Freeman's Guide To Abrasives
Part 2 of 2: Freeman's Line of Abrasives

Abrasive Sheets (9" x 11")

Common abrasive sand paper

  • Garnet, aluminum oxide, or silicon carbide abrasive
  • 40 to 600 grit depending on abrasive
  • Paper, waterproof paper, or cloth backing depending on abrasive
  • Different weight backing depending on grit size
  • All resin bond
  • Flat 9 x 11 inch in size

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Large Discs for Sanding Equipment

Used in large disc sanders, including State, Master, and other models.

  • Garnet or aluminum oxide
  • 40 to 60 grit
  • Paper or cloth backing depending on abrasive
  • Adhesive applied at manufacturer or plain
  • Different “weight” backing depending on grit size
  • All resin bond
  • Flat from 12” to 36” diameter

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Sleeves For Oscillating Spindle Sanders

Used in oscillating spindle sanders, including State, Master, and other models.

  • Garnet or aluminum oxide
  • 36 to 60 grit
  • Paper backing for garnet
  • Cloth backing for aluminum oxide
  • Different weight backing depending on grit size
  • All resin bond
  • 1/4" to 6” diameter
  • 5” to 9” long for State
  • 6” to 11” long for Master

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Similar in function to the adhesive-backed discs, these feature the exclusive 3M Roloc system for attaching to the tool.

    • Aluminum oxide only
    • 36 to 100 grit
    • Cloth backing only
    • Different weight backing depending on grit size
    • Roloc method to secure disc to tool holder
(see holder below)
  • All resin bond
  • Flat from 1” to 4” diameter

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Scotch-Brite Roloc Discs for Hand Tools

Similar to the discs above, these feature both the exclusive 3M Roloc system and the 3M Scotch-Brite abrasive.

  • Nylon web with abrasive applied
  • Very fine, medium, and coarse grits
  • Roloc feature to secure disc to tool holder
  • Flat 1 1/2”, 2”, and 3” diameter discs

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Roloc Disc Holders

Used to attach Roloc discs (both aluminum oxide and Scotch-Brite) to the end of an air grinder or electric drill.

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Adhesive-Backed Discs for Hand Tools

Attached to the ends of air grinders or electric drills for quick and easy removal of material

  • Aluminum oxide only
  • 36 to 100 grit
  • Cloth backing only
  • Adhesive-backed
  • Different weight backing depending on grit size
  • All resin bond
  • Flat from 1/2” to 5” diameter

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Disc Holders for Adhesive Backed Discs

Used to secure an adhesive-backed disc to the end of an air grinder or electric drill.

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Scotch-Brite Industrial Hand Pads

Special 3M nylon web with abrasive applied

  • Ultra-fine to heavy duty grits
  • Flat 6” x 9” pads

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Cartridge Rolls: Parallel-sided

Unique abrasive for sanding and polishing inside radii

  • Aluminum oxide only
  • 40 to 360 grit
  • Cloth backing
  • Different weight backing depending on grit size
  • All resin bond
  • 1/8” to 1” diameter and 1” to 2” long for parallel
  • 3/8” to 3/4” diameter and 1” to 2’ long for tapered

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Mandrels for Cartridge Rolls

Used to attach the cartridge rolls to the end of an air grinder or electric drill. They come in various lengths and diameters to fit the wide range of cartridge rolls available.

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Sanding Sticks

Unique abrasive and holder system for sanding tight corners.

  • Aluminum oxide only
  • 120 grit
  • Closed coat
  • Cloth backing
  • Resin bond
  • Belts are 1/4” x 6”, 1/2” x 8”, 3/4 ” x 10”

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