Low priced source for mixed grit wet-dry sandpaper?

I need to refresh my wet-dry sandpaper supply for my Scarey-Sharp sharpening system...
To do this I like to buy 3-5 sheets each of about 12 different grits of sandpaper from 150 grit up to 3000.
Buying individual small packs is usually quite cost-prohibitive.
Any advice on sources that would sell a mixed pack of total say 36-100 sheets at an affordable price?
Thanks
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I bought packages of five 9"x11" sheets of wet/dry silicon carbide paper, ranging from 60 to 2000 for around $40 from
http://www.woodworkingshop.com /
That seems to be as fine as they sell there. The prices I found at the auto-parts stores was similar, but the sheets were only 1/3 the size! For me, looking at the price of the other sharpening alternatives helps make the $40 seem affordable. On the other hand, after seeing what I'm investing in "Scarey-Sharp" it makes some of the other alternatives seem more plausable too...(someday..).
Hope this is helpful. Good luck!
Bill
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High quality sanding paper and cloths there. Martin
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Thanks for the reference... As I look into this more, I realize that I have some more questions: 1. Is wet/dry silicon carbide the best abrasive material for scarey-sharp sharpening and for fine polishing of finishes?
2. Is there a big difference in quality among brands? Or can I just buy on price? Are there any brands that are to be recommended or to be avoided?
Finally, there is a seller on ebay who will sell 50 sheets (in any combo of grits up to 2500) for $32 including shipping. Assuming the quality and reliability are good, this would be significantly cheaper than the above link where 5 sheets go for an average about $4 before shipping. He will also supply 3000 grit for a slightly higher price... The seller is "Top-rated" if that means anything...
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On 4/3/2010 4:49 PM blueman spake thus:

My guess, having used wet/dry a lot on metal projects, including polishing, would be "yes".

I think even the current Chinese silicon carbide papers are good. (A lot of their other sandpapers are shit.) Got some at Harbor Freight that worked well. Of course, they don't have the really fine grits, but it's a lot cheaper. Seems like silicon carbide is silicon carbide: the main difference seems to be the backing and the bonding, which is OK even in the Chinese stuff.
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On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:49:25 -0600, blueman wrote

I've use this place over the years, their silicon carbide paper is quite good with a paper that wont easily dry out and crack.
They also seem to offer 5-10% off every so often. I believe the SC paper is of European origin.
-BR
http://www.onlineindustrialsupply.com/?google-sandpaper
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The seller I was looking says the paper is by Rhyno-Wet by Indasa abrasives which is apparently a European company.
Any experience with them?
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Want to tell us the physical size ?
Many companies sell quality sand paper.
Martin
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I usually just use the "standard" 11x9" sandpaper that I cut in 1/4's for hand-sanding or my pad sander and for thirds for use with my scarey-sharp system...
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