Backing Pads & Mandrels

Backing pads work with mandrels is an attachment that secures sanding and polishing accessories to power tools. The abrasive part is held securely against the backing pad by a locking disc or hook fixture. Backing pads are made from materials including rubber, aluminium and composite resin. Mandrels are used to house the sanding drum to ensure a secure fitment and it doesn't fly off.


How do backing pads work with mandrels?


A backing pad attaches to a power tool in one of two simple ways. The first type uses a shaft or mandrel built into the body of the pad – this design is suitable for tools with a chuck, like hand drills. In the second type, used for tools with a spindle such as an angle grinder, the backing pad fits directly onto the tool's spindle, which locks both the disc and pad securely in place. Backing pads of this type are usually made of very sturdy aluminium and are generally used for heavy-duty sanding.


Types of backing pads


A backing pad can come in a variety of different sizes corresponding to standard disc sizes. Additional features like cooling vents are sometimes added to more complex power tools to protect the disc from overheating and extend the tool's lifespan in general. It's worth investing in the correct backing pad for your job, as buying the wrong pad can result in reduced performance and lifetime. RS Components offers an extensive range of backing pads and mandrels from 3M, Bosch and our own brand RS PRO.


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Description Price Accessory Type Pad Diameter Pad Type Model Series
RS Stock No. 137-0948
BrandRS PRO
$28.65
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Backing Pad 50mm Self-Grip - -
RS Stock No. 137-0949
BrandRS PRO
$30.55
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Backing Pad 75mm Self-Grip - -
RS Stock No. 137-0901
BrandRS PRO
$78.58
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Holder 150mm Self-Grip - -
RS Stock No. 137-0900
BrandRS PRO
$78.58
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Self-adhesive Pad 150mm Self-Grip - -
RS Stock No. 299-5679
Mfr. Part No.07660705168
BrandNorton
$25.32
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Backing Pad 115mm - - -
RS Stock No. 288-493
Mfr. Part No.B84998
Brand3M
$64.08
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Back-Up Pad 75mm - - -
RS Stock No. 456-2439
Mfr. Part No.HOOKIT BACK UP PAD 150MM
Brand3M
$80.94
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Backing Pad 150mm Hookit - -
RS Stock No. 865-1577
Mfr. Part No.63642556631
BrandNorton
$30.67
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Backing Pad 75mm Rubber with Spindle - -
RS Stock No. 288-538
Mfr. Part No.07947
Brand3M
$21.86
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Mandrel - - - -
RS Stock No. 691-684
Mfr. Part No.69957350744
BrandNorton
$62.00
Each
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Backing Pad 123mm Norgrip - Back Up Pad
RS Stock No. 684-2318
Mfr. Part No.2615S402JB
BrandDremel
$34.16
1 Kit
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Mandrel - - - -
RS Stock No. 456-2502
Mfr. Part No.ROLOC PAD 75MM X M14
Brand3M
$45.66
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Backing Pad 75mm - - -
RS Stock No. 865-1561
Mfr. Part No.69957382846
BrandNorton
$47.59
Each
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Backing Pad 115mm Self-Grip - -
RS Stock No. 187-5577
Mfr. Part No.2608601724
BrandBosch
$64.82
Each
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Backing Pad 125mm - X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 126-2205
Mfr. Part No.61680
Brand3M
$49.68
Each
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Backing Pad 115mm - - -
RS Stock No. 187-5570
Mfr. Part No.2608601714
BrandBosch
$22.71
Each
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Backing Pad 125mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 288-487
Mfr. Part No.16686
Brand3M
$8.04
Each
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Shaft for Backing Pad - - - Roloc
RS Stock No. 187-5568
Mfr. Part No.2608601712
BrandBosch
$21.97
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Backing Pad 115mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 456-2603
Mfr. Part No.9885 ROLOC HOLDER 25X6MM
Brand3M
$13.01
Each
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Holder - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-3929
Mfr. Part No.7306
Brand3M
$50.13
Each
units
Backing Pad 115mm Fibre Disc Scotch-Brite -
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