Oscillating power tool as a homebrew concrete vibrator?

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Old 08-16-13, 07:58 AM
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Oscillating power tool as a homebrew concrete vibrator?

I'm going to pour a slab for an air compressor, and I want to reduce the number of air bubbles in the concrete, especially at the exposed edges of the slab.

I have one of those cheap oscillating power tools, Harbor Freight 68861. If I take a piece of steel or aluminum bar stock and make it bolt on to the tool, would it work, well enough for something this small, to help reduce the air pockets in the concrete?
 
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Old 08-16-13, 08:08 AM
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For something small, I always just rapped the sides with a mallet and used my 1/4 sheet vibrating sander. Seemed to work just fine as long as I worked the concrete out to the edges of the form enough.
 
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I had forgotten about sanders... I'll have to see if my pneumatic random orbital has enough oomph with the old compressor if just pressed up against the sides of the forms...
 
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Dunno if a ROS will do the same thing. I would just wrap a rag around the pad on my 1/4 sheet.
 
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