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    Easy Method for Installing Sanding Discs

    This is an old trick, but some may not be familiar with it. When installing a new sanding disc, use a razor knife to cut the backing film in half across the middle. Peel off one half of the film. Then insert the half with the film still on it down against the bare plate. Stick the exposed half on, and then rotate the disc, peel off the other half, and stick it in place.

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    kinda the way I do it BUT I just bend over one half of the glue covering.
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    Better than my method; with backing off and plate clean, flex the disc concave so outsides [9 & 3 o'clock] touch first. Then lower into position until 12 o'clock is concentric.
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    Thanks tmate3! We've added your Sanding Disc Installation Method to our Disc Sanders category,
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