Sandpaper, Sanding Blocks & Pads

When you need to smooth a surface then look at the RS Components range of sandpaper, sanding blocks, and sanding pads. Our assortment of grades, grain materials and sheet sizes will allow you to fully prep any surface or material, from general sanding to creating an ultra smooth finish. We have three main abrasive materials for you to choose from, including aluminium oxide, silicon carbide and synthetic fibres, all from leading brands such as 3M, Flexovit, RS PRO and Norton.

Sandpaper and Sandpaper Rolls

Sandpaper (sometimes referred to as glasspaper) is a type of thick paper with abrasive materials on one or both sides. Although it is called sandpaper, the abrasive material is typically aluminium oxide or silicon carbide. Abrasive cloths have a similar construction, but the base material is cloth rather than paper. Abrasive cloths are sometimes referred to as emery cloths and use emery as the abrasive.

Sandpaper rolls for use on wood, metals, composites, paint and woodturning applications. It is abrasive grit on flexible backing sheets used to smooth many types of material. The backing sheets may be covered with different materials such as glass, aluminium oxide, silicon carbide, garnet or other specialist grit. Each type of grit has different characteristics which make each most suitable for specific applications, an understanding of the types of grit is essential so that the right type is chosen for a particular job. The cloth is used where a high degree of flexibility is required.

Sanding Blocks

Sanding blocks are used for hand-sanding wood and cleaning or polishing metals. An alternative to sandpaper, they are reusable, washable and comfortable to hold. Because of their flexibility, they're ideal for sanding in tight spaces, over complex contours and on areas that may require the special attention that can only be achieved manually.

Types of sanding blocks

Sanding blocks are made from a variety of abrasive materials, including aluminium oxide and diamond. Depending on the material you are sanding, different grades with varying grit levels can be selected. This lets you apply firmer or gentler levels of abrasion as required. Similarly to another kind of sandpaper, sanding blocks are used for sanding or finishing a wide range of natural and synthetic materials. These include plastics, wood, gold, silver, platinum, copper, brass, iron, steel, ceramics, aluminium, bronze and pewter.


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Description Price Abrasive Material Sandpaper Type Grit Size Grade Sheet Size Length Width Number of Sheets per Pack Model Series
RS Stock No. 188-3389
BrandRS PRO
£0.954
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Synthetic Fibre Abrasive Sheets - Fine - 230mm 150mm 3 - -
RS Stock No. 183-0960
BrandRS PRO
£5.53
1 Set
Set(s)
- Sanding Block P100, P240, P400, P60, P600, P1000 Medium - 80mm 30mm 20 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3428
BrandRS PRO
£0.35
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P2000 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3406
BrandRS PRO
£15.60
Each
Units
- Sandpaper Roll P80 - - 50m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3417
BrandRS PRO
£0.954
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Synthetic Fibre Abrasive Sheets - Coarse - 230mm 150mm 10 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3408
BrandRS PRO
£15.60
Each
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- Sandpaper Roll P150 - - 50m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3419
BrandRS PRO
£0.35
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P240 Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3413
BrandRS PRO
£0.462
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Aluminium Oxide Sanding Sheet P80 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3388
BrandRS PRO
£15.60
Each
Units
- Sandpaper Roll P60 - - 50m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 183-0959
BrandRS PRO
£5.53
1 Set
Set(s)
- Sanding Block P100, P240, P400, P60, P600, P1000 Medium - 90mm 19mm 20 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3427
BrandRS PRO
£0.35
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P1500 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3405
BrandRS PRO
£15.60
Each
Units
- Sandpaper Roll P40 - - 50m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3412
BrandRS PRO
£0.462
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Aluminium Oxide Sanding Sheet P60 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3411
BrandRS PRO
£0.462
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Aluminium Oxide Sanding Sheet P40 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 188-3410
BrandRS PRO
£15.60
Each
Units
- Sandpaper Roll P240 - - 50m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 251-0919
Mfr. Part No.100LGY
Brand3M
£24.60
1 Box of 10
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide Abrasive Sheets - Medium - 300mm 115mm 10 - -
RS Stock No. 779-087
Mfr. Part No.63642535107
BrandNorton
£18.04
1 Lot of 1
Lot(s)
Silicon Carbide Sanding Sheet P120, P240, P400, P80, P800 Medium 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 692-312
Mfr. Part No.63642531811
BrandNorton
£14.66
1 Box of 25 Metre(s)
Box(es)
- Sandpaper Roll P120 Fine - 25m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 690-669
Mfr. Part No.63642531820
BrandNorton
£15.79
1 Box of 25 Metre(s)
Box(es)
- Sandpaper Roll P80 Medium - 25m 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 153-381
Mfr. Part No.CF-SR 07904
Brand3M
£34.41
Each
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- Abrasive Hand Pad - - - - - - - -
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