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What is the roughest sandpaper to use on wood?
Rough Treatment. The lower the grade, the rougher the sandpaper. For example, 60-grit sandpaper is the roughest sandpaper typically used on wood. Use it for extremely rough surfaces when wood has dips, gouges, splinters or loose fibers. It removes wood fast. Be careful because it will also leave scratches.
What grit sandpaper should I use for sanding?
For example, you could use 20 to 50 grit sandpaper for the first pass and finish with 60 to 80 grit sandpaper for the final pass on an orbital or belt sander. Alternatively, you may stick to 60 or 80 grit sandpaper on the orbital sander or belt sander and achieve the same results.
What grade of sandpaper do you use for power tools?
The differing grades of sandpaper and their applications also apply to power tools that use sandpaper. Use 60- or 80-grit for aggressive, fast wood removal. Use 100-grit for all-purpose sanding and 120 or 180 for the finest finish, but follow power-tool sanding with hand sanding.
Can you use ceramic sandpaper on wood?
Ceramic paper is often used for belt sander belts but sometimes is used for hand shaping of wood. It will usually leave a very rough finish, so exercise care when using Ceramic sandpaper, particularly on plywood and veneers, where it can quickly sand through the finish layer and ruin a piece.