Definitely not a gimmick. We've tested this and it does make all the difference! Its special construction, being non-woven, allows it to tear rather than become entangled around the work or chuck when applying friction polish or buffing wax. It will bring the finish to the correct shine or sheen quickly and safely and can be used for a variety of other buffing jobs. Once you've used this product you'll never go back to using old shirt sleeves or knitted woollen stockings again.
21 November 2016
Great productI have used these cloths for finishing wood turning items for years, and found them to work extremely well. They have a far deeper pile and softer polishing surface than kitchen rolls or industrial paper pads, and after some scary close shaves with rags, I feel a lot safer using them. I have had no problems with them disintegrating using wax, sanding sealers, foodsafe oils and most other finishes. They will catch and shred if you apply too much wax and grip too hard, or catch them on "natural" features, or rough surfaces, but so would most other suitable materials. but I have found them extremely tough, and capable of producing an absolutely mirror polish with a light application in a few layers. Above all, I have had them safely part on the few times I pushed my luck too far, and was delighted to see the shredded "other half" head down the vaccum, instead of my hand into the lathe. Don't hesitate to buy them.
29 November 2015
Basically thick toilet paperI bought this to go with the Chestnut Friction Polish. It is basically giant pads of thick toilet paper that disintegrate when damp and shred on the slightest imperfection in the wood. As for applying the polish, forget it. It starts fine but it either falls to bits because it's wet or shreds on knot holes etc or edges of the wood showering your damp polish with bits of cloth. I did far far better using supermarket kitchen roll.