Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 154
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 LeroyDB Great purchase
As advertised worked great. Helped me make my woodworking restoration project a success
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PalletQueen Old Pallet Wood into Stunning Accent Wall
The pads were awesome in sanding old pallet wood slats into smooth, stunning accent pieces for our entryway wall. They handled going over splinters and rough wood knots with no problem. We had to change pads about every 2-3 slats of 5' each. Defintely keeping these ones around!
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SimpleManWithAPlan Great value for large quantity
Hook and loop backing is so much better than the adhesive backed 6" or 5" variety. Wish they made the 6" hook and loop type available in my local store. I would use them for for my dual action sander however. Alternatively, offer a 5" hook and loop replacement pad for the dual action sander.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raymond Last longer then most.
Great price and it last longer then most others. Fits both my sanders even though the have different hole patterns.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dntcreations Very durable, but...
It's a great product but you have to take time to line up the holes.
March 11, 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