Jonathan’s Hot Take:
These soft hook-and-loop sanding pads are a GAME CHANGER for your random orbital sander.
The ½” thick soft-density foam pad adapts to curved edges and contoured surfaces — making otherwise tricky sanding operations a cinch.
It’s basically like an automatic custom shaped sander.
And with the hook-and-loop design, it only takes a second to slap this baby onto your sander or switch out abrasive grits.
Bonus tip: Stack multiple pads to sand big curved edges without flattening any one spot!
They also come with dust collection holds to reduce sawdust buildup while you sand.
Available in both 5” (44 holes) and 6” (52 holes) diameters.
From the Manufacturer:
- 3M™ Soft Interface Disc Pad provides extra cushion for coated and non-woven abrasive discs to prevent gouging and marring
- Soft density foam responds to contours and edges
- Designed with 3M™ Clean Sanding hole pattern to help with dust extraction and minimize loading
- Hookit™ attachment systems help expedite swapping out of discs during multi-step sequences
3M™ Soft Interface Disc Pad is constructed of ½ inch soft density foam with a 3M™ Clean Sanding hole pattern to allow dust extraction and minimize loading during sanding. The soft foam construction enables the pad to conform to edges and contours, making it a good match for sensitive workpieces where gouging and marring is a top concern.
Providing Cushion and Conformability
3M™ Soft Interface Disc Pad provides a greater cushion and more conformability than a pad with medium density foam. Use this pad to reduce edge cutting when the pad is tipped on edge and maintain closer contact with the edge while maximizing dust extraction. The pad contains a series of uniquely designed holes which match those in 3M™ Clean Sand Back Up Pads, allowing sanding dust to be pulled through the holes and away from the sanding surface. This improves the work environment and prolongs disc life.
The Soft Interface Disc Pad has two sides. One side features loop material, which attaches to the back up pad used on the sanding tool. The opposite side contains hook material, which attaches to the Hookit™ sanding disc of choice.
Altogether, our 3M™ Soft Interface Disc Pad is ideal for operators who seek an added level of conformability for their sanding projects. The responsive foam design, attachment system and Clean Sanding hole pattern combine to cushion the workpiece, minimize dust and – ultimately – get the job done.