The performance of Scotch-Brite™ General Purpose Hand Pad 7447 is comparable to steel wool grade 1. However, unlike steel wool, our
Scotch-Brite™ pads won’t shred during use, rust after use, or create fine metal splinters. The nonwoven, open web material resists loading and can be used dry, with water or solvents, and rinsed clean for reuse. This multipurpose 6 x 9″ (15 x 23 cm) pad can be used by hand for precise control, with a hand pad block for uniform finishing, or on an in-line sander to cover large areas.
This maroon hand pad uses aluminum oxide abrasive. Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys.
Our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasive products are a unique surface conditioning product with abrasives incorporated into nonwoven nylon or other synthetic fibers. Combining abrasives into the fibers creates an abrasive system that delivers consistent results for the life of the product. The open web material is load resistant and keeps the abrasive minerals cutting at high performance by limiting clogging of the fibers.