General purpose hand pad 7447 combines flexibility with effective cutting action and precise hand control to accomplish tough cleaning jobs or produce fine finishing results, use after use. Very fine grade aluminium oxide abrasives cut fast and fine, leaving a smooth, finished surface. Suitable for use on a wide variety of materials and for many different tasks. The performance of Scotch-Brite general purpose hand pad 7447 is comparable to steel wool grade 1. However, unlike steel wool, our Scotch-Brite pads won't shred during use, rust after use or create fine metal splinters. The non-woven, open-web material resists loading and can be used dry, with water or solvents and rinsed clean for reuse. This multipurpose 6 x 9 in pad can be used by hand for precise control, with a hand pad block for uniform finishing or on an in-line sander to cover large areas. This maroon hand pad uses aluminium oxide abrasive. Aluminium oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength and low heat retention, aluminium oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminium oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys. Our Scotch-Brite industrial abrasive products are a unique surface conditioning product with abrasives incorporated into non-woven nylon or other synthetic fibre's. Combining abrasives into the fibre's creates an abrasive system that delivers consistent results for the life of the product. The open-web material is load resistant and keeps the abrasive minerals cutting at high performance by limiting clogging of the fibre's.