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Tool Review
4-grit Block Sander
Sander
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
KitMaker Network

Introduction
This review tries the Wilder Sander TS 01 with four grades of sandpaper, from coarse (no. 3) to very fine (no. 0).

WILDER
Formed in 2011, Wilder Products produces effective finishing products and accessories for constructing, painting and weathering all types of scale replicas and dioramas. Wilder's website has videos and links to demonstrations and how-to articles.

INTRODUCTION
Recently I received a package from the Airbrush Company Ltd with a selection of offerings by Wilder Products. This review is of their block sanding tool with four grades of grit.

Sander TS 01
Sander TS 01 is packaged in a blister pack backed with an eye catching blue, yellow and black flat flat card. The tool is a rectangle of firm foam with sandpapers affixed to each side.

This sander is light and small and fits well in my hand. With a foam base the tool has a reasonable amount of elasticity for conforming around curves. The four grits did their job well on the model parts I tried them on. To remove a burr from the rear rim of a German helmet I employed the two finest sides. It removed the blemish and left the burr area much smoother - almost slippery - than the rest of the helmet. It also worked well on a wood model.

The refuse washed off easily from the sander.

Because the edges of each grade of sandpaper does not abutt the other, there is a channel between them. This makes the tool less than ideal for small concave areas.

Conclusion
Wilder's 4-sided sander is a useful tool. One does not have to scrounge through the tool box to find a selection of grits as they are all on one tool. The tool fits well in my hand. Unlike a metal file the foam core allows some give when sanding.

It is bulkier than sheets of sandpaper or sanding sticks and thus may not fit well inside smaller tool boxes.

I can recommend this tool as a compact and unified sander for modelers.

We thank Airbrushes.com for providing this tool for review. Please tell retailers and vendors that you saw this sander here - on KitMaker.





SUMMARY
Highs: One does not have to scrounge through the tool box to find a selection of grits as they are all on one tool. The tool fits well in my hand.
Lows: It is bulkier than sheets of sandpaper or sanding sticks and thus may not fit well inside smaller tool boxes.
Verdict: Wilder's 4-sided sander is a compact and unified useful tool.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: TS 01
  Suggested Retail: $5.00, 2.99
  Related Link: Wilder Site
  PUBLISHED: Jul 31, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 94.00%

Our Thanks to Airbrushes.com!
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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