types of mechanical sanders?


Old 01-28-07, 11:46 AM
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types of mechanical sanders?

what are the pros and cons of the different types of mechanical sanders? Which one would I pick if I had to pick one (the most versatile).
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Old 01-28-07, 01:35 PM
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The only mechanical sander my dad made me use was either my left or right hand. What type mechanical sanders are you referring to? Belt, orbital, vibrating, oscillating tube?
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I only own 2 sanders. A Bosch 3x21 inline belt sander (versitile in that it's light, and flat on top so that you can turn it upside down and sand small pieces on it) and then a Dewalt 5" orbital sander, which is more of a finishing sander, although you can also get course grit discs for some of the rougher jobs.

Hand sanding still has its place too, and always will.
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Mr Dove, what will you be doing with a sander? Are you prepping a car for repaint, refinishing a hardwood floor, refinishing furniture/cabinets, or making furniture? These various applications require different sanders for optimum performance. Give us a hint about how it will be put to use and we will be able to better advise you. For instance, I have a 21" X 3" hand-held belt sander, a 6" X 48" belt table sander with 10" disk, a set of various size sanding drums for my drill press, a dual-action oscilating finishing sander, a 5" random orbital sander, a Ryobi detail sander, and numerous sanding blocks for hand sanding.

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