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Wal-Board Tools 3-1/4 in. x 9-1/4 in. Tuff-Lock Pole Sander
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Wal-Board Tools

3-1/4 in. x 9-1/4 in. Tuff-Lock Pole Sander

$19.85 /each

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The Tuff-Lock Pole Sander features a die-cast aluminum base and 48 in. wood handle. Reinforced ridges prevent the sander from bowing. The sander can hold several sheets of die-cut sandpaper at once thanks to its Tuff-Lock clamp design.

  • 3-1/4 in. x 9-1/4 in. Cast-aluminum base plate with a polyethylene pad
  • 48 in. Wood handle
  • Tuff-Lock clamp design holds several sheets of die-cut sandpaper
  • Universal swivel joint with a low center of gravity
  • Reinforced ridges prevent bowing

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3-1/4 in. x 9-1/4 in. Tuff-Lock Pole Sander
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How do you unclip the clips? The clips on mine don't open to accept the sanding screen.

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September 27, 2016
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There is a latch lever on each end of the sanding block which releases that particular clip. The latch lever points away from the end and back toward the handle. The end of the latch lever toward the handle curves up slightly enabling you to pull it upwards with a finger or maybe something like a screwdriver. The latch lever is very strong and requires a lot of force to raise it.
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There is a latch lever on each end of the sanding block which releases that particular clip. The latch lever points away from the end and back toward the handle. The end of the latch lever toward the handle curves up slightly enabling you to pull it upwards with a finger or maybe something like a screwdriver. The latch lever is very strong and requires a lot of force to raise it.
If your don't have this particular model yours may open by loosening wing nuts. Read Less
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I feel certain the clips will open. They are very tight and strong which makes it hold the sandpaper very firmly without any slippage. Just pull upward on the clip levers to open the clips. Then press each latch lever back down as the sandpaper is inserted. Wish you well and good sanding.
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For use on Deck?

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May 18, 2016
Would this be a useful tool for sanding down a wood deck, before re-staining? Not sure if it would be worth it, rather than getting a handheld sander.
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May 19, 2016
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Yes, you can use this on a deck.
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May 19, 2016
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Hi Wdenver,
You will need a power sander for a deck, this pole sander is primarily for drywall.
Mike
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How do I put the sandpaper on the sander?

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May I suggest that you do a search on YouTube for "sanding drywall" and watch a video explaining this operation for this and similar models. The latch lever is very strong on this particular model (which is good). Just raise the latch lever on each end, insert sandpaper on one end and close that latch lever, then insert the paper in the other end holding it tight while closing that latch lever.
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May I suggest that you do a search on YouTube for "sanding drywall" and watch a video explaining this operation for this and similar models. The latch lever is very strong on this particular model (which is good). Just raise the latch lever on each end, insert sandpaper on one end and close that latch lever, then insert the paper in the other end holding it tight while closing that latch lever.
Happy sanding. I hope this helps. Read Less
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Unclip the hold down clips on the sanding pad. Lay the sandpaper over the cushioned base with the ends overlapping evenly. Bend the paper at both ends. Insert the paper under one of the clips with the bend of the paper no further than the edge it was bent over. Clip it in place. Slightly curl the other end of the sandpaper so it fits under the second clip. Be sure the sandpaper is snug before snapping Read More
Unclip the hold down clips on the sanding pad. Lay the sandpaper over the cushioned base with the ends overlapping evenly. Bend the paper at both ends. Insert the paper under one of the clips with the bend of the paper no further than the edge it was bent over. Clip it in place. Slightly curl the other end of the sandpaper so it fits under the second clip. Be sure the sandpaper is snug before snapping the clip over the edge of the paper. Read Less
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Sanding Sheets

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What size of sanding sheets so I need to buy so that it fits into this sanding pole?
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You can purchase packages of sanding sheets in the drywall section in various grits. It is a standard size for many types of sanding blocks including pole sanders. Or you can purchase whole sheets of sand paper and cut them to fit.
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Purchase the standard size sheets and fold them in thirds long ways. Cut them at the fold. This will give you three sheets that fit the sanding pole. Because of the force and pressure used with a pole you will want to purchase a better grade of sandpaper because the thinner paper tears easily when using a sanding pole.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by So so It's good for sanding spots you have patched but the joint where the handle and sanding pad meet isn't very stiff so some times when you take it off the wall it turns on you and you have to turn the handle to get the right angle again October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good working pole sander I already had a p!astic version of a pole sander but was not satisfied with it because it just didn't change angles easily without stopping to turn it. This metal version turns easily while sanding by simply rotating the handle as you sand. It also allows the sanding block to remain in full contact with the wall at much lesser angles which is a great benefit. Overall, it just feels better in the hand while accomplishing the sanding job. I definitely recommend this poke sander over any plastic version regardless of the price. September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by POLE SANDER MAKES IT MUCH EASIER TO GET TO THE HARD TO REACH SPOTS. QUICK AND AFFECTIVE FOR JOINTS AND SEEMS. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great finishing tool Bought this to replace an older pole sanding tool and glad I did. This locks the sanding media securely and replacing it is easy. The tool sands in many directions for sanding flexibility. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great utility sander w excellent U Joint Makes this job much easier on broad surfaces, incl walls and ceilings. Excellent functionality. September 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ideal for joint compound and drywall seams I found the best combo with this is the screened sandpaper that doesn't clog as easily. While an orbital sander also works great, this is ideal for hand sanding drywall. It smooths over the screws and seams relatively effortlessly. I like it better than an electric sander since it is prone to less dust and most of it falls to the edge of the wall. I'd prefer a more robust stick, but all in all this is a good product for the price and it gets the job done! July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Couldn't have done the project without it! The two features most important with a tool like this are the swivel and the ease of which you can change out the sand paper. I was able to sand out in every position with ease, especially, over-head. When it came time to switch out the sand paper, it was done in literally no time, because it didn't have the conventional screw clamp. It had a pressure clamp that had the job done with a squeeze. Finally the pole length was just right, some products are to long and make it difficult in close quarters. If you want to make your sanding job simple and quick, this is the product for you!! December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good tool nice tool, well made.. sturdy.. contractor grade... June 15, 2015
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