Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 124
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yardsman best disc hook and loop system yet
disc fit tight, they don't come off or the edges curl up even though I was sanding on the edge of the sander, the hook and loop system allows for removal and reapplication numerous times without compromising the adhesion of the disc to the sander the holes do a good job lining up with my orbital sander for dust collection
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilrabbit Long lasting, don't gum up
Nice thing about these discs is that they don't gum up. I used the 100 grit to clean up some salvaged lumber that had been painted with several coats of latex paint.
These discs cut through the latex pretty quickly without picking up a lot of residue on the discs.
I switched grits multiple times and found that the hook and loop fabric still adhered well to the sander even after a disc had been removed and replaced 6-7 times.
January 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Long Lasting, but Poor Dust Collection
These sanding discs leave a great finish and work pretty well with my Hitachi 5" 8-hole sander. Right out of the box, I slapped one on my sander and went to work finishing a 20" x 24" sheet of plywood. The edges of the plywood had a bit of Polyshades residue on them that had dripped down when I finished the top. I was expecting the discs to have a hard time with this, but they didn't gum up at all! The end result was a smooth, stain-ready surface.
The hook and loop backing can handle being removed and applied several times without any adverse affects on its adhesion. The discs last a long time and really hold onto their grit too. They're also pretty reasonably priced for a name-brand product when bought in the bulk 50-pack. Diablo definitely hit it out of the park on durability and performance with these.
However, I do have one complaint. The "universal" hole design doesn't seem to allow my sander to collect as much dust as with a standard 8-hole disc. I noticed a slight dust cloud building up while using them the first time, and decided to run a few back to back tests with another brand of 220 grit discs that have an 8-hole configuration. Sure enough, running a new disc of the other brand resulted in the sander collecting almost all of the resulting dust. So either the Diablo discs are so good that they remove stock that much faster (unlikely), or they don't allow the sander to get sufficient air flow through the holes. This makes sense, since the "universal" hole configuration has nearly 40% less hole area than the standard 8 hole configuration.
So in conclusion, these are great sanding discs with the exception of dust collection. If Diablo came out with separate 5-hole and 8-hole discs, they'd get 5 stars from me.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve worked as advertised
Purchased 100 / 150 / 220 grit hook and loop discs for the wing wood work on my Skybolt. The hook and loop feature makes switching grits a breeze. Diablo makes a high quality, durable disc that quickly produced an even, smooth surface ready for the epoxy varnish. The 50 unit pack option is a great cost reducer.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deitzsurfacedetailing The best sanding disc for the money
5 IN. 120-GRIT UNIVERSAL HOLE RANDOM ORBITAL SANDING DISC WITH HOOK AND LOCK BACKING (50-PACK) are the best for the money. I am a Bathtub Refinisher and I use them every day on my jobs sanding down bodyfiller. They hold up longer then Gator Disc from Lowe's.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobCatStan Diablo is the best!! Only if you are serious about your sanding............
Wife and I flip homes and do a lot of sanding and I have used their products for quite a while. Outstanding consistent quality. Disc after disc. If you buy the large qty pack as we do you don't have to worry about these disc curling up on the edges from moisture like some brands do. These disc fit three of our sanders so I only have to buy one style. I buy the 50 packs of each grade and keep them on hand. You cannot go wrong is Diablo.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EK072947 Smoooooth Finish Sanding....
Nice smooth sanding with quality 220 grit sanding discs...Hook & Lock...The only way to go for me...
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by my90firebird Works great, easy to use
Really aggressive pad, works well on a random orbital sander.
March 25, 2015