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Rubber Sanding Block

Classic quarter sheet sanding block, comfortable in your hand for general or detail sanding.
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94% of 100

5" long pliable rubber sanding block securely holds sandpaper during wet or dry sanding. When sanding, use a back and forth motion to avoid tearing of the paper. Takes 2-5/8" x 9" sandpaper. Yields four strips from a standard size 9" x 11" piece of sandpaper.

(1) Rubber Sanding Block
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 85-723C
Weight 0.8000
Tech Spec
  • Length: 5"
Discountable Yes
4.7 / 5.0
57 Reviews
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Rubber Sanding Pad
Like this item for the flexibility for installing sand paper.
December 18, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great holds paper ok
November 21, 2019
over 2 years ago
Better than my old one
I had an old one but bought this so I could have different grit papers and this one is definitely better.
May 16, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Purchase more than one!!!
Without a doubt, this is the best sanding block you can purchase. I had a similar one that I used for 30 years. When that one retired, I didn't think I would ever find a good replacement. I did with this one and bought two. The design is simple and solid. There are a few things that don't need improved on and this is one fine example!!!
April 3, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product. I didn't know if it was still available
Compared to any other sanding block, this one is premium. I used this style block, purchased from Rockler, for over 30 years and it never cracked or wore out. It remained flexible, which no other block can claim, and easy to insert sandpaper. Other rubber blocks are so hard to insert paper that they are just junk. The only reason I bought a new block is because my old one disappeared.
December 26, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
So useful...
Maybe it is just me, but it is hard to find this product, a good rubber sanding block. OK, I am in my 60's and as long as I can remember, this was what a sanding block was. It was soft, flexible, took a quarter of a sheet of sand paper, was easy on the hand and durable. This sanding block seems every bit as good as any I have known and that can be hard to say about tools these days. Enjoy.
December 22, 2018
1 year ago
Solid performer
Solid and hefty. Works as you’d want and expect.
November 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
soft rubber
The rubber is soft enough to allow sandpaper to be easily changed. Unlike some of my other units from elsewhere.
September 13, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
very useful and conserves sandpaper
The block provides a better way to sand and conserves sand paper. I use two blocks, one for coarse and another for fine to avoid changing paper.
August 13, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
When you need one you need one!
This block is easy to load and easy to use. Comfortable to hold and the keep the surface your sanding flat, but hey have a little flexibility if the piece has any kind of slight slope that block can follow it and keep it smooth.
August 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have used them in the past, and I like them.
MARK H on Feb 16, 2020
I need a sanding block.
Val H on Dec 24, 2019
I have used them in the past, and I like them.
MARK H on Feb 16, 2020
I just needed one and this was the right price.
Mikel V on Feb 12, 2020
I need a sanding block.
Val H on Dec 24, 2019
I've been using rubber blocks like this one for a long time. I like the pliability f this rubber.
Neil Foster D on Nov 25, 2019
Better than the more rigid ones for installing the sand paper.
Jerry S on Nov 19, 2019
My sanding block is wore out & I need a new one. I pretty much hand sand all my work & don't really use power Sanders unless I have.
A D on Nov 16, 2019
Good reviews and needed one
Travis A on Nov 1, 2019
to get free shipping
Russell B on Oct 24, 2019
they do the job effectively
Clark L on Feb 18, 2019
Great Product. Had one for 15 years until someone stole it from me.
Thomas Giacalone G on Feb 17, 2019
Because one review said that his lasted 30 years before he lost it.
Thomas Dawson U on Jan 17, 2019
Hand sand a lot
Ron H on Dec 18, 2018
Replace old-broken one.
George C on Dec 9, 2018
to replace my old one
Daniel S on Nov 18, 2018
So I could sand like a pro!
Gary S on Nov 6, 2018
I lost my old one
George W on Sep 14, 2018
My old one lost its teeth, (the nail spikes the grip the paper).
Jay R on Aug 1, 2018
Flexible rubber, better that stiff plastic ones.
robert w on Jul 22, 2018
used before and like the feel and ease of use
Gerald I on Jul 6, 2018
Like the description and I have a different model sandpaper doesn’t stay in
Kathleen G on Jul 1, 2018
Thought I would give it a try.
David M on May 18, 2018
Had one for ten years and loved it!
James C on Apr 18, 2018
for flat sanding
frances s on Apr 6, 2018
Nice to have a couple around for final hand sanding. One each for two fine grits so as to not have to keep changing paper
Steve on Apr 6, 2018
Need this.
Holt on Dec 27, 2017
Finishing cabinets
Ralph J on Nov 2, 2017
Tired to using wood block.
Herb S on Oct 28, 2017
I like this type of sanding block.
Joseph H on Sep 16, 2017
Why not? All the glowing reviews and I've yet to really find a comfortable sanding block that effectively holds sandpaper.
William G on May 21, 2017
Because they are great blocks. Used them before.
John F on May 16, 2017
Debbie M on May 12, 2017
Works great for those quick touch ups. A lot better than the other knock-off's that are stiff o work with. This one is a lot easier to load the sandpaper onto. I have several, one for each grit I commonly use. They are inexpensive enough to do that.
Gary L on Mar 25, 2017
Couldn't find an item like this locally.
Richard A. K on Mar 17, 2017
I wanted extra sanding blocks in order to have them preloaded with different grits to save time, instead of taking off one grit when wanting to switch to another. I write with a big black felt tip pen, what grit is on the block so I can see at a glance. Great system for marine varnish projects.
Roger M on Feb 20, 2017
reminds me of one I had years ago
Pete S on Feb 12, 2017
This sanding block is curved so it is easier to hold while sanding compared to a home made piece of wood. Also the grooves on the end have pins to hold the sandpaper in place.
Eric S on Feb 1, 2017
Needed more hand sanding blocks and it matches the one I got 55 years ago from my Dad.
Peter on Jan 26, 2017
Old fashion sanding block, grew up with dads just like this and wanted one of my own
Jason M on Jan 23, 2017
Red doesn't make marks on wood
Dave on Jan 5, 2017
I lost one I had years ago and wanted to replace it. It makes sanding easy to perform on flat surfaces. The rounded top provides a nice grip.
JBTCS on Jan 2, 2017
best price I have found
Kevin M on Jan 1, 2017
Easy to use with stick on sanding pads as an already established flat plane.
Terez I on Jan 1, 2017
Shop work.
Larry B on Dec 29, 2016
I needed it
Dave on Dec 28, 2016
low cost and great reviews
Brendan S on Dec 28, 2016
i have had an old one for many years and find it quite useful and wanted another.
Dale M on Dec 24, 2016
Nothing beats a block sander for details
Lindy H on Dec 21, 2016
Wanted to have several on hand. Plus it's on sale
Lew C on Dec 19, 2016
Bargain bin. Replaces beat up 30 year old block
Warren G on Dec 17, 2016
amazing price you always need one around
Arthur D on Dec 17, 2016
I just needed one and this was the right price.
Mikel V on Feb 12, 2020
I've been using rubber blocks like this one for a long time. I like the pliability f this rubber.
Neil Foster D on Nov 25, 2019
How do you get the paper into the slot with the pins in the way?
Richard D on Apr 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Lift up the top piece, lay the paper in and press down. Do this first on one end and then on the other. Works great!
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