Woodworking Sanding Discs

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Premium Woodworking Sanding Discs

Sanding discs are a must-have in any woodworking shop, whether you’re a hobbyist or manage a full-scale production line. They come in various sizes, grits, and materials, and choosing the right one can make a significant difference in the quality of your finished work. 

At Fintech Abrasives, our industrial-grade woodworking sanding discs are designed to work on a variety of materials, including hardwoods, softwoods, and composites. They are available in grit sizes ranging from 60 to 3000, so whether you need to quickly remove stock or ensure a fine finish, we have the sanding discs you need. If you don’t see the sanding discs you need on this page, talk to us about producing a custom order!

What Are Woodworking Discs Used For?

Woodworking discs can be used for a variety of different applications, which will dictate what grit and even what backing you use. Below are some common uses, along with recommendations for best results.

Material Removal

Sanding discs can strip the surfaces of wood by removing a thin layer of material from the wood surface. A coarse-grit sanding disc, such as 40 or 60 grit is a good place to start for material removal. 

Surface Preparation

Sanding discs prepare wood for finishing by smoothing the surface and removing any imperfections, such as scratches, gouges, or rough areas. After this, the surface can be stained, painted, or varnished.


By removing roughness and scratches from the surface, a sanding disc can prepare the wood for final finishing. You’ll use a finer-grit sanding disc in the range of 120-220 grit. 

Aluminum Oxide- the Ultimate Woodworking Abrasive

Aluminum oxide is a popular abrasive material, especially for sanding wood. It’s hard and durable, which means that it can effectively remove material from the surface of wood without breaking down or wearing out too quickly. This makes it an ideal abrasive material for sanding applications, especially for harder woods.

Other benefits include:

  • Self-Sharpening: Aluminum oxide is friable. This means that as the grains become dull, they will break down to reveal new, sharper edges. This allows the sanding disc to maintain its effectiveness over time, reducing the need for frequent disc changes.

  • Cost-Effective: Aluminum oxide is relatively inexpensive compared to other abrasive materials, making it an affordable choice for sanding discs.

Aluminum oxide abrasives are divided into two types: open and closed coat. The former has grain coverage of 60% to 65%, so it’s best suited for softer woods. With the latter, the grains cover up to 95% of the disc surface, making it an appropriate choice for cutting harder woods.

Woodworking Discs We Carry

Our woodworking discs come in two different types of backing: hook & loop and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA).

Hook & Loop

As its name suggests, a hook and loop sanding disc uses a hook and loop fastening system to secure it to a sanding tool. The disc has a backing material with tiny hooks that attach to a loop material on the sander. This fastening system allows for quick and easy disc changes, as it can be easily removed and replaced. We sell film-backed hook & loop discs that can be used for wet sanding applications (e.g. boating) as well as dry applications.


A pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) sanding disc uses an adhesive backing to attach to a sanding sander. This eliminates the need for a hook and loop fastening system or any other type of mechanical fastener. One of the advantages of PSA sanding discs is that they provide a strong and secure bond between the sanding disc and the sanding pad. They are also easy to install and remove, as they can be simply peeled off when the job is done.

Industries That Use Our Woodworking Discs

Our woodworking discs are regularly used in various industries across the globe, including:

  • Furniture: The furniture industry is the most common industry associated with woodworking. Abrasive discs are used to create a wide range of furniture pieces, such as chairs, tables, and bookshelves.

  • Construction: The construction industry uses woodworking discs for building structures like houses, buildings, and bridges. Framing, flooring, and decorative finishes are all commonly made of wood.

  • Cabinetry: Woodworking discs help create custom cabinets, closets, and storage solutions. 

  • Musical Instruments: Guitars, violins, and pianos are made using woodworking discs.

Woodworking Disc FAQs

Where Are Your Woodworking Discs Shipped From?

At Fintech Abrasives, we operate a dedicated manufacturing facility located in Belding, Michigan, where all of our abrasive products are produced. From this location, we promptly ship orders within three to four business days. For orders placed before 11:00 a.m. EST, we strive to expedite the process and can often ship them out within 24 hours.

Does Fintech Ship Woodworking Discs Internationally?

We are pleased to provide international shipping services to customers worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of high-quality abrasives, we take pride in supplying our woodworking discs to clients across the globe. Our shipping options are both affordable and dependable, ensuring that your order arrives promptly and in excellent condition. 

If you are based outside the United States and would like to place an order, please contact us at (888) 223-8768 between Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST, and we will be happy to provide you with a customized shipping quote.

Do You Make Custom Orders?

Yes, we can offer tailored solutions for your specific project or application by custom manufacturing any of our abrasive products, including woodworking discs. Simply let us know your requirements, and we will collaborate with you to create the customized abrasive you need. 

Our typical turnaround time for custom orders is two to four days, depending on the current production volume. To learn more or to place a custom order, please call us at (888) 223-8768 between Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST, or use our dedicated custom order form.

Your One-Source Solution for Premium Woodworking Discs 

At Fintech Abrasives, we make woodworking discs for a wide range of applications, from creating knife scales (handles) and stripping old varnish to shaping and finishing furniture, flooring, and cabinetry. They can even be used to achieve a smooth and even finish on materials related to woodworking, such as composites and plastics.

To learn more about our sanding products, such as sanding rolls, sanding discs, and sanding belts, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can call us at (888) 223-8768 or simply fill out a contact form, and we'll get back to you promptly. Let us help you experience the pure quality and superior performance of our woodworking discs for yourself!