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Microplane Sanding Discs & Rasp Plane Blades Microplane Sanding Discs & Rasp Plane Blades

The older I get, the less tolerant I am of certain things, and sanding wood tops my list. Choking on sawdust is bad enough, but there's also the tedium involved. So when a new product comes along that promises to make this work quicker and easier and less of a pain in the lungs, I'm eager to check it out. Microplane, a company known for its fast-working wood rasps and even food graters, recently introduced a line of similarly made stainless steel sanding discs for random-orbital sanders. I also took a look at the company's replacement blades for both sizes of Stanley Surform rasp planes. Read more

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