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    Hi all, I have a Triton Oscillating Bobbin sander 450W Oscillating Spindle Sander | TritonTools.com but they only go down to 240 grit. Does anyone know of a company that makes the sanding sleeves from 320-600 grit? In Europe only.... postage from the Colonies is 3 expensive

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    I looked here in the USA and can't find anything finer than 240. The only option I can think of is to find a cardboard sleeve and wrap with pressure sensitive paper. I found 320, 400 & 600 here. Klingspor Abrasives Stearate Aluminum Oxide, PS33, Paper-Backed, 2-3/4"x 10MT Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Roll, 320 Grit | Klingspor's Woodworking Shop
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    Thanks Terry it sounds like a good idea but sadly ordering anything from the USA will cost the same again in postage if not more. Which is why I have to stick to Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    Thanks Terry it sounds like a good idea but sadly ordering anything from the USA will cost the same again in postage if not more. Which is why I have to stick to Europe.

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    I understand Pierre but doesn't anyone in Europe offer sticky back sandpaper?
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    Look for same size cardboard tubing and use glue backed sand paper of your choice to make your own. Possible in the so called colony must be possible in such an advanced country like france.

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    I had a looked here in the Aust and can't find any thing either, could you make your own sleeves up using hook and loop sand paper?

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    Perhaps make something with Abranet, i think they do a velcro type
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions, I was looking initially for something that existed, I know I can make them it is just a pain having to make a support to fit each post to an exact diameter then find an appropriate sandpaper to fix to it and this time detracts from the actual manufacture of the boxes. This especially since everything is taking twice as long now following the op.

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    Hi Pierre,

    I have the same machine which was given to me as a retirement present when I had dreams of making electric guitar bodies. I have not found any finer grits but have thought about making my own. When I was a practising radio amateur we used to use formers to make inducters (coils) for radios transmitters and atu's etc so the idea in my head is to turn 6 formers of the same dimensions of the rubber formers that are with the machine then tightly rap carboard round them tape it up so it does not unravel and the use thin CA to stifen the cardboard then use contact adhesive to stick the the finer grade sandpaper on think the cardboard would have to be helicaly wound as with the sandpaper.

     
     
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    That's an interesting thought Bob, why not just make the cylinders, centre bore them to fit the machine stem,, stick velcro on and then attach abranet which can be bought in wide ribbons ( Mirka Abranet Abrasive Roll 115mm - Abrasive Rolls - Abrasives for Power Tools - Sanding & Polishing - Power Tool Accessories - Accessories | Axminster Tools & Machinery ), the diagonal aspect is only for continuity of sanding, but with the machine bobbing up and down (pardon the pun), it shouldn't make much difference to the sanding quality, and if its velcroed on then the need for the compression washer goes away. I'll have a look at it later I have just sorted out a different fine system albeit by hand.

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