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Thread: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

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    Default Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    No Festool dealer nearby, closest is in Savannah about a 1:15 drive and they have weird hours.
    Went to an auto body supply shop today in Beaufort. 3M 6 hook and loop discs have a hole pattern very similarly to Festool.
    A little cheaper, and worked very well.
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    Default Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    You won't go wrong with 3M and you may find Mirka somewhere,which is of similar quality.

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    Default Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    mirka outperforms festool imo
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    mirka outperforms festool imo
    Really? Ive found Festool discs to be the best so far. Never tried Mirka; guess I'll have to now....

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    Default Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    mirka outperforms festool imo
    That is my experience also, the Mirka Abranet mesh style discs last longer and perform way better

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    Default Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    Klingspor all day everyday for every sander I own, Mirka Ceros, 4 Festools, Makitas, Boschs, etc. You can get paper to fit any hole pattern and size. They make their own net abrasives too. I mainly stick with their PS33 and PS36 papers.
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    Default Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    Ditto on Klingspor

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