Hermes RB406 Ultimate Abrasive
Hermes RB406 Ultimate Abrasive
£5.65 - £110.95 (£4.71 - £92.46 Ex. VAT)

Hermes RB406 Ultimate Abrasive

  • Open coat, extremely hard wearing
  • Wide selection of grits
  • Outlasts cheaper abrasives
  • 76 or 100mm in width
£5.65 - £110.95 (£4.71 - £92.46 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

RB406 J-Flex is one of the most efficient fast cutting abrasives available to you whatever your skill or need. Cloth backed and exceedingly flexible with aluminium oxide grit to do the cutting with grits ranging from 80 to 400.

Made popular with woodturners because although it has a tough J weight cloth backing and superb resistance to high temperatures, RB406 has tremendous flexibility, enabling fracture free folds to access very tight corners and can easily be resized into suitable strips when required. This versatile abrasive can also be lubricated with oil or water to aid a finishing cut if required.

Hemes RB406 J-Flex was originally conceived to refine and polish exotic metals for industrial production processing in exacting environments such as the aircraft industry to polish very tight radii. Additionally, the product was developed to resist high friction temperatures and the blunting effects of 'capping' (when swarf welds itself to the abrasive grain).

So whether you are working in wood or metal, RB406 is one of the essentials for a fine finish and the answer to stock removal in awkward difficult-to-get-at places.

This product is on page 254 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Abrasive Backing Cloth
Abrasive Material Aluminium Oxide
Abrasive Type RB 406 J FLEX
Reviews (5)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Christopher Bowers

18 May 2016

Tested today

I think this product is too expensive when purchasing one metre. Now I have got that out the way lets talk about how brilliant this product is. It lasts well. It was great when I used it as the final grade when I sanded my bowl. It is a good thickness whilst retaining excellent flexibility. It is the best 600 grade I have used yet which is only let down by the price.

John Mc Williams

3 August 2013

ultimate abrasive

First class product,lines are a thing of the past sorry I never tried it before.A small tip for Shaun get yourself a felt tip pen and write the grit size every 2 or 3 inches !

Shaun White

19 April 2013

Good stuff

Best abrasive 'paper' I've used in 35 years.
Lasts well and is nice and flexible.
Seems dear but it's not, like all good tools.

Wish they'd print the grit # a bit more often on the roll because they're all the same front/back colour and the grit #s are printed maybe a foot apart on the roll.
It slightly stretches, so be careful when using it flat as it forms a tiny bow wave that takes the razor sharp front edge off your work if you aren't careful.
Fine grits put a very slight grey hue on lime & holly, but I'm yet to find an abrastive that doesn't

Mr David Farr (France)

26 November 2009

The best abrasive ever?

This is possibly the best abrasive ever. I've tried alternative cloth backed abrasives available in France and from the UK and none last, or perform like this Ultimate abrasive. It removes wood quickly, effortlessly and cleanly. Leaves few, if any marks as you progress through grits and is relatively clog free. It also doesn't produce much heat in use compared to others. A quick blast with an air hose keeps it fresh for the next use. Well worth the cost.

Mr Anders Eliasson

24 November 2009

This is a really good sandpaper

Just be carefull, it removes a lot. Its worth the extra price.

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