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On Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-5, Sigurd246 wrote:
i have a bosch 5" random orbit sander, with the "hook and loop" system for
fastening the sanding disk to the tool. i do alot of sanding with this tool
and like its design. however i have had to replace the mounting pad twice in
the last couple of months because the hook and loops wore out. at $22 a pop,
this could get expensive. i think that the old fashioned adhesive backed disks
would work better. question is, does bosch make a replacement disk, without
the hook and loops. can't seem to find them in any tool supplier catalogues.
i've tried to just stick the adhesive pads to the worn out hooks, but it
wouldn't hold. why do so many manufacturers use this system, which doesn't
seem to last, or is it just me?

I think its either u or the machine. Ive had a Makita orbital hook n loop for damn near a decade n haven't had to replace the pad even once. Just as long as I dont use those Gator sanding discs. They suck n dont stick for ****. U turn it on in the air n it'll go flying off. Try ur local hardware store n try their brand of "house" discs. If u have an Ace hardware,try Aces,they work sweet. If that doesn't work u can always try Lowe's n c what they have. I know theres a ton of sand paper n diff brands of discs n grits n probably a ton of dif abrasives on the paper. Get what works for ur project and is the easiest, n is gonna take off what it needs to the fastest. Just read a cool article about alk that stuff 2day. Even taught me sumthing new.
Scrape the " hooks" off ur sander pad or singe em off with a lighter or propane torch, kitchen stove whatever works man. Dont catch it on fire n burn down ur shop or house or nothing crazy. Or buy a good sander. Remember, "You get what u pay for", its cliche, but its mostly true. And I dont use my Makita every day but it gets put thRU the paces around 5-6 times a yr, at least

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On Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:21:07 -0700 (PDT), Paul Kribbs
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On Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-5, Sigurd246 wrote:
i have a bosch 5" random orbit sander, with the "hook and loop" system for
fastening the sanding disk to the tool. i do alot of sanding with this tool
and like its design. however i have had to replace the mounting pad twice in
the last couple of months because the hook and loops wore out. at $22 a pop,
this could get expensive. i think that the old fashioned adhesive backed disks
would work better. question is, does bosch make a replacement disk, without
the hook and loops. can't seem to find them in any tool supplier catalogues.
i've tried to just stick the adhesive pads to the worn out hooks, but it
wouldn't hold. why do so many manufacturers use this system, which doesn't
seem to last, or is it just me?

I think its either u or the machine. Ive had a Makita orbital hook n loop for damn near a decade n haven't had to replace the pad even once. Just as long as I dont use those Gator sanding discs. They suck n dont stick for ****. U turn it on in the air n it'll go flying off. Try ur local hardware store n try their brand of "house" discs. If u have an Ace hardware,try Aces,they work sweet. If that doesn't work u can always try Lowe's n c what they have. I know theres a ton of sand paper n diff brands of discs n grits n probably a ton of dif abrasives on the paper. Get what works for ur project and is the easiest, n is gonna take off what it needs to the fastest. Just read a cool article about alk that stuff 2day. Even taught me sumthing new.
Scrape the " hooks" off ur sander pad or singe em off with a lighter or propane torch, kitchen stove whatever works man. Dont catch it on fire n burn down ur shop or house or nothing crazy. Or buy a good sander. Remember, "You get what u pay for", its cliche, but its mostly true. And I dont use my Makita every day but it gets put thRU the paces around 5-6 times a yr, at least


I had a Bosch (still have in a box somewhere, I guess) that had the
same problem. Junk. My Festools have no problem with hook and loop.
Great sandpaper too. There really is a difference.


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