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    Abrasive Mesh

    I know with sandpaper that many different types are available, some are a lot better than other.

    Is it the same with abrasive mesh?

    I have found 6m x 25mm for different prices ranging from 17+vat Turners Mesh Sanding Pack Grit Abrasive Sandpaper upto 30+postage Axminster Abrasive Mesh Strip Kit | Axminster Tools

    I would of thought that all mesh kits were the same but I stand to be corrected


     
     
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    I am not a fan of abrasive mesh I prefer sand paper. I stopped buying the mesh.

     
     
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    I love it.
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    Tried mesh but did not like it, stuck with ordinary sandpaper. 80, 120, 240, 360 and 600 grit, that's all I use. And I don't use the expensive stuff either, just a good material backed sandpaper, "Black spur" is my most used paper.
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    I used Mirka Abranet - it’s like sandpaper on steroids with in built dust extraction so be careful

    It lasts forever and doesn’t clog so I used it on softer woods that my chisel skills would have caused long term issues

    Maybe expensive in comparison but it isn’t a straight comparison so I still used sandpaper for some jobs and the coloured sanding pads for ca and acrylic finishing.

    Horses for courses but I’ve seen many pens that in my opinion are way too fat and Abranet is great for putting them on a diet with little risk of going too far. Pays your money takes your choice
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    Another vote for Abranet. I use 4 or 5 grits up to 600 on my pens and find it an excellent product.
    I stopped using sandpaper on them years ago.

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    I much prefer rhinogrip Velcro backed abrasive. As to different qualities of mesh, abranet seems to be the favourite.
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    I prefer Abranet to the Axi version. I find it lasts longer and is easier to use. I tend to cut strips from an Abranet pad. For larger work I use rhino grip wet sanding but find Abranet excellent for pens and the like. I found the Axi version much harder and scratchy rather than clean sanding.

     
     
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    I’m another for Abranet, tried some of the trend “copy” of it and seemed ok however doesn’t last as long.

    TM sell.

    Abranet by Mirka 70mm x 125mm | High Quality Abrasive for Woodturning – TaylorsMirfield
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