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What are Hook and Loop Discs and its Advantages

What are Hook and Loop Discs and its Advantages

You've probably come across hook-and-loop sanding discs when shopping for sandpaper for your power sander. These sanding disc types are pretty popular and widely used for several reasons. They're so widely utilized that hook and loop sanding discs can be used with sanders that weren't made for them. Here are some benefits of selecting hook and loop versions when shopping for sanding discs.

HOOK AND LOOP SANDING DISC: WHAT IS IT?

This sanding disc, often called hook and loop sandpaper, is designed to be easily attached to and removed from power instruments such as orbital sanders. The material's reverse features a hook and loop backing, similar to regular Velcro, allowing you to attach it to an orbital or disc sander. One side of the material is abrasive.

HOW ARE HOOK AND LOOP SANDING DISCS INSTALLED?

The utmost ease was the goal while creating these sanding discs. To install, you only need to connect your sander to a backing pad to attach hook and loop discs by pushing them on and peeling them off. Until you manually change the discs, the hook and loop system will hold them in place while you work.

ADVANTAGES OF HOOK AND LOOP SANDING DISCS

1. STRONG GRIPPING

Having the disc slip when using a sander might be disastrous for your work. This is not something to be concerned about while using hook and loop discs. Velcro is located on the back of hook and loop discs, which, once in position, provides a firm hold. You can stand with the assurance that your disc will remain ideally positioned and that any slippage won't affect the outcome.

2. SIMPLE SWAPPING

Hook and loop sanding discs can be readily removed and reinstalled multiple times despite having a solid hold. When you're ready to use the sander again, lift the disc off and press it back onto the machine. This tool allows you to switch the disc between sanders according to the task. Additionally, it makes it simple to switch between sanding discs with varying grit levels, allowing you to progress through the various sanding phases effectively. Faster results are achieved with less downtime.

3. VARIABLE SIZE AND SELECTION OF MATERIALS

Almost any orbital or disc sander can be used with hook and loop sanding discs because they come in various sizes. Hook and loop sanding discs are available in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide varieties, enabling you to work on materials including plastic and wood.

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