Sandpaper tip


I have not tried this yet, but it sounds like a good tip to extend the use of sandpaper for the palm sander. Though, I'm still thinking about how the (ease of) punching of holes for dust collection will work.
http://www.woodworkingtips.com/etips/2005/09/02/ws /
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Phisherman wrote:

It does work. I use masking tape on all my paper that I use on Machines. Two layers , one vertical and one horizontal. As for punching holes, my palm sander came with a metal plate that you place over the paper after it is fitted and just press. It punches the holes for you. Another Idea which I have used on my older sander is to cut a plywood copy of the sander base, complete with holes in the appropriate locations. Place this on the paper before fitting it and use a wad punch through the ply template to punch the holes. (I find that the masking tape is better as it has a rough upper surface and doesn't slip) IT WORKS and for once the paper wears out instead of tearing apart. Regards John
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