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Rockler Contour Sanding Grips

Ideal for sanding both inside and outside curves on moldings, dowels, edging, fluting and more.
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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
4.8 / 5.0
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Why weren't these invented a long time ago?
These are terrific - I bought a second set.
May 29, 2020
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Amazing sanding tools!
I’m refinishing a 1920’s dining table and was NOT looking forward to sanding the heavily turned legs. These were recommended and what an amazing help they were!

The staff has been so helpful as I navigate this daunting process- Great advise and guidance.
May 29, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for sanding those hard to reach areas
These contour sanding grips offer flexibility and versatility for sanding those concave recesses on molding and furniture. They offer great support and strength of grip and form. An excellent addition to any workshop,
May 24, 2020
2 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very versatile and very useful
May 22, 2020
2 months ago
Like the contour sanding grips
Just finished a built in set of shelves with lots of mounding. There curved sanding forms made it come out much better than I could have otherwise. Really recommend them
April 11, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I must say I'm really impressed how easy they were to use because they contour to the wood perfectly and the 3m sand paper is of course the best.
April 10, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool for wood work finishing
These work as advertised. With a little effort you can make the various radii work for sanding most contours
April 6, 2020
2 months ago
You need these
These have really helped in sanding moldings. Also, I'm refinishing a dining room set and these made it possible to get into the tight spaces around seat spindles.
April 1, 2020
8 months ago
Good investment
I bought these sanding blocks, worth every penny, they can mold to any kind of sanding profile
March 19, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
contour sanding blocks
Just what I was looking for. They're just grippy enough to hold paper, and they do have sizes (like radii) on them.
March 17, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Specialized sanding tasks.
WILLIAM M on Jun 1, 2020
Because I need them
Cirick on May 22, 2020
Specialized sanding tasks.
WILLIAM M on Jun 1, 2020
Hoping they are as useful and functional as they appear
MikeG on May 25, 2020
Because I need them
Cirick on May 22, 2020
I do a lot of furniture refinishing and it helps when getting in decorative work.
Brian M on May 12, 2020
Friend recommended
Gail R on May 11, 2020
I am replacing doors in the house and these will aid in sanding prior to finish.
Jim W on May 9, 2020
These little puppies can get into a lot of tricky places!
Jay D on May 8, 2020
I have a sanding project coming up and needed some contour pads to get the job done easier.
David S on May 6, 2020
general fine woodworking
David S on May 4, 2020
redoing a roll top desk
Erwin D on May 4, 2020
Looks like a great idea for getting a good smooth surface in some difficult to access places.
Stephen B on May 3, 2020
For sanding coves on turned and carved bowls and hollow forms.
SuperAndy on May 3, 2020
These tools really look handy.
Gue Su Chang X on May 2, 2020
i needed contoured grips to help me sand down the decorative fireplace surround so that i can paint it to match the baseboard trim.
Jonathan B on Apr 25, 2020
Sand contour places.
Justin R on Apr 21, 2020
anything to make sanding easier and quicker
Jim G on Apr 19, 2020
best thing I could find for my job.
HERBERT f on Apr 17, 2020
need for tight sanding areas
Mark V on Apr 15, 2020
I have a door to refinish
Gil W on Apr 15, 2020
Not sure need to tryout need to sanding profiled trim
Manuel on Apr 13, 2020
Much easier to sand with these
Patrick S on Apr 13, 2020
These tools make sanding much easier and faster with much better results. I can save time by using these when I am sanding, also.
Amir O on Apr 11, 2020
Probably for contour sanding...maybe as an ice scraper for my truck windows.
Stuart S on Apr 11, 2020
always wanted this capability for detail sanding
KENT C on Apr 10, 2020
I ordered these to sand grooves in wooden pumpkins I'm turning.
Barbara L on Apr 9, 2020
easier to get into grooved areas more consistently
james p on Apr 6, 2020
Good reviews and look like it will help with my trim refinish job
phillip p on Apr 1, 2020
Needed for current projects
Christine S on Mar 22, 2020
to sand cove moulding and other rounded shapes
Mark B on Mar 5, 2020
To help sand the edges of a raised panel door
Rhonda K on Mar 1, 2020
handy when sanding moldings
Thomas O on Feb 24, 2020
needed contour sanding grips
Simon S on Feb 24, 2020
Have been using these for years. Now have new improved design
Jeannette F on Feb 23, 2020
I needed it for turnings.
Carroll H on Feb 10, 2020
Round is the new square, and no-one miters anymore.
Sarah L on Feb 9, 2020
For detail sanding on small projects.
Steve Z on Feb 8, 2020
A special project they are needed for
Tom Watson on Feb 7, 2020
To sand cabinets
John R on Feb 6, 2020
Handy to have when sanding different profiles
Lawrence B on Feb 5, 2020
John on Feb 1, 2020
They help save the fingers in tight spots!
Rob on Dec 28, 2019
To make sanding inside and outside radius surfaces easier.
David K on Dec 27, 2019
can't wait to try on those hard to get into places
TOM on Dec 19, 2019
I do small projects..think they will be helpful..tks for the sale
john g on Dec 16, 2019
Enjoy refinishing and will come in handy for fine work sanding.
Joe on Dec 10, 2019
On my husbands Christmas list
Tina P on Dec 10, 2019
restoring an old lamp
Robert B on Dec 9, 2019
Endlessly sanding contours and it looks like they should make it easier to sand
Steven M on Dec 8, 2019
Seemed helpful
Kathryn L on Dec 4, 2019
Starting to make toys for tots
Paul B on Dec 3, 2019
Hoping they are as useful and functional as they appear
MikeG on May 25, 2020
I do a lot of furniture refinishing and it helps when getting in decorative work.
Brian M on May 12, 2020
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
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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