Contour Sanding Grips
Rockler Double-Ended Contour Sanding Grips
I want to share with you a cool tool that I recently grabbed that I wish I had bought these years ago! They’re called profile or contour sanding grips.
To me, sanding is a necessary evil. I don’t know anyone who enjoys sanding. My carpenter friend George always reminds me to use good sandpaper and change it often, he says, “sandpaper is cheap, labor is expensive.”
Sand Smart with Sanding Grips
Using these Contour Sanding Grips
I find myself usage these grips when detailing crown moldings and window stools. They protect my fingers from getting cut up, and do not dig into the detail of the molding or profile – it’s a professional way to get high quality detail sanding.
I usually cut down a sheet of sand paper to the width of the grips, there is no need to have special sizes paper for the grip set.
Rockler Double-Ended Grips
Rockler’s double-ended contour sanding blocks allow you to sand both concave and convex shapes. Each sanding grip are made out of rubber and have a convex profile on one end, and a concave profile, on the opposite end.
Contour Sanding Grip Sizes
Contour Sanding Grip Set includes a total of six blocks with the following inside/outside diameters: 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4” and 7/8”. Diameters are molded into the rubber for easy selection.
- (1) 3/8” Contour Sanding Grip
- (1) 1/2” Contour Sanding Grip
- (1) 5/8” Contour Sanding Grip
- (1) 3/4” Contour Sanding Grip
- (1) 7/8” Contour Sanding Grip
- Weight 0.5000
- Tech Spec
- Inside/Outside Diameters: 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4” and 7/8”
- Material: NBR Rubber
The Rockler contour sanding grips sell for approximately $14.99 here.
Overall Thoughts On The Contour Sanding Grips
I really wish I had bought these years ago! They would have saved my fingers from years of sanding. More importantly, these grips have just enough flexibility to follow the curve, and give a much more consistent finish!
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