Demonstration shown of how a sanding file can debur plastic pieces prior to assembly of model. In this case, the model was a trestle set for an O gauge Lionel bridge.

Sanding Files

Looking for the very best hobby sanding files to make that perfect project?  Look no further!  Alpha Precision Abrasives professional hobby sanding files are suitable for the aspiring and professional modellers wanting the perfect assortment of tools to make the best models possible.  Available in various grit strengths and an assortment of sizes, we are certain you will find a sanding file to meet your modelling needs.

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#0910 Sanding Pallet $24.99

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Solid resin casting holds a combination of five grades of abrasive pallets.  Each sanding pallet is double sided.  Grit range 100, 180, 240, 320, 400. The pallets are held at the perfect angle for better control, ideal for quick touch ups and fitting parts.


#0909 Sanding Pallet Replacements $9.99

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Sanding Stick with Abrasive Belts and Replacement Belt Packs

#55678 Sanding Stick with Abrasive Belts and Replacement Belt Packs $11.99

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New Sanding Stick with abrasive sanding belts!

This handy little tool is designed for sanding in those hard to reach areas.  Unique design of the sanding stick allows you to rotate the belt so all areas of the belt may be utilized and sanded.  Spring loaded tensioner also allows the belt to stay in place while sanding.

Assorted Grit Belts: 80, 120, 240, 320, 400, 600

Sanding Stick w/ Abrasive Belts & Replacement Belt Packs 55678 $11.99
80 Grit Belts 5 Pack 55679A $9.59
120 Grit Belts 5 Pack 55679B $9.59
240 Grit Belts 5 Pack 55679C $9.59
320 Grit Belts 5 Pack 55679D $9.59
400 Grit Belts 5 Pack 55679E $9.59
600 Grit Belts 5 Pack 55679F $9.59
Assorted Grit Belts 6 Pack 55679G $10.99


#0908 Shape Shifters 7.5" x 1/8" $11.99

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Flexible Sanding Sticks with aluminum core will bend to fit any shape.

Contents: 10 Sanding Files composing 100, 120, 220, 320 and 400 Grit.

flexible sanding sticks, flexible sanding files, bendable sanding files

Professional Hobby Sanding Files Size 5 3/4” X 1/8”  $4.99

Example of the various grits available.

These files are light weight multipurpose instruments.  The size and design allows any hobbyist to get into tight spaces and helps sand delicate and obscure project pieces.  Don’t settle for poor quality ungraded off cuts for your projects, demand the best!

Available in Fine, Medium, and Coarse 12 packs.  These files are highly durable and reusable.  Files are 100% waterproof which is a great advantage since they can be used wet or dry.  For optimal use and extended life clean files with Alpha’s Abrasive Cleaning Disc.

1/8" Professional Sanding Files 100/180 grit

#0305 1/8" Professional Sanding Files 100/180 grit $4.99

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Heavy-Duty graded files.  The first step in your finishing process.  Coarse enough to smooth out even the hardest materials.

Contents: 12 files per pack

Black swatch Black 100 grit
Gray swatch Gray 180 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/8" Professional Sanding Files 120/240 grit

#0306 1/8" Professional Sanding Files 120/240 grit $4.99

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Medium graded files.  The next step in the finishing process.  Smooth out scuffs and scratches with this light-weight flexible cushioned medium grit file.

Contents: 12 files per pack

Blue swatch Blue 120 grit
Light Blue swatch L. Blue 240 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/8" Professional Sanding Files 240/320 grit

#0307 1/8" Professional Sanding Files 240/320 grit $4.99

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Light-weight hobby files.  Use the fine sanding files for the flawless finish you desire.  If you are working with delicate pieces such as polystyrene or resin parts the fine grit files give you plenty of control.  These files are specifically designed for levelling out vulnerable edges and can prevent excessive material loss during the final finishing stage of your project.

Contents: 12 files per pack

White swatch White 240 grit
White swatch White 320 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”


Professional Hobby Sanding Files Size 5 3/4” X 1/4”  $4.99

1/4” (6mm) Professional Hobby Sanding Files are specially manufactured for detailing plastic, resin, & wood hobby and craft projects.  These files are light-weight, waterproof, washable, and reusable making this product a must have.  Coated on a tough Mylar backing, the abrasive will with stand bending and twisting without cracking or peeling.

1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse

#0308 1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse $4.99

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Alphas coarse 1/4 files are ideal for your initial finishing process.  By using the coarse abrasive you can quickly erase large imperfections and defects.  This product is coarse enough to smooth out even the hardest materials.

Contents: 10 files per pack

Black swatch Black 100 grit
Gray swatch Gray 180 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium

#0309 1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium $4.99

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The medium grit Professional Hobby Sanding Files are made to measure up, get repeatable results from project to project with our custom graded coatings.  Use our Abrasive Cleaning Disc to remove sanding debris for extended life of the abrasive.

Contents: 10 files per pack

Blue swatch Blue 120 grit
Light Blue swatch L. Blue 240 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine

#0310 1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine $4.99

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Use the fine sanding files for the flawless finish you desire.  Smooth away rough spots and scratches left behind from the medium and coarse sanding.

Contents: 10 files per pack

White swatch White 240 grit
White swatch White 320 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”


Professional Hobby Sanding Files Size 7” x 3/4”  $5.49

3/4” (20mm) Professional Hobby Sanding Files give you plenty of feedback that prevents excessive material loss.  The key to great results is using the proper progression of grits.  Always work from coarse to fine in order to remove any scratches, dents, or imperfections.  These files are light-weight, waterproof, washable, and reusable making this product a must have.

3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse

#0311 3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse $5.49

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The work horse of our line always gives you the results you require.  Light-weight cushioned construction gives just the right amount of feedback when sanding.

Contents: 3 files per pack

Black swatch Black 100 grit
Gray swatch Gray 180 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”

3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium

#0312 3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium $5.49

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The next step in the finishing process.  Smooth out scuffs and scratches with this light-weight flexible cushioned medium grit file.

Contents: 3 files per pack

Blue swatch Blue 120 grit
Light Blue swatch L. Blue 240 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”

3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine

#0313 3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine $5.49

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These files are specifically designed for levelling out vulnerable edges and can prevent excessive material loss during the final finishing stage of your project.  Smooth out scratches left behind from your coarser grits resulting in a perfect finish.

Contents: 3 files per pack

White swatch White 240 grit
White swatch White 320 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”


Available in 3 Custom Sizes.

Tapered Hobby & Craft Files

New Shapes and Sizes!  Now Available in 3 Custom Sizes

These sanding files are available in our “Slimline” design allowing hobbyists new shapes for getting into those hard to reach spots.  These files are available in Regular, Detail, and Mini sizes and come in 3 packs and a 7 assorted pack.  With different sizes, radiuses, and a wide selection of abrasive grits there’s a perfect suit for all hobbyists.

Regular - Standard hobby file for all general purpose sanding and finishing.

Detail - When you need to reach into those tight spots the smaller radius and narrower taper does the job.

Mini - Now the fine work begins!

**Our regular, detail and mini tapered files are now available in our “Slimline” format making the files much thinner and easier to get into narrow grooves. Please inquire for more details.

Regular Detail Mini
100 grit - 3 pack R1101 D1101 M1101
180 grit - 3 pack R1102 D1102 M1102
240 grit - 3 pack R1103 D1103 M1103
320 grit - 3 pack R1104 D1104 M1104
400 grit - 3 pack R1105 D1105 M1105
600 grit - 3 pack R1106 D1106 M1106
800 grit - 3 pack R1107 D1107 M1107
Assorted - 7 pack R1108 D1108 M1108

What can we say?  It’s up to your imagination!

Assorted 15 Pack

#0101 Mini Hobby and Craft Sanding Sticks $3.99

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These uniquely designed hobby and craft sanding sticks are ideal for all of your special projects.  With five different color coded grits, you are able to complete a project from start to finish.  This product is reusable, water proof, and ideal for plastic, wood, and metal mediums.

Contents: 3 sticks of each 100, 180, 240, 320, 400 grit

Brown swatch Brown 100 grit
Zebra swatch Zebra 180 grit
Blue swatch Blue 240 grit
Yellow swatch Yellow 320 grit
Orange swatch Orange 400 grit

Size: 6 1/4” X 1/8”


Natural Garnet Wood Working Files

#1150 Natural Garnet Wood Working Files $12.99

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Garnet is a natural mineral obtained from Mother Nature and is known for its ability to produce the best quality wood finishes.  This product is coated on a heavy Mylar backing allowing for heavy sanding without breaking down or tearing.  When sanding and finishing soft balsa or exotic hardwoods, Alpha’s garnet files are superior.  This product has a large tapered shape giving it more sanding area and a longer life.  Each package contains 2 files with a grit combination of 80/180.

Micro Fine Tapered Files - Assorted Pack

#1151 Micro Fine Tapered Files - Assorted Pack $12.99

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Made with the same abrasives as our Micro Fine Waterproof Sheets, these micro fine files bring a new dimension to surface preparation.  Use these files to prepare surfaces before painting or to remove orange peel from a painted surface.  The cushioned foam design conforms to curved surfaces allowing you to get into hard to reach areas.  The assorted package contains 1 file of each 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000, and 12000 grit.

Contents: 5 files per pack

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”


Micro Fine Tapered Files

These files have a multi-purpose functionality can be used on a wide range of mediums.  All of our tapered files are now available in out “Slimline” format making the files thinner and easier to get into narrow grooves.  With different tapered end radius’s these files are able to fit into spaces that a uniform shape would be unable to accomplish.  Whether you want to buff up chrome or metals pieces or want get your hobby project ready for painting these products do the trick.  These sanding files can be used wet or dry and are reusable.

Micro Fine Tapered Files - 1000 grit

#1152 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 1000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 1000 grit

Micro Fine Tapered Files - 2000 grit

#1153 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 2000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 2000 grit

Micro Fine Tapered Files - 4000 grit

#1154 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 4000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 4000 grit


Micro Fine Tapered Files - 6000 grit

#1155 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 6000 grit $5.99

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Micro Fine Tapered Files - 12,000 grit

#1156 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 12,000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 12,000 grit

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