StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive

StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive

StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive 4" x 2.75" - Set of 2

4" x 2.75" - Set of 2

Item # 1952
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$15.98

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StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive 1" Round - Set of 2

1" Round - Set of 2

Item # 1956
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$3.38

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StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive, Combo Set of 4

Combo Set of 4

Item # 1974
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List Price $19.36
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StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive

About This Item

The original Sandvik Sharkskin hasn't been available in years. All of us covet the little scraps we have, and it's not uncommon to hear luthiers reminisce about using the stuff. After years of development, we have come up with a version that we think is equal to or better than the original!

Often called a "sandplate", these metal sanding sheets have extremely sharp teeth and are something between a file and a coarse riffler—fast wood removal without any deep scratches. This new Sharkskin is even better than the original because it's thinner (.014"), and easy to bend (only slightly stiffer than a playing card). The best part is, no sharks were harmed during the making of this product.

Approximately 400-grit, the StewMac Sharkskin can be bent, folded and cut into custom shapes and sizes for all kinds of guitar work:

  • Clean out old glue on a loose brace, just slide a slice of Sharkskin between the top and brace and sand away
  • Fold Sharkskin to create an angle for removing dried glue squeeze out in tight corners
  • Bend curves into Sharkskin for neck and heel profiling

1" Round Sharkskin was made at Dan Erlewine's special request. Dan uses Sharkskin and repair magnets to sand the hard to reach interiors of acoustic repairs. Just attach the 1" round Sharkskin to the magnet with double-stick tape. That magnet sands the inside, while a magnet controls it on the outside. It's easier to clean up dried glue without his arm jammed in the soundhole.


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I was expecting more

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I didn't think it cut as good as regular sand paper. I will not buy it again. It may have a use but I haven't found it

Response from StewMac


Hi Steve,
Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that our StewMac Sharkskin Abrasive didn't meet your expectations. If you are not satisfied with a product, you are welcome to return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

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Like it!

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Like it.

5.0

Sharkskin will be one of the most used things in your shop!

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In my shop we use this abrasive for so many purposes it would be impossible to list them all. It’s flexible, it’s easy to unload, it cuts fast and it’s so tough it’ll outlast every other abrasive combined! We use it on everything from guitars to piano refinishing it’s the best thing I’ve ever found!

5.0

Precise cleanup

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Verified Buyer


For cleaning up/leveling freshly repaired bridge plates the 1" round Sharkskin on a repair magnet works great. Holds up much better than other abrasives I've used, and doesn't load up. A specialized application for those who want to do really clean, tight work.

5.0

Resurrection

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Verified Buyer


Thank you! I was reluctant to use the pieces I had from the 60s and 70s. they are so excellent for detail shaping. the new pieces are actually finer and more desireable than my older pieces. I will most likely order more in the near future as insurance against another production gap. What other piece of abrasive would you subject to filling with shellac or lacquer and then toss it into solvent to make it as good as new?

2.0

Works well but for the price...

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Impulse buy on my part. It works well but I don’t see much difference between sandpaper. Spent 15$ for very little product - could have bought a pack of 80 grit with the same results.

5.0

An essential tool for tight work!

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An excellent sanding option!

5.0

Sharkskin

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Awesome material for reshaping and contouring necks!!

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sharkskin

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