I need to refresh my wet-dry sandpaper supply for my Scarey-Sharp
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?
I bought packages of five 9"x11" sheets of wet/dry silicon carbide paper,
ranging from 60 to 2000 for around $40 from
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
Hope this is helpful. Good luck!
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
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...
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.
You were wrong, and I'm man enough to admit it.
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.
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