Pad savers protect and extend the life of your back disc when sanding with net sanding products. Both types are placed between the backing plate/disc and the sanding disc or sanding sheet.
Mirka Pad Saver 150mm 67H
Pad Saver 70x400mm 14H
What is a pad saver
A pad saver is a type of protective layer that is placed between the sanding disc and the sander's backing pad. The primary purpose of using a pad saver for sanding is to extend the life of the backing pad and the sanding disc by reducing the wear and tear caused by sanding.
Extend the life of your backing pad
When sanding, the abrasive particles on the sanding disc can create friction and heat, which can cause the adhesive holding the sanding disc to the backing pad to break down over time. This can lead to the sanding disc slipping, peeling, or becoming damaged, as well as causing the backing pad to become worn or damaged.
Reduce wear and tear on sanding disc and backing pad
Using a pad saver helps to reduce the wear and tear on both the sanding disc and the backing pad by providing a protective layer that absorbs some of the heat and friction generated during sanding. This can help to extend the life of both the sanding disc and the backing pad, ultimately saving you money by reducing the need for frequent replacements.
Improve overall performance
Additionally, using a pad saver can also help to reduce the amount of dust and debris that accumulates on the backing pad, which can improve the overall performance of the sander by reducing the risk of clogging or overheating. Overall, using a pad saver for sanding is a simple and effective way to protect your sanding equipment and ensure consistent, high-quality results.
What is the difference between pad saver and interface pad?
While both pad savers and interface pads are used in sanding to protect the backing pad and improve the sanding performance, they serve different purposes.
Pad saver protect the backing pad
A pad saver is a protective layer that is placed directly on the backing pad of the sander, between the backing pad and the sanding disc. Its primary purpose is to protect the backing pad from excessive wear and tear caused by sanding, particularly when sanding with coarse or aggressive abrasives. Pad savers are typically made of materials such as foam or felt and are relatively thin.
The interface pad reduces the risk of damage or uneven sanding
An interface pad, on the other hand, is a cushioned pad that is placed between the sanding disc and the backing pad of the sander. Its primary purpose is to provide a softer and more flexible surface for sanding, which helps to reduce the risk of damage or uneven sanding. Interface pads are typically thicker than pad savers and are made of materials such as foam or rubber.