How To – Original FPO

Whether you are a homeowner, a painter, a woodworking shop owner, a stone fabricator, or a professional auto body shop mechanic, Woodstock Hardware has the sanding, grinding, and polishing supplies you need, plus the technical expertise to help you successfully complete your project.


Remember,  all sanding, grinding and polishing jobs are not alike. The material being finished, the desired texture and appearance, and even the shape of the item all play an important role in determining which product is

best suited to the job. 


You certainly would rather sand a piece of wood with garnet paper than emery cloth, and you would rather use a cupped wire brush  than a wire wheel in a grinder on a flat piece of steel.  And you may not need a diamond cut off wheel to cut a few pieces of rebar but certainly would want a diamond wheel to cut bluestone for the back patio.

Abrasive sandpaper

Whatever the need, whatever the material, and whatever the objective, Woodstock Hardware has the abusive, grinding, and polishing products you need.  And remember Woodstock Hardware has an extensive selection of hand and tools in their Hand and Power Tool Department. where you are sure to find that new battery-operated Milwaukee grinder you want.

Here are just some of the products you will find in our store and on our ecommerce site:

Sandpaper • Sanding Belts • Sanding Blocks • Steel & Bronze Wool   Tack Cloth • Buffing Wheels & Compounds • Drum Sanders • Grinding Wheels & Stones • Stripping Tools & Pads • Synthetic Abrasive Pads Flap Wheels • Cut off Blades • Cut off Wheels • Wire Wheels • Synthetic Discs • Sanding Sponges & Pads • Sanding Discs • Grinder Mandrels Arbor Adapters • Strip & Finish Wheels

Angle Grinder Tips

In addition to the Abrasive, Grinding, and Polishing supplies and materials you need, with over twenty-five years of experience, Woodstock Hardware can provide you the technical expertise required to help you successfully complete your next project.  Here are a few angle grinder tips we have learned over the years we would like to share with you to make jobs around your home and yard easier:

  • Mount a metal cutoff wheel in your angle grinder to cut metal stock such as rebar.  Prop up the long side of the rebar and hold it securely. Move the cutoff wheel through the metal, allowing the weight of the tool to do most of the work. Allow the short end of the rebar to drop freely to avoid binding the blade.
  • Use a wire brush on an angle grinder for cleaning rust and caked-on material such as cement and dirt from garden tools with a wire cup. Secure the tool with clamps or a vise. Make sure the brush is spinning away from, not into, the edge. Otherwise, the brush can catch on the edge and cause the grinder to kick back at you.
  • Cut tile with a diamond or concrete cut off wheel.  Mark the outline of the cut accurately on both the front and the back of the tile. Clamp the tile to your workbench and score the outline about 1/8 in. deep on the front with the grinding wheel.
  • Grind out old, loose mortar with an angle grinder and diamond, or concrete grinding wheel. Make two or three 1/2-in. deep passes to completely clear the joint. Stay about 1/8 in. from the brick to avoid damaging it.
Woodstock Hardware aisle filled with abrasive and grinding products

Find top quality brand name Abrasive, Grinding, and Polishing products manufactured by companies that include:



Gator Power

Forney Industries


Gator Grit

Vortec Professional

Rhodes American

M.K. Diamond



Regardless of what you need to grind, blend, polish, sand, prep, cut, clean, or repair as part of your next project Woodstock Hardware has the products and supplies you need. So stop in, take a look around, ask a few questions. You are sure to find what you want.

At Woodstock Hardware we are confident that by our combining our extensive inventory of supplies, and products with our hands on experience and expertise we can help you successfully complete your next project.