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. 137-0948
BrandRS PRO
$25.81
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50mm 50mm Self-Grip M6 - -
RS Stock No. 137-0949
BrandRS PRO
$27.65
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75mm 75mm Self-Grip M6 - -
RS Stock No. 137-0900
BrandRS PRO
$77.34
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150mm 150mm Self-Grip - - -
RS Stock No. 137-0901
BrandRS PRO
$77.34
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150mm 150mm Self-Grip - - -
RS Stock No. 456-2439
Mfr. Part No.HOOKIT BACK UP PAD 150MM
Brand3M
$66.74
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150mm - Hookit - - -
RS Stock No. 288-471
Mfr. Part No.45096
Brand3M
$45.57
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50mm - Avos - Roloc 45096
RS Stock No. 865-1561
Mfr. Part No.69957382846
BrandNorton
$42.51
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- 115mm Self-Grip - - -
RS Stock No. 865-1564
Mfr. Part No.69957382841
BrandNorton
$38.07
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- 125mm Self-Grip - - -
RS Stock No. 337-3929
Mfr. Part No.7306
Brand3M
$41.34
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115mm - Fibre Disc - Scotch-Brite -
RS Stock No. 187-5636
Mfr. Part No.2608601718
BrandBosch
$68.18
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RS Stock No. 187-5637
Mfr. Part No.2608601719
BrandBosch
$76.95
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RS Stock No. 187-5567
Mfr. Part No.2608601711
BrandBosch
$19.07
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- 115mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5571
Mfr. Part No.2608601715
BrandBosch
$22.73
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- 125mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5568
Mfr. Part No.2608601712
BrandBosch
$19.40
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- 115mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5574
Mfr. Part No.2608601721
BrandBosch
$25.94
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- 115mm - M14 - X-Lock
RS Stock No. 754-1870
Mfr. Part No.BP51137
BrandBahco
$57.07
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152mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 181-2919
Mfr. Part No.TOS PAD22
BrandPREVOST
$87.74
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- 152mm Self-Grip - TOS PAD22 TOS
RS Stock No. 187-5635
Mfr. Part No.2608601717
BrandBosch
$60.75
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RS Stock No. 187-5572
Mfr. Part No.2608601716
BrandBosch
$24.61
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- 125mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5570
Mfr. Part No.2608601714
BrandBosch
$20.06
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- 125mm Fibre Disc M14 X-Lock X-Lock
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