Buy reasonably priced sanding discs for all customary drywall sanders
MioTools.co.uk offers high quality sanding discs of various grain types, materials and degrees of hardness. Our wide range of products comprises Abrasives for all customary wall and ceiling sanders. All sanding discs on MioTools.co.uk are equipped with a hook and loop system allowing for their fast and easy replacement.
Grain types – from aluminum oxide to silicon carbide
MioTools sanding discs are made of abrasives sanding materials sitting on a synthetic resin based adhesive agent. The most commonly used grain types are corundum (aluminum oxide) and silicon carbide.
Fused carbide sanding discs contain the highest percentage of aluminum oxide and stand out due to their brittle texture and durability. High pressure here leads to the occurrence of chamfers self-sharpening the grain. MENZER uses this high-performance material for Ultranet®, a type of sanding mesh that allows for a dust free work area and can such be universally applied. Regular corundum is a universally applicable abrasive with special coating suitable for sanding paint, varnish and spattling compounds.
MioTools.co.uk additionally offers semi-friable and regular corundum abrasive with a stearate coating: The coating helps prolonging the sanding disc’s service life in comparison to regular corundum abrasives, since they are less liable to being clogged by sanding dust. Aside from sanding Rigips boards and spattling compounds, they are also usable for removing wallpaper und paint residues.
Silicon carbide is a synthetic sanding grain with a sharp edged crystalline structure that keeps self-sharpening during use. Sanding discs made of this material are perfect for sanding hard surfaces.
Coarse or fine – which is the appropriate grit size?
The grit size is one of the most important frames of reference for choosing the right sanding disc: The grit size must be chosen depending on what material one wishes to treat. The rule is: The higher the grit size number, the finer the sanding paper. Coarse discs are used for rough sanding and finer ones for finishing and polishing work.
- Coarse (G16 –36): Coarse grit sizes are used for removing old wallpaper from walls and ceilings.
- Medium (G150 –180): Medium grit sizes are perfect for removing varnish and paint residue as well as spattling compounds.
- Fine (starting from G220): The fine grit size is used for finishing jobs of for example varnished surfaces.
We offer sanding discs in different materials and grit sizes:
Which sanding disc to choose for my drywall sander?
Sanding discs with a diameter of 225 mm can be used for all customary drywall sanders. Each work step requires a different sanding degree: Rough surfaces are sanded with a coarse sanding disc before more subtle asperities can be treated using the corresponding grit size. Often one requires several steps of sanding using a variety of coarse abrasives before obtaining the result desired.
In general non-perforated sanding discs are compatible with all the usual machines. Perforated grinding plates require perforated sanding discs in order to improve suction. MENZER tools such as the LHS 225 VARIO require 6-hole perforated sanding discs. Festool uses 9 holes with its PLANEX LHS 225 and Flex uses a 10-hole perforation with its Classic-Giraffe.
In order to avoid too much interruption of the work process, it is recommended to dispose of a wide enough array of common grit sizes. MioTools sanding discs are equipped with a hook and loop adhesive system for easy attachment to and detachment from the drywall sander’s grinding plate. All sanding procedures result in the development of fine dust. It therefore makes sense to attach an industrial vacuum cleaner to the sanding machine and to additionally wear a protection mask and protective glasses.