Style-Line Soft Sanders

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Style-Line Corporation
Model:
Soft Sanders
Price:
$25

Description

* Zero-fatigue blocks are super lightweight
* Designed to be comfortable no matter how you hold them
* Blocks are soft & pliable
* Extremely durable plus they are resistant to most solvents
* Six count

WOOD magazine review

Contour sanders lay down smooth grooves

Review Summary

Auto-body repair shops have used stiff-foam (similar to swimming-pool “noodles”) Soft-Sanders for years, but only recently did these contour-sanding accessories find their way into wood- working shops. The kit features six distinctly shaped sanding pads in three densities and includes 80-, 120-, and 180-grit adhesive-backed sandpaper. I began my testing by sanding a length of home-center red-oak crown molding.
I used three pads to match the different molding contours, and worked my way through the three grits to produce a slippery-smooth surface. Next, I went to work on a cabinet- door raised panel. It took only one pad to match the large cove. To test the contour pad’s effectiveness, I scribbled pencil lines all along the profile. At first, the abrasive missed the apex of the cove, but I applied a little more pressure and it flexed enough to get that, too. I had less success on small routed profiles (ogees, beads, etc.). Getting sandpaper to conform to those small shapes proved too difficult, rounding-over crisp corners instead. The supplied sandpaper sticks to the pads well during sanding, yet peels off easily when changing grits. It proved durable as I folded, wadded, and twisted it into various forms, and it did not load up with dust or pitch. —Tested by Bob Hunter

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

A really good value for finishers

Review Summary

I have a set of these and they are a must for those who sand a lot of contours. They save your original contoured shapes , while saving you hands for excessive fatigue and hand burn.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Great for finding the perfect contour

Review Summary

It never fails - I will be sanding a project and come up on a strange profile. This kit will have the profile you need! Time and time again I will reach for these foam blocks and find exactly what is needed. Very basic, easy to use - even without PSA sandpaper, durable, and reasonably priced.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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