Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a hose sleeve for

A hose sleeve is designed to protect the work surface from scratches during the work process. As a number of our tools can be connected to a dust extractor by means of a hose, it is important to make sure you are not accidentally scratching the surface when dust is being removed. For this reason, we have introduced a special hose sleeve with a soft ...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the difference between belt joints

Belt joint performance is a key factor for sanding belts. The joints must be as strong as the actual sanding material and should not be too thick or too thin compared to the sanding material. The belt should also have the right shape and dimension. Types of belt joints A-joint Mostly used for sanding belts made from paper, an A-joint is an overlappi...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to polish your boat

Polish your boat with the Mirka method Use the Mirka polishing method to clean and polish boats. It’s an efficient and environmentally friendly way to remove any ingrained dirt around the waterline, for instance, and to restore the original gloss. Deep cleaning and polishing of the boat 1 . Sanding 1. Spray water on an Abralon 2000 disc and keep it ...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Polishing products information & technical specifications

Product information and technical specifications for Mirka polishing products, including compounds, tools, pads etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Polishing compounds Polishing tools Polishing pads Backing pads for polishers Polishing accessories...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is OSP

Mirka Optimised Surface Preparation System – OSP - A truly unique optimised surface preparation system for the automotive aftermarket.- An innovative dust-free combination of high-tech abrasives, tools and processes.- Increased sanding speed and efficiency saves time on every job which boosts productivity and profitability.- Standardised, step-by-st...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a Shark Blade

The Mirka Shark Blade is a tool designed for removing paint imperfections, runs, high spots and nibs quickly and easily. It is made of extremely hard carbide steel to keep it sharp....

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How do I remove scratches in glass

We have a useful process chart available which you can download here. We also have useful video.  Real time demonstration video. A Mirka Glass Polishing Kit is also available. Mirka Code: KITGLASS125P. This kit includes... 1 x Mirka PS1437 Electric Polisher 1 x Backing Pad for PS1437 1 x Dust suction hood for PS1437 1 x Pack of 5 Abranet® SIC NS 125...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to find us

Location Mirka Ltd is located in the western part of Finland, north of Vasa. Visiting address Pensalavägen 21066850 JEPPO Phone +358 (0)20 760 2111 GPS Coordinates Latitude: 63.390753Longitude: 22.629429 Distances Vasa airport 73.7 kmKokkola-Pietarsaari airport 53.9 kmBennäs railway station 28.4 km...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How do I book training

Are you interested in booking a training at the Mirka Academy for you and your colleagues?>> Please contact your local sales representative for more details and scheduling. Contact information for the sales representatives can be found under “Contacts” on each country-specific website.All training requests are to be approved by the Sector Mana...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why does air blow out from the exhaust, but my sander isn't running

It is likely that air is bypassing the vanes in the motor. This can happen if one or several motor vanes are stuck in place. If the compressed air is contaminated with dirt or water, it can cause a sticky residue to form and this can cause the vanes to stick. While it is important to keep your tool well lubricated‍, using improper and heavy oil that...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is included in the Golden Finish Kit

Mirka Golden Finish Kit includes the following items: Mirka code: KITGOLDEN Golden Finish 1, film product, 150 mm 15H, for sanding large surfaces - 10 pcsGolden Finish 2, Foam (soft) product, 150 mm, for conditioning of scratches - 5 pcsGolden Finish SR, Microproduct, 32 mm Channel PSA, for sanding small defects - 100 pcsPolarshine® 20, Polishing co...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Visitor's guide

Arriving by car There is a parking area for guests. Please follow the signs, when entering the main gate.The speed limit is 20 km/h at the factory area. Registration and visitor card Mirka’s reception is located in the main entrance. Please register at the reception desk upon arrival. Fasten your visitor card to a visible place and return it to the ...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a sustainability report

A sustainability report is a report published by a company or organization about the economic, environmental and social impacts caused by its everyday activities. A sustainability report also presents the organization's values and governance model, and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy. Mir...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How are Mirka polishing compounds graded

Mirka Polarshine® polishing compounds are graded on a scale from coarse to fine. Access the grade scale by clicking here.More information about Mirka polishing compounds can be viewed on Mirka's website by following this link:  polishing compounds...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What does voluntary product information mean

Voluntary Product Information (VPI) is based on the format of a safety data sheet for coated abrasives and it follows the general structure of an SDS (16 sections).But, as certain sub-headings are not relevant due to the article status of abrasives, these are not included.  VPIs for Coated Abrasives can be found here....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why use a pad saver

Pad savers prolong the life of the backing pad. Mirka's pad savers are layers of hook and loop material, which are designed to be the "wear and tear" layer of a backing pad....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Is the 1025 dust extractor self cleaning

The model 1025 is not self cleaning. The 1230 dust extractor has a self cleaning mechanism which cleans the filter automatically every 15 seconds. The self-cleaning action is noticeable from a "thump" sound....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How can I combine hoses to get desired length

Some of our hoses can be cut into desired length or connected to other Mirka hoses to get the necessary length. Please see our Hoses & Adapters leaflet for more information....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to polish your car

Polish your car with the Mirka method With the Mirka Polarshine® polishing system you can polish your car in a simple way using just a few products. Suitable for all finishes. 1. Preparation Wash your car carefully. A dirty lacquer surface causes scratches when polishing and affects the final result. 2. Removal of surface scratches   Apply 3–4 drops...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What kind of lifetime can be expected for the Mirka AIROS

In addition to regular development testing t he Mirka AIROS has been tested in real-life working conditions in automotive manufacturing. Real-world testing is invaluable, and in those conditions Mirka has experience for over 1,000 working hours for the AIROS smart electric sander. Additionally, longer lifetime for the abrasives has been noted with t...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What management system certificates does Mirka have

Mirka Ltd has at the moment a certified management system according to following standards: Quality Management System (ISO 9001) Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) Occupational Health and Safety Assessment System (OHSAS 18001) If you need a copy of our certificates, please contact Mirka Customer Service....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Is the Mirka AIROS dust proof

The Mirka AIROS is dust proof and water proof with IP66 classification. It is also compatible with Mirka's dust-free sanding solutions and net abrasives....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How is the Mirka AIROS serviced

The AIROS is engineered to require minimal maintenance. However, all things need to be looked after and normal wear and tear parts can be serviced locally by the end user. In case it is needed, global Mirka service centers can maintain the AIROS sanding head....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to reset the password for the myMirka app

Please follow these instructions to reset your myMirka password. 1. In the myMirka app’s main menu, click the gear icon in the top right corner2. Click "Login"3. Click the link “Forgot password?”4. Fill in your e-mail address and click “Reset”5. Check your inbox and follow the instructions in the e-mail....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I use the DEROS random orbital sander for polishing

The DEROS Random Orbital Sander has not been designed for polishing. For polishing work, we recommend the following tools:  Battery powered polishing tools AROP-B 312NV 77mm ARP-B 300NV 77mm   Pneumatic polishing tools ROP2 312NV 77mm ROP2 512NV 125mm RPS 300CV 77mm AP 300NV 77mm   Electric polishing tools PS 1437 150mm PS 1524 180mm...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What you need to register your power tool

Information required for registering a Mirka Power Tool: 1) Valid purchase receipt or invoice. 2) Repairs during the additional warranty period must be accompanied by a valid confirmation for extended warranty. 3) The serial number of the tool, which can be found on the invoice or on the product label on the box or on the tool itself....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Are Mirka extractors and hoses antistatic

In the Mirka dust extractor range, the 1230 series extractor as well as the 1242M are antistatic. The 1025 extractor is not antistatic. All Mirka extractor hoses except the 20mm x 4m hose (8391112011) are antistatic. For optimal antistaticity, always use official Mirka extractor hoses and make sure that your extractor is plugged into a grounded sock...

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Updated September 8th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

myMirka app functions & features

Data storage and use myMirka sends the data to Mirka’s database. Mirka obtains, records, processes, uses and transfers the following data from myMirka: Account registration (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers), tool ID, tool usage data and location of tool. Mirka may analyse and use my data for product registration and support, market...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is Golden Finish

Mirka Golden Finish System A unique, fast and simple post paint solution Standardised step-by-step process ensures consistent high quality Colour and numeric coded Sanding in two steps for the perfect high-gloss finish Polishing in two steps for the perfect high-gloss finish Includes microproduct for sanding small defects and micro fiber cloth for f...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How much does the Mirka AIROS weigh

The Mirka AIROS sanding head is extremely compact and lightweight to make it as agile as possible, yet it is tough and durable. It weighs only 1,1 kilograms....

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a restricted material list

The aim of Mirka Ltd's Restricted Materials List (RML) is to ensure that the use of chemical substances that may be hazardous to the environment or the health of users or that may cause other negative concerns is avoided in the company's products, accessories and spare parts. Another objective with the RML is to achieve compliance with legislation, ...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What types of polishing pads does Mirka provide

Mirka polishing pad types More information about Mirka polishing pads can be viewed on Mirka's website by following this link:  polishing pads...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Which dust extractor class should I use

Mirka offers L and M-class dust extractors.The responsibility of choosing the correct dust extractor, for any application, will always be on the end-users. In any unclear situations, please contact local health and safety organisations. In addition Mirka also offers a HEPA filter that can be added to the dust extractor models 1230 and 1242. Product ...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Does the cordless tool battery need to cool down

It is not necessary to let the battery cool down. The advanced charger monitors battery temperature, and on those rare occasions when a too-warm battery is inserted in the charger, it will automatically wait for the right temperature before charging starts....

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the Mirka AIROS

The AIROS is an automatic, integrated, random orbital sander engineered for manufacturing – the first smart electric sander for industrial robots. It is suitable for automated robotic sanding with minimal maintenance needed. Where is the AIROS used? The AIROS is used in automotive and transport manufacturing, sanding metal bodies, composite, plastic...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the life of the cordless tool battery

The battery pack and charger included with the tool purchase are covered by the 2+1 year warranty program. The warranty does not cover parts bought separately. Battery is warranted for 2+1 years or 300 charges from the date of purchase, whichever first occurs. When the battery is past its useable life, dispose of it according to your local laws and ...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Abrasives information & technical specifications

Product information and technical specifications for Mirka abrasives, including safety data sheets, product literature, suitable materials etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Mirka abrasives Mirka net sanding range...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Tools information & technical specifications

Product information and technical specifications for Mirka tools, including machine manuals, exploded views, spare parts, related products etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Electric orbital sanders (DEOS) Electric random orbital sanders (DEROS, CEROS) Pneumatic random orbital sanders (AOS, PROS,...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Expiration date for Polarshine polishing compounds

Bottles produced before 1st of October, 2019 The bottle is marked with a batch number and a production date in YYWW format, which consists of the last four digits. For example, if the numbers are 1938, that stands for week 38 of 2019. Bottles produced from 1st of October, 2019 For clarity, the production date is changed from YYWW to MMYYYY format. A...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What kind of electronics does the Mirka AIROS use

The cable between the Mirka AIROS sanding head and the control panel is specifically designed to be used in robotic applications. For the time being, the AIROS comes without a force sensor. External load and force sensors can be fitted, depending of the robot in question. The following electronic components are included in the different panels: Modb...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Product information accessories

Product information for Mirka accessories, including backing pads, hoses and adapters, pad savers etc. is available on the Mirka website, please click here to access the information....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can Mirka LEROS be used for floor sanding

Mirka does not recommend using Mirka LEROS for hardwood floor or deck sanding, as it has not been designed for these particular applications....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the difference between Abranet and Autonet

Abranet has been developed for sanding filler, primer, lacquer, composite and many other materials. Autonet has been developed for the automotive refinishing industry, fitting a wide spectrum of applications....

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Which products are needed for sanding plasterboard

For sanding a plasterboard wall, we recommend either the Handy sanding block, the Decosander sanding tool or the LEROS random orbital wall sander. All of these options support dust-free sanding, using compatible Mirka products and dust extractors. To make sanding plaster and plasterboard convenient and dust-free, we recommend using Mirka net abrasiv...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How can I protect my hands from vibration

First of all, it is very important to look after your tools and keep them maintained - well-kept and well-serviced tools run smoothly and with minimal vibration. Random orbital sanders are designed to be used with specific sized pads, with a precise weight. Make sure you are using the correct size pad, and that it is in good condition. Change your b...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How is the Mirka AIROS fitted

The AIROS uses the ISO 9409-1 standard flange for fitting. It can also be customised with an adapter. The sanding head has both a quick cable connector and a quick fit vacuum hose connector. The AIROS sander is installed by a factory specific integrator....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

When and how to oil a pneumatic sander

If you experience the pneumatic sander gradually feeling slower, add 1-2 drops of oil into the air inlet and keep the machine running for 30 seconds so that excess oil is drained. The tool requires proper lubrication to prevent premature wear - keep it well oiled and it will continue to perform well. If a tool is used continuously every day, it is a...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to register your power tool

You can register your Mirka Power Tool through 1. the myMirka app2. the web registration form 1. Register with the myMirka app Using the myMirka app is the fastest and easiest way to register your tool.There are two ways of registering a warranty through the myMirka app: A)  myMirka warranty registration for a Mirka Power Tool with Bluetooth connect...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

myMirka technical support

Technical questions regarding the myMirka app, or other questions concerning functionality, can be sent through the "Contact us" function in the app or by sending mail to myMirka@mirka.com. ...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to get the myMirka app

Availability and device requirements myMirka is available worldwide free of charge on Google Play and at the App Store. myMirka enables Bluetooth low-energy connectivity and is available in countries where Mirka has the Bluetooth certificate. myMirka Lite (Bluetooth connectivity disabled) is available in all other countries. Countries where Bluetoot...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I run 2 tools from my dust extractor?

It is possible to attach 2 hoses to a dust extractor, however we do not have an option for using the Auto Start function when running 2 sanders. Dual vacuum kit for Mirka 4m hose or hand blocks Mirka Code: 8992510311 Dual vacuum kit with air couplings Mirka Code: 8992510211...

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Updated September 29th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I use my extractor for liquids

Mirka Dust Extractors are suitable for both dry and wet applications, please remove the dust bag before wet use and clean filter before and after wet use. The filter should be in place during wet or dry use. Mirka dust extractors are not a suitable replacement for a pump. An example of acceptable wet use would be be a small spill. An example of impr...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why is water spraying out of my sander's exhaust

Water will build up in an air compressor during use. A "dryer", or an in-line water separation filter should be used to prevent moisture from reaching the tool components....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Do I have to use a dust bag in the extractor

We recommend all of our extractors are used with dust bags....

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Do Mirka sanders come with a pad wrench

Yes, a wrench is supplied for changing the back-up pad. You can find it in the original packaging of the sander....

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How can I keep my tools from vibrating?

Random orbital sanders are designed to be used with specific sized pads, with a precise weight. Make sure you are using the correct size pad, and that it is in good condition. Changing your backing pad when necessary will keep the vibrations of your sander to the minimum. Large chunks of missing pad material will cause imbalance. If you are using a ...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Where can I find the serial number on Mirka power tools

The serial number location on Mirka power tools varies depending of the tool in question.Here you can find answers for finding the number on several of our tools. Click the following links to view an instructional PDF file. Mirka® AOS Angle Orbital Sander The serial number is located on the front of the tool. (link) Mirka ®  AOS-B and AROS-B Cordles...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Which hose will fit my tool

Mirka provides a range of hoses and adapters that will fit different Mirka tools. Some of the hoses can also be combined to reach a necessary hose length. From this link you will find an overview of Mirka Hoses & Adapters. More information about hoses & adapters is also available on our website and can be accessed here....

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is covered by the warranty

Mirka Power Tools come with a two-year warranty starting from the date of purchase and covering defects in materials and workmanship. By registering your Mirka Power Tool within 30 days of the purchase date you will obtain an additional one-year warranty. NOTE! If the tool is used continuously in industrial applications, the warranty period is one y...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to get my power tool repaired

Submitting a warranty claim To submit a warranty repair claim, contact your Mirka dealer or your local Mirka customer support. A warranty claim must be submitted within the warranty period and as soon as possible from the point in time when the defect or problem was detected. Tools returned for warranty repair must be accompanied by a valid purchase...

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Benefits of registering your power tool

You get some great benefits by registering your Mirka Power Tool. Plus, if you do so within 30 days of purchase, we’ll extend the warranty period by one year. The registration process is quick and easy, so we won’t waste any of your valuable time. Warranty certificates are machine- and customer-specific. In other words, each tool must be registered ...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a safety data sheet

A safety data sheet (SDS) is a document that lists information relating to occupational safety and health for the use of various substances and products. SDSs are a widely used system for cataloguing information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures. SDS information may include instructions for safe use and informing of potential h...

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Updated May 26th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Are Mirka lambswool pads natural wool

Yes, Mirka lambswool pads are made of 100% natural lambswool....

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Updated July 1st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why is my pneumatic sander running slower than normal

First of all, check and make sure there are no air leaks in the line, and that your compressor is producing 17 CFM at 90 PSI, the recommended pressure. If the air supply is adequate, check that the pneumatic tool is properly lubricated - it needs to be oiled to perform best. When the tool is noticed to be running slower, add 1-2 drops of oil into th...

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