Norton 3X Sandpaper

Has anyone else used Norton's 3X sandpaper? I've just recently started using this stuff, and WOW! I was pretty skeptical about the "works 3 times faster, lasts 3 times longer" claim, but I'm completely sold. Very good stuff.
Mike
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Yep ... AAMOF, just stocked up again, in all grits, just last week (busted hell out a $100 bill). I've used better sandpaper, but none that is as readily available.
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Yep - definitely good stuff. Looking forward to a road trip past a Woodcraft - their advertised price of $9.99 per box of 20 sheets is the cheapest I've seen. Though it is nice to have a quality woodworking product that's (at least usually) stocked by the local borg, even if it is an extra couple bucks. I really like Mirka Gold discs for the ROS, but I haven't seen sheets of that in a store. May order some online. I've heard that Klingspor (Stearated?) is top-of-the-line also, but again, I haven't found a local source. Can anyone speak from experience whether either of these are better than 3X, and therefore worth the extra shipping charges of ordering online? Thanks, Andy
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I was going to ask about the Klingspor also. I've used the Norton in the past and remember liking it but after using some 150 Klings I had to go back to the cabinet and pull a sheet to see who made this stuff. It was really great. It just never broke down. I was also doing lots of corner softening with a plam sander and it even held up to that (far a while).
I've been meaning to ask the shop owner if he pays much more for this stuff because i want it available in all the grades and he still has some other generis stuff in stock for the others.
BW
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Same here. I never thought I'd get enthused about sandpaper, but this stuff is pretty amazing. To me, it feels like it cuts like the next coarser grit, but leaves a finish you'd expect from the grit it really is. (e.g., the 150 cuts like a 100, but leaves a surface like a 150.)
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John wrote:

I really like 3X for hand sanding, but still prefer Mirka Gold discs for power sanding. I think 3X discs have a slight edge over Mirka, but not enough to make up the price difference.
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