- Load resistant stearate coating, fiber reinforced backing, and high quality zirconia alumina combine to give 3X the performance of typical aluminum oxide paper sheets
- Zirconia alumina is self-sharpening and durable, allowing for a faster cut rate than aluminum oxide
- Open-coat construction offers more flexibility and clog resistance than a closed-coat sheet
- Water-based stearate coating resists loading for extended abrasive life
- Paper backing is flexible, and offers a more consistent finish than a cloth or fiber backing, while being thicker and more durable than a polyester film backing
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Norton 3X Abrasive Sheet, Paper Backing, Aluminum Oxide
|Price:||$5.75 - $422.40|
|Sale:||Lower price available on select options|
|Brand Name||Norton Abrasives - St. Gobain|
|Grit Material Type||Aluminum Oxide|
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The Norton 3X abrasive sheet offers more durability over an uncoated abrasive while resisting chip loading. This sheet is used for paint stripping, sanding and finishing on composites and fiberglass, and all-purpose bare wood sanding.
Coated abrasives have individual abrasive grains spaced at a predetermined distance from one another. An open coat covers about 50 to 70 percent of the coated surface with abrasive, for greater flexibility and resistance to clogging than a closed coat, which has 100 percent grain coverage. An open coat allows for longer usage time by clogging less, while a closed coat offers a finer surface finish than an equivalent open-coat abrasive. This sheet is open-coat. The stearate coating offers more durability over an uncoated abrasive while resisting chip loading. Stearated abrasives are non-pigmented to eliminate color transfer to the work surface. These sheets are typically used on portable sheet sanders and portable file sheet machines.
Zirconia alumina is a self-sharpening abrasive that allows for a faster cut rate and longer life than aluminum oxide, due to its ability to fracture and refracture, creating new cutting edges. Zirconia alumina is often used for high stock removal on wood and metals.
Abrasives are used for a variety of applications from shaping a part to fine finishing, depending on the grit size. Low grit numbers like 40 are coarse and are used for removing excess material and shaping a part. High grit numbers like 400 are fine and help to create a smooth surface finish.
Norton Abrasives manufactures a wide variety of sanding, grinding, and polishing abrasives, and has been located in the United States since 1885. In 1990, Saint-Gobain purchased Norton, keeping its manufacturing facilities and offices in the same location. Norton/Saint-Gobain has been recognized as a Global 100 Sustainable Company, as well as earning ISO 9000 and 14001 certification for quality and environmental management standards.
Top Customer Reviews
Fast forward to last week when I used the last sheet in the 20+3-sheet "Jobpack/Bonus Pack" and went back to HD looking for more. Of course HD no longer carries this product so I left with what they now have, 3M Pro Grade no-slip grip (tm) backing sandpaper. It supposedly lasts 7X longer than standard sandpaper due to the reinforced backing. Puh-lease...
With that unhappy discovery I went straight to the web and found the Norton 3X sandpaper at Amazon in all the grits I wanted. Three days later USPS delivered my package and I was using the Norton 3X again.It really is the "World's Best Sandpaper" as the package boasts.
I was glad to see that the 3X sandpaper is still made in Canada by Saint-Gobain.
Complaints about paper wearing out too soon don't ring true for me. Likely they are trying to use too fine a grit too soon in the process.
I love it!
I do not enjoy sanding prep while painting, (HATE IT!) but you have to do it. There are no shortcuts to great results. This paper makes a tedious job go much faster.
It doesn't load up so a piece lasts a very long time. In my case much more than 3X. And becuse it doesn't load up it continues to cut like a spanking new fresh sheet throughout the process, so the work goes much faster and you don't stop work every 20 minutes to get another fresh sheet. Just shake it out and keep going. If you are paying a crew this stuff would save its price in a day!
You will probably get away with a grit 1 grade finer than you had previously used since there is no initial "dulling" due to the paper loading up in the first minute or two. My change down from 120 grit regular paper to 150 grit 3X worked out just right. It cuts really fast so pay attention that you don't accidently go too far.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent Paper I have used this brand for years. Continues to remain sharp to sand. Norton is the best.Published 13 days ago by Roy E.
Horrible product. I had been using 3-M sandpaper with my Makita sander. Worked great. Did half a large table with 4 sheets. Then I bought Norton to give it a try. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A bit pricier than the other brands, but it pays for itself by lasting longer and cutting faster. This is the only sandpaper I buy.Published 9 months ago by Dean Morrell
Don't even bother with anything else. This sand paper make the job SO much easier that other papers! Read morePublished 10 months ago by DC
Norton 3x stays sharp longer, cuts cleanly, and leaves a quality surface.Published 14 months ago by william o.