What are Typical Uses (and suggested grit grades) for DuraGRIT Carbide Tools?

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By DuraGRIT Support

updated 11 months ago

To assist you with your selection of the appropriate carbide sanding product, note some sample uses based on grit grades:


46 grit:  (DB DuraDISC / LR Large Rotary Burrs / SR Small Rotary Burrs)

- rapid material removal of hard and soft wood

- grinding boat hulls for refinishing 

- removal of old, dried, non-sticky finishes such as flaky paint

- leveling of concrete patches in garage floor crack repair etc

- power carving & D.I.Y.  (small rotary burrs)


60 grit:  (DB DuraDISC / HT Hand Tool TruSander blocks / SR Small Rotary Burrs)

- rapid removal of wood prior to finishing with finer grades

- sanding composites and laminates

- refinishing cedar decks, docks, fences and decks

- smoothing saw cuts (on wood stock across grain without tearing) 

- rounding corners of boards (hard soft woods, particle board, MDF, laminates etc)

- smoothing, adjusting and rounding ceramic wall tiles for fitting of tile in awkward spaces

- power carving & D.I.Y.  (small rotary burrs)


80 grit:  (DB DuraDISC / HT Hand Tool TruSander blocks / SR Small Rotary Burrs)

- smoothing less rough wood surfaces 

- breaking sharp, sawn edges

- power carving & D.I.Y.  (small rotary burrs)

- natural step up in fine finish from 60 grit



120 grit: (HT Hand Tool TruSander blocks / HT Flat and Round & Square Files / SR Small Rotary Burrs)

- smoothing less rough wood surfaces 

- Bevel corners of melamine edging tape

- breaking sharp, sawn edges

- power carving & D.I.Y.  (SR small rotary burrs)

- natural step up in fine finish from 60 or 80 grit



150 grit:  (HT Hand Tool TruSander blocks / SR Small Rotary Burrs)

- smoothing less rough wood surfaces 

- breaking sharp, sawn edges

- power carving & D.I.Y.  (small rotary burrs)

- natural step up in fine finish from 80 or 120 grit


240 grit:  (SR Small Rotary Burrs)

- smoothing power carving details  (small rotary burrs)


DuraGRIT® Tools are coated with carbide grains that equate to the US Mesh system of measurement. 

Therefore a 60 grit DuraGRIT® tool is equivalent in grade to a 60 grit sandpaper product.  

European grading is slightly different but very similar. 

The good news is, when you start using your DuraGRIT® tool, it remains the same grade from start of the job to the finish of the job, leaving a consistent finish, unlike sandpaper products that wear quickly, degrade in grit grade and leave an inconsistent finish. 

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