Make Sandpaper Last Longer

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Introduction: Make Sandpaper Last Longer

I found myself changing out paper on my electric sander, too often due to premature

tearing near the tucked in edges. (pic 2) I solved this by covering the back of the sheets

with clear packing tape. (pics 3 & 4) Masking tape works, in a pinch, and is better by far

than no tape at all. (pics 5 & 6) Another use for duct tape maybe, if that's what you have

on hand. You can cover the entire back of the sheets, or just the edges.

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    Somebody showed me this where we had to sand for touch up on large equipment and it is amazing how it makes the sandpaper last up to ten fold.

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    Truly, the sandpaper lasts ten times as long! This is the secret the sandpaper makers don't want you to know!