaper help
Reply #14 - May 13th, 2017 at 9:15am
 
Since I'm one of the Canadians buying from Vince, I figure that I'll chime in to say why. I practically live at Lee Valley, and tried the wave discs they sell. They are pricey and didn't last anywhere near as long as Vince's blue disks. I tried others from Canadian sources, but again, I found that Vince's blue lasts much longer. I would love to be able to find the blue disks from a Canadian source, and to be fair, maybe they are available. I've not looked since I started buying from Vince. If someone here knows of a Canadian source for the same blue disks that Vince sells, please post here.
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