Cleaning Your Sander’s Hook-and-Loop Pad.
One of the things that always happens is that the loops on my sander get clogged with sawdust. Now, I bought one of these with a vacuum attachment thinking that that would never happen. Well I was wrong.
I read this tip from a Reader on WoodWorkersJournal and thought “What a Great Idea”. And it works. As we have kids, we have had one of these combs for checking for head lice. So I thought I would give it a try.
When the “loops” on a sander’s hook-and-loop pad become clogged with dust, the sanding discs won’t cling properly. Here’s a simple fix: Buy a nit comb at a pharmacy. They’re sold for removing head lice eggs, and the metal tines are much closer together than a standard hair comb. Drag it across the sander’s pad vigorously, and the tines will clear the debris easily without harming the loops. Works great for cleaning other hook-and-loop items, too.
Carson City, Nevada
Thanks to Wood Workers Journal for this Article. Visit them HERE.