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Abrasive Cloth

Abrasive cloth, also known as sandpaper, is a type of coated abrasive that is used for various applications such as sanding, grinding, and polishing. It is made by bonding abrasive grains to a cloth backing using a resin or glue. The abrasive grains can be made of various materials such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia alumina, and ceramic. The cloth backing can be made of various materials such as cotton, polyester, and blended fabrics. Abrasive cloth is available in various grit sizes, which determine the coarseness of the abrasive. The grit size is determined by the number of abrasive grains per square inch of the cloth backing. The lower the grit number, the coarser the abrasive, while the higher the grit number, the finer the abrasive. Abrasive cloth is used in various industries such as woodworking, metalworking, automotive, and construction. One of the advantages of abrasive cloth is its flexibility, which allows it to conform to the shape of the workpiece being sanded or polished. This makes it ideal for sanding curved or irregular surfaces. Another advantage is its durability, which allows it to be used for a long time without wearing out. Abrasive cloth is also available in different forms such as sheets, rolls, discs, and belts, which makes it versatile and easy to use. In conclusion, abrasive cloth is a versatile and durable coated abrasive that is used for various applications such as sanding, grinding, and polishing. It is available in various grit sizes and forms, and is used in various industries such as woodworking, metalworking, automotive, and construction.

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Brian Walker

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