Did you know that you can make sandpaper last longer by using a cleaning stick? Yep! You know when you’re sanding and your sandpaper gets all gunked up and stops being effective because sawdust is embedded in all the spaces in around and between the abrasive grit? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Well you don’t have to throw that sandpaper (or abrasive disk or whatever) away yet, just give it a good scrubbing! You’ll get a little more life out of it yet.
How to Make Sandpaper Last Longer
Hold the abrasive cleaning stick down and run the sander over it or you can rub the stick over the sandpaper. It pulls most of the gunk off the sandpaper and you’re good to keep sanding until it gets all gunked up again. Eventually the grit will wear down and then your sandpaper will REALLY be done but I bet you get at least double the life you’re used to.
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Abrasive cleaning stick for about $7 from Rockler.