Backing Pads & Mandrels

Backing pads work with mandrels 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. Mandrels are used to house the sanding drum to ensure a secure fitment and it doesn't fly off.


How do backing pads work with mandrels?


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


A backing pad can come 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. It's worth investing in the correct backing pad for your job, as buying the wrong pad can result in reduced performance and lifetime. RS Components offers an extensive range of backing pads and mandrels from 3M, Bosch and our own brand RS PRO.


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Description Price Accessory Type Pad Diameter Pad Type Model Series
RS Stock No. 187-5567
Mfr. Part No.2608601711
BrandBosch
SGD17.34
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Backing Pad 115mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5575
Mfr. Part No.2608601722
BrandBosch
SGD25.39
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Backing Pad 125mm - - X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5569
Mfr. Part No.2608601713
BrandBosch
SGD19.77
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Backing Pad 115mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5571
Mfr. Part No.2608601715
BrandBosch
SGD22.83
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Backing Pad 125mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5576
Mfr. Part No.2608601723
BrandBosch
SGD40.73
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Backing Pad 115mm - X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5568
Mfr. Part No.2608601712
BrandBosch
SGD17.65
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Backing Pad 115mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5574
Mfr. Part No.2608601721
BrandBosch
SGD23.59
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Backing Pad 115mm - - X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5570
Mfr. Part No.2608601714
BrandBosch
SGD18.27
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Backing Pad 125mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5577
Mfr. Part No.2608601724
BrandBosch
SGD52.11
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Backing Pad 125mm - X-Lock X-Lock
RS Stock No. 187-5572
Mfr. Part No.2608601716
BrandBosch
SGD22.42
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Backing Pad 125mm Fibre Disc X-Lock X-Lock