Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 153
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CAACWA Exactly what we needed!
discs are varying grits - great for the teak table we are sanding down; some areas needing more than others.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by virginBuilder Srong attachment and longlasting
One of these sand paper peices made it through my entire window seat project amd only slowed down near the end. It never shifted or clogged and it provided an excellent smooth finish to my window seat.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happycustomer Sanding disks
Great product! Worked just like they were supposed to.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ichbineingamer Not a sturdy as others I have used but it does the job
I have used much worse and since the was created with multiple bands in mind I give this a solid ok.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Very good sanding pad. Fits all orbital sanders!
The sanding pads last a good amount of time and hold up against long times of use.
September 23, 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 DstBstSN El Diablo Rojo
I've always been very pleased with Diablo cutting and sanding products and these discs are no different. I've downright abused these things working on a recent project. I kept thinking "I'll change discs soon" but just kept going and they kept working. The hook and loop attachment is really good and I experienced little to no clog issues with oak, pine, and even finishing urethane. Edges have frayed a bit, but I credit that to my misuse more than anything. Love these things.
August 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goodreason Decent Product
Diablo makes one of the best saw blades, so when the opportunity arose to try their sanding disks what's a person to say. The one in this test is the 220 grit. Applying the disk to the sander was easy enough, lined the holes and started sanding. Once the sanding started the disk didn't slip or move. The sanding was flawless as depicted in the picture. Removal of the disk at the start out was reasonably hard because of the “Hook and Lock” system, but once you're able to start taking it off, it became easier without any damage because of the flexible makeup of the disk.
June 21, 2015