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Are your sanding pads no longer sticking to your electric sander?

It can be extremely frustrating when your sanding pads fly off in the middle of a job but we’re here to tell you that it’s extremely easy to fix.

All you need to do is replace the original hook and loop on your sander with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape to ensure a more secure hold.

Read on or watch our video tutorial to find out what to do.

How to repair a worn-out sander

Start by removing the old hook sheet that’s attached to your electric sander. This will take some strength but it can be peeled off. If not, simply sand it down until you’re left with a smooth surface to work with.

Next, apply two new strips of VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape. Make sure you use the hook side of the tape (the scratchy side).

Now stick a new sanding pad to your sander.


Finally, drill dust holes into the new layer of VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape. You can do this while it’s stuck to your sander – just make sure the sander not plugged in.

And that’s it – your worn-out sander is repaired and ready for any DIY job that comes your way.


Stay on our blog for more DIY tips and tricks using VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape 

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