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Rockler Contour Sanding Grips

Ideal for sanding both inside and outside curves on moldings, dowels, edging, fluting and more.
Item #
54412
Rating:
96% of 100

Our double-ended contour sanding blocks make it easy to sand both concave and convex shapes without distorting or diminishing the crispness of the profile. Each Sanding Grip has a convex profile on one end and a concave profile on the opposite end. The two ends are connected by a narrow flexible section that provides a comfortable grip, and can also be used for sanding. Made from a flexible rubber that adapts to minor variations in diameter. Grippy texture prevents abrasive slipping and hand fatigue. Set includes a total of six blocks with the following inside/outside diameters: 1/4'', 3/8'', 1/2'', 5/8'', 3/4'' and 7/8''. Diameters are molded into the rubber for easy selection.

(1) 1/4'' Contour Sanding Grip
(1) 3/8'' Contour Sanding Grip
(1) 1/2'' Contour Sanding Grip
(1) 5/8'' Contour Sanding Grip
(1) 3/4'' Contour Sanding Grip
(1) 7/8'' Contour Sanding Grip
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.5000
Tech Spec
  • Inside/Outside Diameters: 1/4'', 3/8'', 1/2'', 5/8'', 3/4'' and 7/8''
  • Material: NBR Rubber
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Sanding Grips
These are the best idea for hand sanding. I've always improvised with wooden dowels and odd chunks of wood to get the job done. Now I can sand most shapes with the right size sanding block. I think every avid woodworker should add these to their collection.
October 19, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
sand your moldings
essential to get into all the different size moldings. I use to use different size dowel, but it was difficult to hold. With the addition of the grip area make sanding easier. Sanding your end grain and moldings produce a more consistent staining.
These were essential when it came to sanding the roman ogee and the cove moldings on all my projects
These were essential when it came to sanding the roman ogee and the cove moldings on all my projects
October 17, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I was a little unsure about the purchase a first. But after first use of product I fell in love. I only wished I had these things for the first 500 ft. Of baseboards.
October 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Many different profiles for just about any curve
October 6, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Contour Sanding Grips
Works great for those hard to reach areas.
October 4, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent gets the job done right.
John Carlos tribute piece.
A medallion made for Kings.
Special order for a friend.
October 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Contour grips
Contour grips worked great. Used them for rounding and
Tight inside corner.
October 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Contour Sanding
Works well for my project of making wood handles
October 1, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy way to sand rounded and hollow door trim profiles
Bought these to use when sanding my doors and windows before painting. They sure make it easier to sand all those different profiles around the door panels
September 30, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent tool. Easily and consistently reach out to any moldings.
September 28, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
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refinishing project
Robert H on Oct 21, 2019
Looks to give good options for challenging contours. Will use mostly for refinishing refurbishing.
David H on Sep 23, 2019
refinishing project
Robert H on Oct 21, 2019
I do lots of details and contours. These should make sanding them much easier.
Bill W on Oct 19, 2019
Looks to give good options for challenging contours. Will use mostly for refinishing refurbishing.
David H on Sep 23, 2019
Sanding convenience
Daniel S on Sep 22, 2019
never have used this item. looks like they will do what they are intended for plus save the fingertips from painful splinters.
terry on Sep 10, 2019
Thought I would give them a try.
Jeffrey B on Sep 9, 2019
Need them
Joe D on Sep 8, 2019
Can definitely use these all the time.
Randolph C on Sep 8, 2019
To see how they work
John F on Sep 7, 2019
WHY NOT!
Richard R on Sep 4, 2019
Tired of working fingers raw sanding molding and other contoured edges
Alexander B. on Aug 31, 2019
I restore furniture that has fluting. This I hope will help.
Michael M on Aug 30, 2019
Two words: tambour doors!
DONALD N on Aug 29, 2019
Working to restore an old dresser with a lot of scroll work
Steven A on Aug 16, 2019
needed for refinishing furniture
todd m on Aug 15, 2019
need this
John T on Aug 4, 2019
Redoing a high chair
kevin on Aug 3, 2019
Redoing an old oak chest with a lot of round overs .
Tom P on Jul 22, 2019
Need to refinish old cabinet with lots of groves and contours.
ELIZABETH F on Jun 22, 2019
Seen Jat Bates using them and decided to try them.
Frederick H on Jun 19, 2019
To make your FINAL sanding look special. You have to have Some of these contour sandings one will fit your need. If you will just try these grips just once you're caught, you will use them forever.
Arthur A on May 21, 2019
need to try it out
Bruce P on May 18, 2019
great for sanding after carving
Robert M on May 17, 2019
Variety of contour sizes in a single set, and on sale.
James W on May 16, 2019
Reviews
Paul Y W on May 6, 2019
I always have a hard time bending sandpaper to fit to get into different grooves and countours. This product looks like it is going to solve my problem and may also reduce the strain on my hands and fingers.
Miguel R on May 6, 2019
To help my fingers and hands grip.
Andrea S on May 5, 2019
Tools to help during sanding are invaluable!
Grady on May 5, 2019
Looks handy
Donald D on Apr 30, 2019
Future jobs
Ron H on Apr 29, 2019
Make work easier
Wendy W on Apr 22, 2019
I need to bullnose a 1/4 " piece of plexiglass. Wish me luck !
Laura P on Apr 21, 2019
Help keep my fingers out of the way.
Greg D on Mar 9, 2019
Restoration of a 104 year old craftsman home... these work great for refinishing the trim.
Rob S on Mar 3, 2019
Looking for something to help with sanding
Robert M on Feb 21, 2019
needed for a small project with contours
Charles D on Feb 20, 2019
I restore old wood in old houses. This looks like just what I need to help with detail work.
Jason C on Feb 18, 2019
Tired of digging through my scrap bucket to find an appropriate sanding block.
Robert B on Feb 17, 2019
Specific sanding needs and on sale
henry g on Feb 16, 2019
Waited for it to go on sale
Cody M on Feb 13, 2019
sanding furniture
William H on Feb 9, 2019
Sand plaques
John W on Feb 9, 2019
Always wanted to try store-bought grips
Gene D on Feb 4, 2019
sand contours
George T on Feb 3, 2019
Unique design tool....
Rich P on Jan 28, 2019
They work great for sanding different shapes of trim
Kenny on Jan 19, 2019
Perfect for upcoming projects!
Mike F on Jan 18, 2019
Need for sanding small crafts.
Stephen M on Jan 16, 2019
I am refinishing my oak trim. There are some curves in it.
Stacey Calhoun Bey E on Jan 16, 2019
To save my fingers from sanding all the contours in the moulding.
Samuel K on Jan 13, 2019
I do lots of details and contours. These should make sanding them much easier.
Bill W on Oct 19, 2019
Sanding convenience
Daniel S on Sep 22, 2019
Do you carry a flat sanding grip?. I know you did in the past. What you show are all contoured.
Mudd S on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 57874
How long are they?
Jeff on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The length is 2 3/4" long.
Are these reusable? In other words, they're expensive for using on just one project.
Starwyn S on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are reusable. They're rubber and you wrap sandpaper around them. I really like these in particular as they have two profiles on each blank. Often I am able to sand the mating sides with only one pad that way.
Is that 9.99 for one piece or one set?
Mike L on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You get the set for that price. I use my set frequently. E.g., I build cedar soap dishes with multiple grooves. The sanding grips easily handle the variety of surfaces.
The reason I buy Rockler's red sanding blocks is that they don't leave black marks. These sanding grips appear to be black; do they ever leave black marks on painted surfaces? I want to use them to sand prior to and after priming and painting coats.
J C on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There should be no reason to have the contour sanding grips come in actual contact with the piece you are sanding, the sandpaper covers the grip when using, whether sanded with the rounded edge or the convex profile opposite the rounded edge. I personally use the for pieces that I have routed i.e. Mouldings for various projects.
Based on the reviews it seems these work. However, I have a question. Are the sizes listed exact? If they are, wouldn't wrapping a piece of sandpaper around it make the diameter larger, or smaller depending on which edge you are using? For example, if I have a 1/2" cove and wrap the sandpaper over the convex end of the 1/2" grip will sanding enlarge the cover to over 1/2"? Currently I use a dowel that's less than 1/2".
Barry M on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you use the 3m sanding paper, it is so thin you won't notice. It also lasts longer than regular sanding paper.
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