Three elements make up the Buffy Pad System.
The 5” non-woven Buffy Pad is pressed and twisted into the Grabber Pad (and then pressed into it again and reverse twisted, for solid holding power).
The Grabber Pad protects the much more expensive Backer Pad from damage. The Backer Pad screws onto the 5/8” X 11” grinder/polisher arbor. Buffies are excellent for de-felting and removing loosely-held, weathered coatings, as well as bare, weathered wood. They are gentler than Osborn™ Brushes and they better preserve such fine log details as draw-knife ridges, and are used effectively on interior & exterior surface.
If used for an entire log home, it can take 100 to 200 Pads per average-sized home. Buffies work best to reduce cob-blasting texture - without removing all of the valuable stainholding
roughness. They leave little or no swirls in the wood and work much faster than random orbital sanders. Great on most hand-rail spindles and on most flat surfaces (as well as round)! The only drawback is that they do not impart significant texture to the wood all by themselves.
The Buffy Pad System (5 inch pads):
Buffy Pads should NOT be run at speeds higher than 4,000 rpm!
Be sure to wear proper eye, respiratory and hand protection.
Buffy Pad (30 pads per bag)
The non-woven fabric pad that is pressed into the black plastic “T” hooks of the Grabber Pad - and twisted both ways to engage both legs of the hooks.
Grabber Pad (10 pads per bag)
This pad holds the Buffies and protects the expensive Backer Pad. Grabber Pads are used up at the rate of about 1 per every 10-20 Buffy Pads.
Backer Pad (1 each per bag)
This pad attaches to the 5/8 inch x 11 arbor (i.e., threaded end of the attachment shaft) of grinders and sanders, and holds the Grabber Pad. The rubber, tapered face allows the system to easily follow the contours of irregular wood surfaces.