What does PSA mean in abrasives?

These are abrasive sanding discs that are meant to be conveniently attached to your sanding machine by way of a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, aka PSA.

When was sandpaper first used?

13th century
First used by the Chinese as early as the 13th century, sandpaper has evolved from an amalgam of crushed seashells bonded to parchment paper into “a highly sophisticated process,” notes C&EN associate editor Linda Wang.

What is P120 sandpaper used for?

P120 Sandpaper – Any wood that was too soft for P80 will start the latter at P120. We generally use this grit when first smoothing pine, redwood, & cedar. Lastly, enamel paints and polyurethane don’t require the wood to be sanded beyond P120.

What are the 3 grades of sandpaper?

Coarse grits are typically in the 40- to 50-grit range. Medium sandpaper, ranging from 60- to 100-grit, accommodates some final shaping. Primary sanding of rough wood and the removal of planning marks on wood is often best done with medium-grit sandpaper. Fine sandpapers range from 120- to 220-grit.

What is PSA sandpaper?

PSA sanding discs—or pressure-sensitive adhesive sanding discs—are popular for several reasons. They can be placed on a hard disc on a sander, so that they are completely flat. As a result, they are great for creating very even finishes.

What is PSA pad?

PSA backing pads, thicker foam vinyl face backing pads. Backing pads with holes and channel have a circular channel or recess, that allows you to apply a disc to the pad without aligning holes.

How was wood sanded before sandpaper?

Prior to its introduction, woodworkers relied on chiefly on skill with a plane and scraper to produce a smooth, flat surface. When abrasives were needed, natural alternatives were available, such as cattails (used by turners), fine sand, and rottenstone (a soft, decomposed limestone).

Who invented sanding?

Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Francis G. Okie, who invented a sandpaper to replace the razor, died Monday at his home on Peninsula Road, Dellwood, Minn. He was 95 years old.

What is P40 sandpaper used for?

P40-P50 Coarse Sandpaper This sandpaper choice is used for quick removal of material such as paint or wood and is extremely rough.

What is the strongest sandpaper?

The lower the number, the more coarse the grit. Sandpapers are commonly graded as coarse (40 to 60 grit), Medium (80 to 120), Fine (150 to 180), Very Fine (220 to 240), Extra Fine (280 to 320) and Super Fine (360 and above).

What is PSA roll?

The Mirka Basecut 4-1/2” x 30′ PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) Sandpaper Roll is an economical, high-efficiency choice sanding paper. Basecut features semi-open aluminum oxide coating designed to prevent clogging and pill forming which helps achieve an optimal sanding result.

How did poster PSA messaging change during World War II?

By the time we entered World War II, poster PSA messaging shifted toward how you, as a non-enlisted citizen, could help the country and your community.

How many rationing boards were there in WW2?

Across the country 8000 rationing boards were created to administer these restrictions. A wartime edition of the American Woman’s Cook Book contained revised recipes and gave advice on dealing with food shortages.

Why did rationing happen in WW2?

All these things were rationed, which meant you were only allowed to buy a small amount (even if you could afford more). The government introduced rationing because certain things were in short supply during the war, and rationing was the only way to make sure everyone got their fair share.

Why do PSA posters exist?

Now, this is just a small snapshot of the history of PSA posters in the United States, with a few images from Europe. But PSAs exist in all countries, as the need to disseminate information about public health and safety quickly and efficiently is universal.