NT-Dresser: Sanding Plates
NT-Dresser - sanding plates with exchangeable plates
This sanding system consists of plastic handles in several different shapes, that cut with replaceable abrasive metal plates. These sharpening files are extremely comfortable and handy to use. The sanding surface of the metal plates has a long service life, and cut very well over that life. The Japanese manufacturer rates the grain size at between 280 - 400, medium, under the Japanese standard. This corresponds to about 240 under the European standards. But because the tool is a metal plate and not sandpaper, the number is only an approximation to give an idea what one can expect.
These sanding files are very versatile in application. They are suitable, for example, for smoothing plastics, and are also very good for finishing wood surfaces. The round forms are particularly suitable for finishing grooves and contours by in wood and plastic.
NT-Dresser Sanding Plate flat trapezoid 83 x 28 x 7 mm
Replacement Sanding Plate flat trapezoid 83 x 28 x 7 mm
NT-Dresser Sanding Plate flat rectangular 152 x 24 mm
Replacement Sanding Plate flat rectangular 152 x 24 mm
NT-Dresser Sanding Plate flat rectangular 152 x 51 mm
Replacement Sanding Plate flat rectangular 152 x 51 mm
NT-Dresser Sanding Plate round rectangular 85 x 8.5 mm Radius 5 mm
Replacement Sanding Plate round rectangular 85 x 8.5 mm Radius 5 mm
NT-Dresser Sanding Plate round trapezoid 85 x 25 mm Radius 1.5 mm to 12.5 mm
Replacement Sanding Plate round trapezoid 85 x 25 mm Radius 1.5 mm to 12.5 mm
NT-Dresser Sanding Plate round rectangular 85 x 24 mm Radius 12.5 mm
Replacement Sanding Plate round rectangular 85 x 24 mm Radius 12.5 mm
NT Paper Dresser Sanding Plate rectangular 80 x 54 mm
This plate has nothing to do with paper. The manufacturer used the name to call attention to the fact that the stainless steel abrasive plates are as thin as a piece of paper. These small sanding plates are finer than the Standard NT-Dresser we carry above on this page. They are made in Japan and under the Japanese standard they have a grain size of between 400 and 600 and so are considered a "fine" abrasive. This would place them at about 400 under the European standard. But as they are not really a grit abrasive, but rather made entirely of steel more like a file, one can speak only very generally of "grain" with this product. A piece of double-sided tape is included in the package and is used to mount the plate to just about any material one would use as a sanding block. The sheets can also be cut into strips with appropriate scissors so you can make neat little sanding blocks in any form you like.
Enlarged picture of the plate
Material thickness, 0.2 mm with double-sided adhesive tape, 0.5 mm
There are a number of ways to use this remarkable sanding plate! Here are a few examples.
The plates can be cut with scissors to any desired shape or size.
They can be glued to a flat sanding block, or one rounded to almost any desired radius.
The plates are very well adapted to the finest work in model building.
They are also perfect for manicures.