View Full Version : Klingspor vs Mirka and Indasa sandpaper
01-29-2008, 10:14 AM
I used to love the orange Klingspor sandpaper. Since they have eliminated it, I find their product not much better than other cheaper brands, and not worth the extra expense. I recently saw aa online store selling Mirka and Indasa sandpapers. Ive never heard of either of these before- does anyone know anything about them and if they are any good?
01-29-2008, 10:47 AM
I use the Mirka "Abranet" I usually buy the rolls of the grit I need. It is really not a paper backed product but more like a fabric with an open "weave" that greatly eliminates the tendency to clog. When you do accumulate dust in the weave you just tap it and it will drop out. It is more expensive than regular paper per the equivalent area but does last much longer.
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01-29-2008, 02:17 PM
I've used Mirka RO disks for ten years or so I guess. No complaints.
01-29-2008, 07:36 PM
Mirka PSA 6 " no hole paper , good stuff , I save the old pieces , folded in half , for easing edges , sanding at the lathe etc. Pretty much no waste. I'm not a big fan of hook -n- loop paper , spendy and doesn't do the fold and re-use deal very well. Well , and my sanders has a PSA pad.
01-29-2008, 09:00 PM
I did some rather unscientific tests on Mirka vs 3M many years ago and Mirka won by a long shot. I have no idea if their product has remained consistent over the years, however. I have some old 3M paper that has been moved and stored for a little over a decade and the grit is falling off the edges.
01-29-2008, 11:12 PM
I've never run into Indasa brand abrasives. I've used a lot of Mirka & Klingspor over the years, and have been pretty happy with both. Generally like the Klingspor better, but have been less impressed lately with their belt sander belts. They just aren't hold up the way I've come to expect.
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01-30-2008, 08:09 PM
I use Mirka "Gold" paper in sheet form. Best I've ever used. Mirka makes other grades of paper that I've also used and don't recommend. Their "gold" grade stuff is terrific.
01-30-2008, 08:23 PM
My tests were with Mirka gold self adhesive discs. I've never seen anything but gold from Mirka but I've been out of circulation for a good while.
01-31-2008, 10:28 PM
I'm not at the shop right now, but we inadvertantly picked up a couple of 50 sheet packs of 120 and 80 grit by Mirka. The abrasive side of the stuff is white(ish). Very low rent. Right down there with the cheap stuff you get at box stores. If I think of it, I'll get the name of this type and post it just for drill.
02-10-2008, 02:54 PM
As a production woodworker for the last 25 years, I have tried just about every brand of sandpaper. The best, IMHO, is the Carborundum Premier Red. Pricey, but worth it in time saved.
The best, TLL
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