Multi Tool Sanding Pads (non-melting!)

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Multi Tool Sanding Pads (non-melting!)

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Hi, I recently purchased some multi tool sanding pad attachments from ebay. They look pretty decent but only last about 10 mins before starting to melt!

I guess it's just cheap construction, but it seems to be so difficult these days when buying stuff online (especially ebay); it's pure chance if you happen to score something legit / decent quality.

Can anyone recommend me a decent supplier / manufacturer of pads that won't melt please? Obviously nothing lasts for ever but surely a bit more than 10 minutes use isn't too much to ask!

Just for clarity it's the solid triangle shaped piece which attaches directly to the multi tool that I'm after; not the actual Velcro-backed sandpaper pads.

Many thanks :salute:
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You need to keep moving so it doesn't heat up, yep velcro isn't great, i have tried the expensive and the lower end pads and bases its all much of a muchness

saxton blades are worth a try http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/saxtontrading

I haven't come across any self adhesive ones
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Cheers Bob :thumbright:

Come to think of it I have a set of Saxton cutting blades and they're ok so their sanding pad could be worth a look.

The annoying thing is that it's so handy being able to sand with a multi tool... and yet so frustrating when the pad starts to melt or the Velcro keeps working loose!
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I've had the same issue and have even resorted to using 3M VHB Velcro, you can get the 4 and 6 inch self-adhesive sanding discs and cut it to shape

In the workshop I tend to use roloc sanding pads with a drill or die grinder
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