Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 122
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DonW Bad Idea
Trying to make "one size fits all" on the holes of these sanding disks is a dumb idea! I don't know how it works on other configurations but it noticeably reduced the dust collection efficiency on my 8 hole random orbital sander. I will look for a difference source in the future.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CorvetteKid Great for sanding
I purchased a new DEWALT sander a few months ago. The dust collection with my shop vacuum’s 2 ½ hose through the sanding disk works fanatic. The ease of changing the disks takes seconds where my old sander took minutes and it was nowhere near as dust free as this sanding system.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DonaldR Good Sanding Discs
The discs fit well on my DeWalt Random Orbital Sander. However, it would be preferable to have large holes. The sand paper holds up as well as others.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark High Quality, Long Lasting
I've used other brands of sanding pads and nothing beats the Diablo product. The hook and lock (sorta like velcro) backing is very strong, unlike some others, and the sanding surface is pretty strong and lasts a long time. As always the outside edges always wear down first, but the amount of sanding you get with these pads is well worth the price.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LaeLae Great and Durable Sanding Disc
I received the 60 Grit sanding disc as a sample and I am very happy with it. I will definitely buy more of the 4pk. It does the job and it last longer than any of the other sanding disc I tried before.
June 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 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