Sandpaper, Sanding Blocks & Pads

Sandpaper (sometimes referred to as glasspaper) is a type of thick paper with abrasive materials on one or both sides. Although it is called sandpaper, the abrasive material is typically aluminium oxide or silicon carbide. Abrasive cloths have a similar construction, but the base material is cloth rather than paper. Abrasive cloths are sometimes referred to as emery cloths, and use emery as the abrasive.


What are sandpaper and abrasive cloths used for?


Sandpaper and abrasive cloths are used to smooth surfaces such as wood or metal. The smoothing of surfaces might be a finishing touch or to prepare a surface before work takes place. Sandpaper and abrasive sheets can also be used to remove media such as paint or varnish from a surface.


What is the difference between grades or grits of sandpaper?


Sandpaper and abrasive cloths normally have a grade. This helps to differentiate between how smooth or coarse the sandpaper is. The higher the grade is, the finer the sandpaper is. For example, sandpaper with a grade (sometimes called grit) from 350 to 600 is fine and should be used for small imperfections. Sandpaper with lower grades such as 40 to 60 is coarser. A coarser grit enables you to strip materials and carry out heavy sanding.


What is wet sandpaper?


Some sandpaper can be used wet. The sandpaper is either sprayed with water or soaked prior to use. This has a number of benefits including reducing the dust generated and also improving the quality of the finish. Wet sanding is often used on vehicles to provide the smoothest possible surface before they are resprayed.


Pack Sizes


Sandpaper is available in a range of shapes and sizes. You can buy sandpaper in rolls, in larger sheets or smaller pre-cut pieces.


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Description Price Abrasive Material Sandpaper Type Grit Size Grade Sheet Size Length Width Number of Sheets per Pack Model Series For Use With Roll Width Roll Length Accessory Type
RS Stock No. 797-5964
BrandRS PRO
$26.31
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P600 Extra Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 797-5998
BrandRS PRO
$53.14
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Aluminium Oxide Abrasive Sheet P400 Fine - 6m 200mm 50 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5767
BrandRS PRO
$13.02
Each
units
- Sanding Block P240 Fine - 80mm 50mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5766
BrandRS PRO
$12.36
Each
units
- Sanding Block P120 Fine - 80mm 50mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5764
BrandRS PRO
$12.71
Each
units
- Sanding Block P36 Extra Coarse - 80mm 50mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3417
BrandRS PRO
$2.273
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Synthetic Fibre Abrasive Sheet - Coarse - 230mm 150mm 10 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3388
BrandRS PRO
$37.10
Each
units
- Sandpaper Roll P60 - - 50m 25mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 797-5970
BrandRS PRO
$11.06
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
Synthetic Fibre Abrasive Sheet P400 Fine - 230mm 150mm 24 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 183-0960
BrandRS PRO
$12.91
1 Set
Set(s)
- Sanding Block P100, P240, P400, P60, P600, P1000 Medium - 80mm 30mm 20 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5765
BrandRS PRO
$12.71
Each
units
- Sanding Block P60 Medium - 80mm 50mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3415
BrandRS PRO
$1.121
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Aluminium Oxide Sanding Sheet P150 Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3421
BrandRS PRO
$0.833
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P600 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3423
BrandRS PRO
$0.833
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P800 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3426
BrandRS PRO
$0.84
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P120 Medium 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3427
BrandRS PRO
$0.833
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P1500 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3428
BrandRS PRO
$0.833
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P2000 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3418
BrandRS PRO
$2.273
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Synthetic Fibre Abrasive Sheet - Medium - 230mm 150mm 10 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3406
BrandRS PRO
$39.36
Each
units
- Sandpaper Roll P80 - - 50m 25mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3390
BrandRS PRO
$0.833
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P1200 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3416
BrandRS PRO
$2.293
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Synthetic Fibre Abrasive Sheet - Very Fine - 230mm 150mm - - - - - - -