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Mary Ann: Hi I’m Mary Ann and this is my brother Michael and we’re here to talk about sanding today in our tool triangle we are going to show you three different products with probably three different applications and a different price range for these products. The first thing we have is sand paper which is the less expensive of all the products, you know the different things that you are going to do if you just need something that’s real small and you are going to do something quick this is probably give a product for you but typically use this with a sanding block? Michael: Yes. Mary Ann: And you can put that around the sanding block like that and we have a little staple surface to work with. If not you can use like this and that’s bad things to your fingers and your fingernails and— Michael: Actually that here is use for that two, think of taking the sand paper and peeling that off in that strips and I’ve got something round I want to send and just varnish that around, so there is uses for that one. Mary Ann: There are uses for that one, okay then we have something that I really like to used. This is one of my favorite’s things. And the sanding sponges, and the sanding sponges come in the variety of colors and the colors are related to the coarseness. Michael: The points and so you can get in to corners. Mary Ann: So they even got shapes to them. What I really like about it for tow is with the sanding sponge unlike if you uses sand paper with the block. It’s so stiff and you if you really need to wrap around something this is I’m going to do that the sponge as well. Michael: The blocks will create fat spots. Mary Ann: Right. Michael: Where the foam will kind to cantor a little bit. Mary Ann: Which is neat, now while we did talk about is we have three different colors and the three different colors you can see really much up to have coarse there. This one has a lot of texture to it and that ones are a really coarse sponge. This middle one has a little less so that’s the medium and then this very yellow one is a very one in it and very has very little to it. Michael: To shrub it on your chicken you can— Mary Ann: Gives exfoliation a whole new meaning. But those three products either you can use them for just rub any application but Michael has the little more expensive tool but it’s got more speed. Michael: Little more expensive all over sander. Now, of course with this each one of this— that’s where your triangle kind to breaks down into a circle because each one this has special uses. Mary Ann: True. Michael: This one is for taking off material fast, this also with orbital feature to it will smooth and polish the area real nice. It’ will be a lot faster then your sanding block this is for smaller areas where you got slight contours not real round. Mary Ann: Right. Michael: And there with the sanding block and maybe on a surface is a little harder of course you couldn’t get out with the power tool so each one has its own use. Mary Ann: Okay and each of them like we’ve already talk about, you go from maybe a smaller process to a little faster process to a much better process but also depending on your product that your sanding you know you may have to choose which one is the right one but you also from the less to expensive to a little more expense not a lot to a little more expensive. But let’s take a look at using of three of these with some different ones. Michael: Yup, let’s do that. Mary Ann: Just is an example of how you can use these three products. We have something that we want to take off this board before we used it just a little bit it’s gone and it’s actually it’s might put print. But this pieces sand paper if you are going to try to use this— Michael: It’s like in the nail polish to scratch. Mary Ann: I know, will in normally what you do is like we talk about you would you know find the sanding block like this and it would be a little bit easier. But the sanding sponges on the other hand, that’s not bad. Michael: They don’t into bad. Mary Ann: No, and look at this it kicks a quit of dust where this I couldn’t’ even getting a pressure on it to really kick off any dust. So, it’s open. Michael: Yup, that’s pretty good. Mary Ann: Okay. Michael: Show me orbital. Mary Ann: You go ahead, you like to use that one I know you do. Michael: Oh that nice. Mary Ann: And it’s gone. Michael: Yeah. Mary Ann: Again, when we talk about the tool triangle you have your less expensive a little longer to use. Your medium point which is the sanding sponge and kind of be middle of the road and your little more expensive but obviously new fastest way to get it done. Michael: I remember one last thing, safety glasses remember that one and dust mask. Dust mask when your sanding is really important.