Building a project is the fun part; finishing isn’t even so bad, but let’s face it — sanding bites. Any tool that can help you get the ugly part over faster is worth it. If you’re working with small or odd-shaped pieces, the Flex-I-File may help.
You can use the Flex-I-File for either dry or wet sanding. The abrasive is attached to mylar ribbon 1/4″ wide by 4-1/4″ long. Loops on the end of the ribbon slide over the ends of a 4″ by 4-1/4″ aluminum frame. The flexible frame holds the ribbon taut and allows the ribbon to bend around the work piece.
There are several options for purchasing the Flex-I-File. You can buy a $12 starter set on the website which includes 1 frame and six assorted ribbons, a $25 variety pack at Micro-Mark which includes three frames and 16 assorted color coded ribbons, or you can buy frames and specific grit ribbons separately.