I've been looking at pole sanders. (Manual, if there's any other
kind.) The heads are ~3" wide. This does not seem to be a standard
size - cut sheets are wider, and cutting from a full sheet would leave
a fair amount of waste.
I suspect this must make sense, but it seems screwy to me. Is there
some reason you'd want to use paper that's wider than the pad?
On Fri, 08 May 2015 14:59:10 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
several sises - 4 3/16 X 11 being standard "half sheet" but 3 5/16 and
3 2/3 by 11 are more common. These are fiberglass screen sheets for
sanding drywall, and are generally cut to fit the "paper clips" on the
ends of the sanding pad. There's even a kit to run on your shop-vac
to collect all the dust, but it has, in my experience, had a serious
static electricity problem!!!
On 5/8/2015 4:01 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Yep. Sanding 'screens'. Available in various grits in the display with the
other drywall tools and supplies at any of the big-box stores. They are
My only problem is that I tend to get carried away with the coarser grits
which are extremely aggressive and plow grooves in the compound and then
have to work harder to get rid of them. Oh, and they are 'screens' so that
air passes straight through so they can be attached to sanding pads which
have a hose going to a shop vac to remove a good bit of the dust before it
gets into the air (but this only works with a good vac with high-quality
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