Bulk purchase of sandpaper

I use a lot of fine-grade sandpaper. Does anybody know where I can buy fairly large quantities, say 50 sheets, at a discount? The only biggish packs I have seen are mixed coarse/medium/fine.
Don Sannella Univ. of Edinburgh
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www.axminster.co.uk have a nice range of abrasives. Or there is CSM http://www.csmjustabrasives.co.uk/ I haven't used them but others in here have recommended them. There is also a company in Fife that do bulk abrasives but I can't find my details for them.
Also isn't there a Machinemart in Edinburgh? they might do you retail abrasives, somewhere in the West iirc.
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Peter Ashby wrote:

I'd also recommend justabrasives, if only for the wide range of products. they do big rolls of abrasive paper, which might well turn out to be economical depending on your application.
Nick
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Try Screwfix
240 grit roll at 5.50 for 115mm x 10m or 22 for 50m <http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/cat.jsp?tsV597&id 0166>
240 grit sheets 230mmx280mm @ 8 for 50 <http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/cat.jsp?tsV597&id 0163>
If you want finer than 240 grit ...
1200 grit wet&dry sheets 230mmx280mm @ 2.30 for 50shhets <http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/cat.jsp?tsV597&id 0162>
Request a catalogue and it will probably drop through your door before the week-end. <https://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/inf/getcat.jsp ;jsessionidBVKVJAXJ2RYH CJO2C4CHPQ?tsV892>
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www.screwfix.com ?
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wrote:

Any harm in asking what the usage is?
It would most likely be useful to talk to a specialist abrasives supplier. (3m for one could give you the name of a local supplier) He will explain the use of different grits, diffrerent grains, different bonds, different paper and cloth backings addition of steryte chalk etc.
Don't be tempted to just buy on grain size/type alone/.Cheaper abrasives can use some very nasty stiff backing papers. I've also seen flint paper around that is manufactured in Eastern Europe. Nast stuff IMHO
Paul Mc Cann
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Good point, I bought some rolls of cloth backed paper from Axminster a while ago and use them on my third sheet sander (I made a hole puncher) and compared to the paper sheets they don't tear, and so last several times longer, and its cheaper.
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 18:30:44 +0000, Paul Mc Cann

Have you seen the CSM catalogue ? It's the size of a decent phone book. When I saw my first one, I couldn't believe that anyone could be _that_ interested in abrasives. It's much better than their website.
A few years on, I buy all my abrasives from there, and they've sold me on paying the premium prices for the good stuff too.
They're a bit inept at mail order, but they're good at phone enquiries. Much more useful than 3M ever were, unless you wrote to them on letterhead from a Fortune 500 company.
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Paul Mc Cann wrote:

Just general DIY stuff, for instance furniture restoration. And for lightly sanding several square meters of a wooden kitchen worktop prior to oiling it, several times a year. 50 sheets would do me for a couple of years.
Thanks to everybody who has responded! I'm sure that I'll find what I'm after from one of these leads.
Don Sannella
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