Abrasive Systems for Random Orbital Sanding

  • Random orbital sanding is all about putting together the optimal system. For top performance, it’s essential to choose the right sanding disc, match it with the correct backup pad, and combine them with a high-quality compatible sander. 3M offers everything you need to assemble your random orbital sanding system, with the expert product and application support to help boost your part quality, efficiency and throughput.


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3M™ Random Orbital Sanders

Our pneumatic sanders come with a range of options to fit your specific needs.

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Sanding Disc Backup Pads

Our wide selection of sanding disc backup pads ensures you’ll find the right one for your application.

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Sanding Discs

3M offers Sanding Discs for top performance on metal, gelcoat, composite and more.

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Build your random orbital sanding system.

Browse our featured abrasives, grinders and discs pads below to find the right combination for your shop.

Choose your sanding disc backing type.

Building the ideal random orbital sanding system starts with selecting the right sanding disc. 3M sanding discs come in your choice of backing: film, paper and cloth, with Hookit™ and Stikit™ options to adhere the disc to your backup pad. Learn about the features of each backing type and see our recommended products in each category.


Featured Film-Backed Sanding Discs

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Film backings are best for achieving a uniform, consistent finish. Sanding discs with film backings offer good tear resistance and durability, with a longer life than paper sanding discs. Choose a film-backed disc for sanding aluminum, paint, primer, gelcoat, wood and solid surfaces.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Film Disc 775L
    3M™ Cubitron™ II Film Disc 775L

    Premium sanding disc featuring 3M Precision-Shaped Grain, in grades 80+ to 400+.

  • 3M™ Film Disc 375L
    3M™ Film Disc 375L

    Aluminum oxide mineral comes in a wide range of grades, from 60 to P1500.

  • 3M™ Film Disc 360L
    3M™ Film Disc 360L

    This aluminum oxide sanding disc is designed for finishing applications, with grades ranging from P220 to P1000.


Featured Paper-Backed Sanding Discs

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Paper is the most common and versatile sanding disc backing type. These multi-purpose discs offer good flexibility in sanding applications ranging from light sanding to heavy stock removal.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Paper Disc 732U
    3M™ Cubitron™ II Paper Disc 732U

    Premium C-weight paper sanding disc featuring 3M Precision-Shaped Grain, in grades 80+ to 220+.

  • 3M™ Paper Disc 236U
    3M™ Paper Disc 236U

    General-purpose C-weight paper sanding disc made with aluminum oxide mineral, in grades P80 to P500.

  • 3M™ Paper Disc 216U
    3M™ Paper Disc 216U

    This A-weight aluminum oxide paper sanding disc is offered in a wide grade range, from P80 to P800.


Featured Cloth-Backed Sanding Discs

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Sanding discs with a cloth backing are best for coarse grade sanding and heavy stock removal on stainless steel, mild steel and wood. These random orbital sanding discs offer excellent tear resistance and excellent durability.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Disc 784F
    3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Disc 784F

    Premium cloth sanding disc with a YF-weight backing in coarse grades and XF-weight backing in finer grades.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Disc 947A
    3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Disc 947A

    Premium X-weight cloth sanding disc with 3M Precision-Shaped Grain, available in grades 40+ to 120+.

  • 3M™ Cloth Disc 202DZ
    3M™ Cloth Disc 202DZ

    J-weight cloth sanding disc with an anti-static coating and aluminum oxide mineral. Grades 80 to P220.


Featured Sanding Disc Pads

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We offer random orbital sander disc pads for every step in your sanding process — including clean sand disc pads options. Choose from Hookit™ pads with a hook-and-loop face or Stikit™ pads designed for use with adhesive-backed discs.

  • Low-profile Disc Pads
    Low-profile Disc Pads

    Disc pads designed for applications focused on stock removal.

  • Standard Disc Pads
    Standard Disc Pads

    General-purpose disc pads for a range of sanding applications.

  • Low-profile Finishing Disc Pads
    Low-profile Finishing Disc Pads

    Softer, more conformable disc pads designed to help you achieve a finer finish.


Featured Random Orbital Sanders

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We offer random orbital sander disc pads for every step in your sanding process — including clean sand disc pads options. Choose from Hookit™ pads with a hook-and-loop face or Stikit™ pads designed for use with adhesive-backed discs.

  • 3M™ Elite Non-Vacuum Random Orbital Sanders
    3M™ Elite Non-Vacuum Random Orbital Sanders

    For work environments where dust extraction is not required.

  • 3M™ Elite Central-Vacuum-Ready Random Orbital Sanders
    3M™ Elite Central-Vacuum-Ready Random Orbital Sanders

    Attaches to existing central vacuum systems for dust extraction.

  • 3M™ Elite Self-Generated Vacuum Random Orbital Sanders
    3M™ Elite Self-Generated Vacuum Random Orbital Sanders

    Featuring 3M patented Clean Sanding System and 3M Filter Bag.

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3M abrasives experts are available to help you build the ideal random orbital sanding system for your operation. Whether you’re curious about 3M sanding discs for your existing system, or want to take advantage of our complete system solutions, fill out our contact form or start a live chat to get started.

If you would like to speak to us about product and technical support questions, please call 1‐866‐279‐1235.

3M abrasives experts are available to help you build the ideal random orbital sanding system for your operation. Whether you’re curious about 3M sanding discs for your existing system, or want to take advantage of our complete system solutions, fill out our contact form or start a live chat to get started.

If you would like to speak to us about product and technical support questions, please call 1‐866‐279‐1235.


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