Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
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Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: kama0529
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Advantages: Price. Assorted grades. It works well.
Disadvantages: Fine grade is a bit useless. Paper thinner.
I have used Tesco Value Sandpaper on a number of occasions when we have been preparing wood for painting. I wasn't actually aware that there were different types of sandpaper as when I've used it in the past I have just picked up a sheet and thought that that was really all there was to it. However, it was the fact that Tesco sold assorted sandpapers in one pack that actually alerted me to the fact that there were different grades of sandpaper and that this should be taken into account when purchasing. A ten sheet pack of assorted sandpaper currently costs 96p from Tesco - which equates to almost 10p per sheet. I actually think this is very good value and is certainly less than I have paid in the past using other manufacturers.
Each packet contains ten sheets of sandpaper and has three different types of sandpaper, ranging from fine through to course. There are two sheets of the fine paper and then four sheets each of the medium grade and rough grade paper. It is handy that the grade of the sandpaper is written on the back of each sheet. Each sheet is a decent size, measuring 20 cm x 20 cm and so it is a good sized square to work with - and obviously you can cut this smaller if you so wish. I generally will cut it into half and work with the card in this way - but I think this is a matter of personal preference.
I personally find the finest paper a little useless and I haven't really found that it does anything for me and so these are the bits that tend to get left in the packet and thrown away. The other two grades are much more useful and will contribute to sanding down something nicely. The only thing I would comment on is that the paper is thinner than other brands I have used and so if I was doing something that required a little more industrial strength sandpaper then I really don't think this would do - but for my little bit of DIY it is just fine.
I would recommend this sandpaper for anyone doing a little wood restoration through the house. I think it does have some limitations in terms of quality, but for my purposes it is good stuff.
Summary: Recommended for light home DIY.
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