Introduction: Sand Paper Cutter

  If you use a sander that requires  a rectangle piece of sand paper, this may save you some time while sanding and make use of an old hacksaw blade.
I have been using this contraption at work for the last 15 years and never gave it a second thought. Seems to me this would be helpful to fellow woodworkers who still cut sand paper the hard way. 
 
TOOLS:

 Screw driver Slotted or Phillips (depends on type of screws you use)
 Glue=    Any wood glue
 Some way to cut the wood to the finished sizes
 Spring clamps or 3/4" nails (to attach the 3 pieces together)  

PARTS:

1 pc  6 5/8" x 13" x 1/2"  any wood  (back)
1 pc  1 1/2" x 13" x 1/4"  middle section
1 pc  1/2" x 13" x 1/4"    top piece 
one old hacksaw blade
2 ) small washers
2) 3/8" #7 pan-head screws

How to use:

STEP 1

Screw the cutter to a wall about eye level and insert sand paper  as shown in the picture above (#11).

STEP 2
Place it evenly against the #1 stop then hold with one hand and tare the sand paper with the other and pull to you. 

STEP3
 Rotate the paper 90° place against  #2 stop and repeat  step #2.


There you have it. Simple but effective. Works great for cutting sand paper for hand sanding as well. Less waste and always the same. 

You may have to adjust your's a bit to fit your sander. This design works with both brands that I have.

Hope this is helpful to someone!

Comments

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profpat (author)2012-05-26

nice jig!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-05-22

Very easy! Thanks for sharing!

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shazni (author)2012-05-20

hmm...going to try this..good idea. thanks

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rimar2000 (author)2012-05-19

Yes, this will be a good help for me! I go always denting scissors...

Thanks for sharing.

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