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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CtCarl Excellent performance, great price
I'm puzzled by the poor reviews for this product. It would appear that they're all trying to use these with hook & loop sanders. This is a little like filling your diesel truck with gasoline and complaining that it doesn't run properly.
I used these with a simple, rubber cup-type sanding disc and a power drill. They stuck to the attachment perfectly and never dislodged, even under conditions that had caused other self-stick discs to tear. The backing is thick and durable, the abrasive cuts cleanly with little effort and does not clog easily. HD stocks them in 40 grit, which was a nice surprise. Highly recommended.
September 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ATenholder Does not work as advertised
I bought these thinking that they would work with the new dewalt sander I had just purchased. It does not work with a hooks and loop sander. As other posters have said it may well work if you stick it to an old pad, but if the product requires you to have an old sheet of sand paper lying around in order to function then the product is not working as advertised. It should be made clear on the label that it does not work with a hooks and loops model. It doesn't do that. As is, the product is useless and on top of that destroys itself almost instantly because the dust coats the adhesive. complete waste of money
August 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Works Great!
Only sandpaper to take the old paint off my deck, cheap and lasts pretty long. As other posters have already said if you use a hook and loop sander just stick this to a used piece of hook and loop sandpaper
April 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rocketguy Worst Purchase Ever
I decided to try these and purchased the 120 and 180 grit packs since Home Depot no longer carries the Ryobi discs. The supposed stickfast backing doesn't stick to anything. After removing the backing and applying pressure to attempt to get it to adhere (assuming that it may be pressure sensitive) it does not stick at all. As soon as I start my orbital sander the sanding disc immediately flies off of the sander. I am returning the product and will never purchase them again. Do not buy these they are worthless!
December 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by leryan Horrible!
These do not stick! The minute you turn on sander they go flying right off. Waste of money!
October 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sandman Doesn;t stick to anything!
The adhesive backing doesn't stick unless you are completely vertical on a flat surface. I peeled the backing off and watch disk after disk fall off. It didn't even stick to paper. Worse yet, the store clerk recommended this!
February 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by engr4you Grit Lasts; Loops on Back Do Not
First, Diablo makes great saw blades that last a very long time. As for their sanding discs, the grit outlasts the holding power of the loops on the back. I think it is partly because the attempt at universal holes allows sanding dust to permeate the loop material but I am not sure. Anyway, the discs fly off the pad (brand new pad I might add) after a short while and there is still plenty of life to the face grit of the sanding disc. If you buy 50 packs the price seems good but this is probably not a bargan in the long run as the frequent changing of discs is a nuisance. Sorry Diablo, need to improve the backing/loops on this product. The discs that came with the Ryobi orbital sander are much better and Ryobi is not a high-end brand. Not sure why HD went away from Norton or some other supplier but these discs need a second look by Diablo.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RTCTTFMF Great Product
The 40 girt cut through tough oil stained wood and made it look brand new. Managed to get through half of a 24' enclosed trailer with only one pad! Would reccomend this product to anybody.
February 4, 2014