PolyFast Sander for Polymer Clay

PolyFast Sanding Tool - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #752: The makers of this unique sanding tool from Belgium, sent me a demo unit to test out. Here are my initial thoughts…

Testing the Poly-Fast polymer clay sanding tool on polymer clay. This vibratory sander helps you to get rid of fingerprints and other unwanted markings in short order. It’s another sampler clip from our PcT Studio Cam video series.

Soon, I will be doing a full review of this hand-held Poly-fast vibratory sander. So if if there is anything specific that you would like to know about, do let me know in the comment section below.

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  1. Hermine R, 21 September, 2016

    Does the batteries last a long time?
    That is a problem I have seen with battery operating tools.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 22 September, 2016

    Hi Hermine, I don’t know actually, that is something that I will figure out before I do the full review. I have used the tool for less than an hour and the batteries have been fine so far. I would imagine that you would want recharable ones for something like this. I was kind of surprised that you had to add batteries. I would way rather have it plugged in (or chargeable). Batteries are a pain and expensive.

  3. Judy Knox, 23 September, 2016

    I think I would like to buy one of those Polyfast Sanding Tools NOW because my achy old hands just do not cope with manual sanding very well. Just as the NeverKnead quickly became a very good friend in my hobby room I can see this “gadget” also making my clay life much happier.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 23 September, 2016

    As long as your hands can handle the vibration, I think it is a great little machine. It is easy to hold and the different grits are a nice size… way better than those tiny little tootbrush sanders people were making. It seems like a pretty good option for many folks.

  5. Joanne M. Newman, 23 September, 2016

    Hope someone can suggest an answer to my question. I am in the market for a color laser printer for transfers. I’m looking for one that would do transfers with regular paper or photo type papers. The printer models are always changing can you recommend a current or new model that would work? Thank you! And PS.. thank you Cindy for directing me here!

  6. Cindy Lietz, 23 September, 2016

    Hi Joanne, I have a black and white laser printer and an Epson color ink jet print. I haven’t purchased a color laser printer and therefore am not the best person to give you advice that. Hopefully someone else will pop in here with some good recommendations for you… who can help Joanne out?

  7. Lori M, 09 February, 2017

    I just went through reviewing and purchasing a toner printer. I tried out many at Staples and took the text papers home and used them with my polymer clay. I decided to forgo the color laser printer and go with the Brother MFC 2700 which was $129.00 at Staples. The toner cartage was 39 for 10,000 sheet print, but since amazon had it lower, they honored the price. I was tempted to go with a color laser from HP for $399 but each toner cartridge was $100 (for 10,000 sheet print) each. After trying the toner color on polymer I decided that I’d prefer to use b/w and color w/alcohol pens after baking rather than front the cost and loose the coloring creativity.
    Hope this helps.
    best,
    Lori

  8. JoAnne Newman, 09 February, 2017

    Thanks for the info Lori. That was actually a really good idea about going with a black and white and color w/alcohol pens. Wish I had thought of it.
    I ended up getting a Samsung Xpress color. Yes the cartridges are way to expensive. I’m in the process of moving so I haven’t and won’t for a while, have a chance to try it out :( Because of the cost I will ONLY use it for color transfers. The black cartridge is less expensive so I will be trying what you suggested. Again Thanks!
    JoAnne

  9. Barbara M, 23 September, 2016

    I really like the look of this — looking forward to the whole video. I looked (very quickly) at their site, but had no idea what currency it was in (didn’t recognize the symbol). Very interested in the price, and especially shipping from overseas(somewhere;-). You do SUCH a great job with all your videos and I look forward to seeing the new site (I have not been watching very long). Watching the videos is what I do when I need some ‘happy time’. Thanks!

  10. Cindy Lietz, 23 September, 2016

    Thank You Barbara for the kind words. The price the Poly-Fast Website was in Euros, which I believe is fairly close to the US dollar right now. When I do the full review I will make sure to look into whether they have distributors in North America or plan to in the future.

  11. Lori M, 09 February, 2017

    Hi, did you do the full review yet? I am thinking of getting this, however, wondering if you’re still liking this tool?! Is it holding up after the use?
    Interested.
    best,
    Lori

  12. Cindy Lietz, 13 February, 2017

    Hi Lori, I haven’t done a full review of it actually, because i haven’t had a lot of time to play with it. Other than the fact that the velcro tends to become separated from the foam and the fact that it needs batteries. it seems to be a pretty good little machine. Of course I would need to work with it longer to say whether or not it is the best bang for your buck, but so far it seems like it would be quite useful for people.

  13. Joyce Wong, 23 September, 2016

    Thanks for showing it in action. I didn’t end up buying the Jool tool as shipping cost to Australia was enough to buy another machine plus lots of accessories…..this tool seems reasonable, but like you said batteries are such a pain even rechargeable ones, better to have a plugged in one. I’m interested to see the full review, I want to find out how long the valcro sandpaper will last. I’m also interested to know if they have a buffer too or if it’s just a sanding tool. Love seeing you like always! Excited about the new website! :)

  14. Cindy Lietz, 23 September, 2016

    Hi Joyce, there is an Australian distributor 2wardsPolymerClay, which will cut back that shipping issue dramatically. I agree with the battery thing, though if you bought regarables, that would help. The sand paper will last quite a long time and the packages of refills were pretty resonable. I will look into it much further and will have better advice for you when I get around to doing the full review. For now I need to get back to that website… :)

  15. Joyce Wong, 23 September, 2016

    You must have seen it sold there before? Because I just went to their site and looked under ‘sanding and polishing’ and ‘tools’ section, Jools tool is not there. Searched it by name as well and couldn’t find it on their website. :( They do sell other tools that I’m interested though, so I will check them out. :)

  16. Cindy Lietz, 26 September, 2016

    Here’s the link Joyce: Poly-Fast Sanding Kit (2 Wards Site)

  17. Joyce Wong, 27 September, 2016

    Oh, I thought you were talking about the Jool tool sold in Australia. Thanks for the link! I plan to get it :)

  18. Dawn B, 24 September, 2016

    Thanks for this demonstration Cindy. It’s an interesting tool. I made one of those toothbrush sanders years ago. LOL. I don’t think it ever really worked for me (but it’s still in it’s little plastic pouch in my studio with all the little circles of sandpaper I cut out). I quickly moved on to the tumbler, and now my :heart: Jooltool. :-) I like the fact that the Poly-fast is so portable though. I’m interested in seeing you put it through move of it’s paces. Thanks again!

  19. Cindy Lietz, 26 September, 2016

    Yeah the toothbrush sander idea never seemed like a good one to me… the disks are just too small and the work too high to make them. This tool is a little different though, the disks are a decent size and the vibrations work quite well for sanding. My favorite tool by far is the JoolTool (there’sno vibration to deal with) but it is way out of some peoples price range. This tool seems to be a happy medium. Does a decent job at a reasonable price point.

  20. Heather B, 20 November, 2016

    I had the KitchenMaid power scrubber that I converted to a sander a few years ago. It vibrated my hand so much it took hours for the sensation to go away. How is the vibration on the poly-fast sander? I, too, wish there was a corded option. As the batteries wear down (quickly) on my power scrubber, it took much longer to achieve the desired results.

  21. Cindy Lietz, 21 November, 2016

    Hi Heather, I can totally relate to the uncomfortable sensation caused by the vibrations. This machine does have a bit of a buffer that displaces some of the vibration but not all of it. If you are sensitive I would try using a different type of machine for sanding. You can use a bench top grinder/buffer fitted with an abrasive wheel or a JoolTool. They are more expensive but there is no vibration so I find them much more comfortable to use for long period of time.

  22. Carol Paull, 08 January, 2017

    Hi Cindy, After studying everything I could find on Polymer clay for a very long time (I’m old), I just made my first few canes. I find your tutorials so interesting and informative. Thank you so much! I am going to join up too. The Amazon site links don’t work for me as I am in Australia. Any ideas? Also, I couldn’t find the LIKE button :-). I LIKE!!
    Hugs, Carol

  23. Cindy Lietz, 10 January, 2017

    Hi Carol, thank you for saying such sweet words! I am very pleased that you are getting so much out of what you are learning here. In regards to ‘liking’ the videos… for some reason when we embed a YouTube video is onto the blog, the like button seems to not be there. Unfortunately the only way to actually like the video is to watch it on YouTube (if you click the words YouTube that are just under the video in the bottom right-hand corner then it will take you right there where you can click the thumbs up button.) I wish I knew of an easier way to do it. Also, I don’t have any ideas for how to get these products in Australia, other than just Googling it. Perhaps someone else here from Australia has a suggestion for you? There are many others in this group from there that may have the resources you are looking for. Hugs to you as well!

  24. Joyce Wong, 10 January, 2017

    Hi, I’m from Sydney. Not sure which Amazon link you are referring to as there
    is no Amazon link in this current thread that I can see. What Cindy said is
    what I would do too. Sometimes products available on Amazon cannot be
    shipped to Australia, is this what you mean? If so, then this is to do with
    the seller putting a restriction on where they want to ship to, otherwise
    everythingbis easily searchable through google. The only link i can see in
    this thread is the handheld sander. I just googled the name of the store and
    what I’m looking for and here is the URL: 2 Wards Polymer Clay

    Hope this helps ;)

  25. Carol Paull, 12 January, 2017

    Thank you Cindy and Joyce for your help. I did try the link and it worked fine. Now I have to save up for it :). It is so nice to communicate with you and see your happy face so I know who I’m talking to. Thanks for your prompt reply. Hugs, Carol

  26. Dixie Marie, 14 February, 2017

    Update from a Poly-Fast Sander user. I love this tool. I have been using it for over a month now & it works beautifully. The batteries lasted for a month for me, so it doesn’t appear to use then up too quickly. The only thing I would suggest for US users is to research the differences in the grit designations. A number of the grits that are supplied are a little course for polymer. You will want to put those pads to the side & add some of the other higher grits that are available. I did have to re-attach the velcro to the unit with some E6000, but I forgot to use my card for removing sanding discs several times. All in all, very pleased.

    DixieMarieDesigns

  27. Cindy Lietz, 14 February, 2017

    Thank you so much Dixie Marie for the Polyfast update! You results are pretty much what I expected them to be, but just hadn’t had the time to prove it. Thanks for letting everyone know! :)

  28. Tracey J, 16 February, 2017

    Hi Cindy, I just wondered if you had done a full review on the Poly Fast Hand Sanding tool?

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