Backing Pads

A backing pad is an attachment that secures sanding and polishing accessories to power tools. The abrasive part is held securely against the backing pad by a locking disc or hook fixture. Backing pads are made from materials including rubber, aluminium and composite resin.


How do backing pads work?

A backing pad attaches to a power tool in one of two simple ways. The first type uses a shaft or mandrel built into the body of the pad – this design is suitable for tools with a chuck, like hand drills. In the second type, used for tools with a spindle such as an angle grinder, the backing pad fits directly onto the tool's spindle, which locks both the disc and pad securely in place. Backing pads of this type are usually made of very sturdy aluminium and are generally used for heavy duty sanding.


Types of backing pads

Backing pads are available in a variety of different sizes corresponding to standard disc sizes. Additional features like cooling vents are sometimes added to more complex power tools to protect the disc from overheating and extend the tool's lifespan in general. 


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Description Price Disc Diameter Pad Diameter Pad Type Fixing Size Model Series
RS Stock No. 137-0949
BrandRS PRO
MYR86.65
Each
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75mm 75mm Self-Grip M6 - -
RS Stock No. 137-0901
BrandRS PRO
MYR239.75
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150mm 150mm Self-Grip - - -
RS Stock No. 137-0900
BrandRS PRO
MYR239.75
Each
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150mm 150mm Self-Grip - - -
RS Stock No. 137-0948
BrandRS PRO
MYR86.65
Each
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50mm 50mm Self-Grip M6 - -
RS Stock No. 456-2439
Mfr. Part No.HOOKIT BACK UP PAD 150MM
Brand3M
MYR175.12
Each
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150mm - Hookit - - -
RS Stock No. 387-4220
Mfr. Part No.9386
Brand3M
MYR178.16
Each
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127mm - Fibre Disc - Scotch-Brite -
RS Stock No. 288-409
Mfr. Part No.E59000
Brand3M
MYR258.09
Each
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150mm - Hookit 50540 - 3M -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5570
Mfr. Part No.2608601714
BrandBosch
MYR57.06
Each
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- 125mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5635
Mfr. Part No.2608601717
BrandBosch
MYR172.80
Each
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- - - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-3929
Mfr. Part No.7306
Brand3M
MYR112.30
Each
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115mm - Fibre Disc - Scotch-Brite -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5571
Mfr. Part No.2608601715
BrandBosch
MYR64.64
Each
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- 125mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock -
RS Stock No. 865-1577
Mfr. Part No.63642556631
BrandNorton
MYR82.38
Each
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- 75mm Rubber with Spindle - - -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5567
Mfr. Part No.2608601711
BrandBosch
MYR54.25
Each
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- 115mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock -
RS Stock No. 865-1561
Mfr. Part No.69957382846
BrandNorton
MYR119.11
Each
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- 115mm Self-Grip - - -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5636
Mfr. Part No.2608601718
BrandBosch
MYR193.90
Each
units
- - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5572
Mfr. Part No.2608601716
BrandBosch
MYR70.01
Each
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- 125mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5574
Mfr. Part No.2608601721
BrandBosch
MYR73.80
Each
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- - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 187-5575
Mfr. Part No.2608601722
BrandBosch
MYR79.31
Each
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- - - - - -
RS Stock No. 288-471
Mfr. Part No.45096
Brand3M
MYR123.31
Each
units
50mm - Avos - Roloc 45096
New
RS Stock No. 187-5577
Mfr. Part No.2608601724
BrandBosch
MYR162.86
Each
units
- 125mm - M14 X-Lock Fibre Sanding
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