Clean Sanding Discs Help Virtually Eliminate Dust and Downtime
3M is taking sanding to a whole new level with the introduction of its unique Clean Sanding Discs for whitewood and finish sanding. The new, innovative discs can deliver longer life than standard high-performance discs, thanks to their breakthrough surface configuration and 3M’s proven abrasive technology. Designed to be used with random orbital sanders, Clean Sanding Discs from 3M offer improved dust extraction when used with a well maintained vacuum system. Less dust contributes to improved cutting action when whitewood sanding, top coat or solid surface finishing. The unique, patented hole pattern on the discs’ surface helps to effectively remove dust from the work area, which prevents disc loading and provides a fast, consistent and efficient cut rate. The improved dust extraction with Clean Sanding Discs from 3M can also help make workplaces cleaner, safer and more comfortable for their employees. Additionally, productivity should increase since the discs do not need to be changed out as frequently. “3M’s new Clean Sanding Discs can help woodworking customers tackle several manufacturing challenges, including the need for improved productivity, performance and workplace safety,” said Tom Eggert, business manager for 3M Woodworking Markets. “When combined with the use of proper safety equipment, including respirators, the discs are a viable solution for reducing exposure to harmful substances during surface finishing. To our knowledge, no other abrasive disc on the market offers a comparable advantage when it comes to reducing dust in the workplace.” Clean Sanding Discs from 3M are available in 5- and 6-inch diameters in grades P80 to P1000 and feature the secure Hookit attachment system from 3M. The new discs are designed to meet a variety of finishing needs, including dry sanding of whitewood for cabinets, furniture and solid surfaces.