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    Time is money, and there is no way that Mirka thing can compete with a 'proper' drywall sander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    Time is money, and there is no way that Mirka thing can compete with a 'proper' drywall sander.
    Oh no I appreciate that, I was thinking more of the abranet on your usual gear, the sanding discs are standard size, from triangles up to large discs, theres like 10,000 holes in a disc so it aids the whole dust free concept & they dont clog. I'll post you a pack out free to try if you want?

    Explain the difference to me please???? ((thicko))

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradeDecoratingSupplies View Post
    Oh no I appreciate that, I was thinking more of the abranet on your usual gear, the sanding discs are standard size, from triangles up to large discs, theres like 10,000 holes in a disc so it aids the whole dust free concept & they dont clog. I'll post you a pack out free to try if you want?

    Explain the difference to me please???? ((thicko))
    OMG don't start offering free stuff these guys won't leave you alone lol

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    I don't think your Abracadabra stuff is compatable with most of our kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crack filler View Post
    OMG don't start offering free stuff these guys won't leave you alone lol
    lol lol you want some

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    I don't think your Abracadabra stuff is compatable with most of our kit.

    Abracadabra - how ruuuuuude

    Why Tony? Size, Grade teach me pls

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradeDecoratingSupplies View Post
    lol lol you want some
    Yeah

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    225mm circular sanding pads to fit Flex, Festool etc. The sander on that link is too small for drywall. You'd get laughed off site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    225mm circular sanding pads to fit Flex, Festool etc. The sander on that link is too small for drywall. You'd get laughed off site.
    they do bigger, and errrm ....size does not matter as long as it performs

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    hi
    ive used some of them discs ,
    Last edited by turktown taper; 24-10-2010 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradeDecoratingSupplies View Post
    they do bigger, and errrm ....size does not matter as long as it performs
    ive used them before, not bad 225mm on a flex
    a pack of 100grit would get you a better review ! LOL!

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    Hardened flex user.
    Going to take alot to persuade me.

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    Spoke to my man at Mirka, they'll give me 10 packs of discs to send out free, PM me you're preferred grade & delivery details and i'll get em out to yas

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    on a first come basis obviously much luv chaps

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    I've still got 7 packets of abranet if anyone wants to try some, they popped in to see me today, they're giving me discs that are compatible with the flex

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    Hi we looked at stocking these discs a few years back and a couple of things stick in my mind:

    Firstly we thiought they were too aggresive for standard jointing compounds and much more suited to scandanavian or european fillers which set alot harder than uk compounds.

    The other thing we noticed was after a while they would lose there grip on the pad, and as most customers use a variety of backing pads (whatever they can get hold of at the time!) it was difficult to be confident of the disc staying attached at all times, with this we have always reverted back to a solid disc for these reasons and also the biggest reason and that was price, most tapers dont get paid extra for using the latest and greatest gear on site.

    Be interested to see how you all get along with the abranet, im currently undecided
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    Someone please buy the new flex!!!!!!

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    I did - ive got loads of them !! (bargain ex dem if anyones interested pm for price too low for public post!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Hi we looked at stocking these discs a few years back and a couple of things stick in my mind:

    Firstly we thiought they were too aggresive for standard jointing compounds and much more suited to scandanavian or european fillers which set alot harder than uk compounds.

    The other thing we noticed was after a while they would lose there grip on the pad, and as most customers use a variety of backing pads (whatever they can get hold of at the time!) it was difficult to be confident of the disc staying attached at all times, with this we have always reverted back to a solid disc for these reasons and also the biggest reason and that was price, most tapers dont get paid extra for using the latest and greatest gear on site.

    Be interested to see how you all get along with the abranet, im currently undecided
    Hey you

    Simon from Artex gave me your business card, he speaks very highly of you.

    I'm desperate for people to try them before I commit myself to a mahoooosive order with them I'd like feedback from people in different trades, if they last as long as they say my deccies won't be ploughing through them, and I may well need to think about targetting different trades to shift them, you know what the minimum order is like.
    I know what you're saying about the price, but if they last longer thats relative, certainly not saying its the latest & greatest..there's always something new & improved, I was thinking could be a good move for people that stick to new builds cos they don't like putting dustsheets etc down for refurbs.

    Thats why I'm here to ask the experts .....did you pinch my sunglasses?

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    Clear your inbox then!

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