Marking Sanding Discs
by Phil Colson
It used to be that when I purchased two and three inch sanding discs, I would write the grit size on the
velcro with a marker. It took a lot of time so I put my thinking cap on to try to find a faster way.
I came up with a color coding system using colored markers. 80 grit is Red, 120 grit is Blue, 150 grit is Green, 220 grit
Yellow, and 320 grit is Black. I put a chart on my lathe to remind me of what color goes with what grit.
I'm an old guy. One mark on the velcro and I'm done.
It works for me.
Phil can be reached directly via email at
The Highland Woodturner