Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
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Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: hlb2009
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Advantages: Works really well
Disadvantages: doesn't last quite as long as other brands
I use sandpaper every day in my work and find it really important to have sandpaper which is of good quality. I normally buy it from B&Q and spend more money than I did when I bought this. One day I had ran out and so whilst I was in Tesco I bought a pack of this. I was a bit dubious with it being value but thought it would be worth trying as it was only 60p for 10 sheets. I spent £3 for just 3 sheets in B&Q so this was a huge saving.
My business is making wooden decorations and so I need to use sandpaper for two purposes; one to smooth down any rough edges on the wood and two to make sure that the paint is smooth. Sometimes paint leaves brush strokes or tiny bobbles and by using sandpaper I can get rid of these and make the finish as smooth as possible so when buying sandpaper I need both really coarse, hard paper and also the finer sandpaper too. This particular sandpaper is coarse and this is best for me for when sanding down edges of products.
It comes in a pack of 10 sheets and I only need to use a small amount at a time so I can get into little corners and things so I just rip some off the sheet and use it as I require. It's easy enough to rip it off, sometimes it is a little uncomfortable to do as leaning on the sand can be a bit rough but usually it comes off without having to apply much pressure.
Sanding with this is just as good as any other brand I have used before, the only difference is that this is not quite as long-lasting. With other brands I have used the same piece for longer but this one soon wears down and is not longer coarse enough to make much progress. It isn't excessively different, just a little and it still works perfectly fine there just isn't quite as much life in it as there are in others.
It removes bits of wood as I would hope it to and because it's coarse and rough I don't need to apply very much pressure or keep going over and over the same part. Because it's on a sheet I can use as much as I like and it's fairly easy to shape too so sometimes I bend it over so I have two sides with grain on so I can work on two edges at a time and this is easy enough to do, sometimes it is difficult to fold or it begins to crack but this one is fine.
I will still use this sandpaper because it does work and is great value for money. For my fine sandpaper I will stick to a better quality brand as it really has to be very good quality but I am glad I used this and will definitely be sticking to it as I don't see the point in using something which is so much more expensive when it does the same job.
Summary: Pretty pleased!
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