Cloth Backed Abrasive
From: £2.66 excl.Vat(From: £3.19 inc.Vat)
Klingspor J Flex Sanding Cloth
Klingspor KL361JF cloth backed abrasive is a very flexible Aluminium Oxide sanding cloth that is well suited for woodturning.
We supply Klingspor cloth backed abrasive by the 1 metre and 5 metre coils, both of which are 4″ (100mm) wide. Although it has a strong cloth backing, it is quite easy to tear by hand across or along the length.
This cloth backed abrasive has resin bonded grit which is hard wearing, resulting in a longer lifespan and a superior finish.
Grit pattern is also very important as the Klingspor sanding cloth will reduce clogging. Being cloth backed it helps with the problem of heat, which is the woodturners curse.
The J rated cloth is extremely flexible and is a must for the woodturner especially when spindle turning or for work with fine detailing.
When using abrasives it is also very important to work up through the grits; if you just use an 80 or 120 grit abrasive cloth or sandpaper you will see the sanding lines. This is because you are spinning your work and sanding across the grain of the wood, so working through the grits the lines get finer and finer and each grit removes the sanding lines of the last.
A couple of tips when sanding:
- If it is possible to do so on your work piece, stop the lathe once you have finished sanding and lightly hand sand with the grain.
- Clean off the dust from the work after using each grit before starting with the next. This prevents any old grit that’s been left behind from being worked into the wood.
- The lower the grit count the coarser the cloth backed abrasive is, so for faster removal of any surface marks you should start with the coarser sanding cloth.
Our range of Klingspor cloth backed abrasive is:
- 80 Grit (very coarse)
- 120 Grit
- 180 Grit
- 240 Grit
- 320 Grit
- 400 Grit
- 600 Grit (ultra fine)
These should be used in this order no matter which grit you start with. If your work has no marks to remove you could start at 180 or even 240 grit abrasive, then move up through the range. Depending on the wood being finished you could even stop at 400 grit.