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I principally use this disc as an intermediate pad between the Metabo sander and the sandpaper when power sanding on my lathe. It provides just the desired degree of softness/support when sanding curved surfaces, as on a larger bowl. I have only praise for its performance. My only hesitation in recommending this disc is that on my first disc the sponge rubber middle deteriorated and came apart in what seemed like a very short time. It may be I overheated it, but to be useful it should be able to withstand a lot of sanding-type heat without self-destructing. I'm on my second one now, and we'll see how it lasts.
Compared to other brands [of course you can't find any in this 80mm size] of interface pads, these are very weak. If using 2", 3", 90mm, 5" etc. there is more variety to choose from for pads of various density. This Metabo pad is the only thing I don't like about the sanding system; I use it all the time! Ijust wish there were better inter-pads...
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