refinishing hardwood floors


Old 03-21-15, 12:50 PM
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refinishing hardwood floors

I just moved into a lovely home with hardwood floors in vero beach fl and rented a drum sander to refinish them. I am using 80 grit for the bedrooms which have very little to almost no clear coat left on them. I'm having issues getting the low spots on the floor. Do I need to do multiple passes until it's even and gets the low spot or would that mess up the floors? Or should I get a belt sander or something else to get the low areas? This is my first time doing floors, though I do other types of woodworking. Thank you!
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Old 03-21-15, 02:44 PM
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Best bet, hire this one out.
There going to be faster, less dust, and a far better finish.
PS, no way do you want to be using a belt sander on a hardwood floor!
Old 03-21-15, 03:43 PM
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It sounds like you let the drum sander work in one spot - not moving it quick enough. While drum sanders are very efficient at sanding down floors they are not novice friendly! More passes with the drum sander should even it out BUT a lot depends on how much wood is left. As Joe said, sanding with a drum sander is best left to the pros. How deep are the dips?

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