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Mirka dustless sanding review

Listed under abranet, Blog, Mirka Posted Oct 29 2012

Mirka dustless sanding has revolutionised decorating in the UK, literally raising the bar in terms of finish and clean air.

Any decorating job requires preparation which mostly involves sanding. Traditionally, sandpaper is sand stuck to paper which is a very successful combination, as it’s sold in its millions, so it must be a good product, right! The quality of sandpapers varies, some are better than others. The old saying you get what you pay for springs to mind.

The old sanding ways are no longer the best

abranet abrasive The old ways were the best, but when it comes to sanding, that no longer applies. Mirka reinvented sandpaper.

The clever thing is how they have made Abranet. There are thousands of holes. The vacuum sucks all the dust through the holes, and 95% of the dust is captured in a vacuum extractor.

Interface pads

mirka abranet interface concave and convex Dust extraction is not hindered by the backing foam either as these have sufficient holes to filter the dust through too. All the dust that accumulates under the sanding net gets vacuumed away. Most of the dust simply disappears into a vacuum before ever reaching the air.

Because of the sanding net’s ability to sand without clogging, it cuts far quicker and better than any other abrasive.

The different grits from 60 rough through to 400 are all as good as each other.

The Handy not only works on flat surfaces, but it has changeable interfaces, convex or concave, so ceiling covings or mouldings can be sanded easily.

These ergonomic benefits alone are good enough to make a huge difference to decorating, but in addition to this is the clean air. Less dust in your lungs and a cleaner job.

And even better are customer comments about the way you go about sanding.

All in all a truly work-changing environment: a better job, better prepared better finish and even happier customer – win win!

If you have any questions about dustless sanding, either ask Mirka direct from this site, or ask in the abrasives forum on Traditional Painter.

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