The next generation of sandpaper sands 9 times faster and lasts 30 times longer than conventional sandpaper. The twist: it’s not paper at all, but steel. Microplane’s new Stainless Steel Sandpaper, made from 400 Series Stainless, cuts a razor thin layer of wood instead of scraping like the traditional method.
The 5” stainless steel disc mounts to a traditional disc sander with hook and loop velcro style backing and cuts a thin layer of wood with many small razor sharp teeth, which provides a smoother finish as well as a quicker overall sand time. Since the teeth are cutting instead of scraping, the new sanding system requires less pressure and delivers more precision, with a wider effective sanding area.
Currently it appears that the system is intended exclusively for hardwoods as clogging issues arise with sap-heavy wood such as pine. Microplane says, however, that the next design release will solve this issue and allow use on softer woods as well.
Microplane’s stainless sanding system is widley available in course, medium, and fine grit in 2 packs, 10 packs, or contractor packs starting at $9.99.
Stainless Steel Sandpaper [Microplane.com]