Thread: 150 mm sanding discs???
30th September 2006, 01:57 PM #1
150 mm sanding discs???
I have acquired a MAkita BO 6040 orbital sander. A very nice sander, but I'm having a devil of a time trying to find the 150mm (loop fitting) discs for it. The best I've done was to get some 80,120 and 240 grit from a Makita shop but no other grades are available I was told (????).
Does anybody know of a NZ or even Australian stockist for these ( yep, I've tried Bunnies,Mitre 10, Carter Holt etc..)?
Thanks for your help guys.
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30th September 2006, 02:14 PM #2
http://www.elraco.com.au/ have most types by the box full, but they are here in SA might be ok as its an online store?....................................................................
30th September 2006, 06:32 PM #3
I have found up to 400g at Bunnings, with the right holes for my Metabo. Over 400 I'll do by hand, if I do at all.
30th September 2006, 08:47 PM #4SENIOR MEMBER
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I was looking for 6" discs for my festo,and I found a great range at panel beating suppliers.And they were also the cheapest place I could find them.They might be worth a phone call.
30th September 2006, 08:48 PM #5
Are you only looking for Makita branded disks? Bunnings sell the Bosch version, and I use these on my Festo.
Regards from Perth
30th September 2006, 09:07 PM #6
30th September 2006, 09:25 PM #7
If you are looking for a good deal on abrasives or anything like a good range of product, forget the retail hardwares and most of the tool shops.
A specialist abrasive supplier is the way to go or as said before an auto refinish supplier.
Let you fingers do the walking and get on the phone.
there has to be a supplier that will do a decent deal on split box quantities.
At the prices the specialists charge buying boxes of 100 isn't unrealistic, particularly if you get a taste for using the machine a lot..... you will
cheersAny thing with sharp teeth eats meat.
Most powertools have sharp teeth.
People are made of meat.
Abrasives can be just as dangerous as a blade.....and 10 times more painfull.
30th September 2006, 09:36 PM #8
Hmm.. I've just checked the sander and have discovered that it will take a 6-hole disc as well as a 9 hole disc. Obvious really, but I hadn't spotted that earlier. Gramps must be a bit of a thicko! That makes things a whole lot easier as I have seen plenty of the 6-hole variety in my local hardware store.
Harry 72: Thanks, that site looks good and may be an option if I can't get the grades that I want.
Tex: Thanks for the response. Yes I usually like to hand sand after 450 but I think that this sander may give good results at higher grades.
Tools: Panel beaters; that is a useful tip, thanks, I hadn't thought of trying there.
Derek: Derek Cohen uses a power sander???? :eek: :eek: My illusions are shattered! Just kidding. Thanks for the comment Derek and see my admission above. I have enjoyed reading your various articles, by the way; very informative, thanks.
30th September 2006, 09:40 PM #9
Thanks for that Joash
30th September 2006, 09:59 PM #10
It's called progress, I guess, but you know, I spent the day working on a Walker-Turner buzzer that I am tidying before before putting back into service in my workshop. It's probably 50 years old and has its original 1/2 hp motor, but will probably be useable in 50 years time with its tables still as straight as a die.
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