drum sander vs. buffer/sander

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Old 05-03-02, 06:02 AM
JMK
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drum sander vs. buffer/sander

Tonight I am to begin sanding a beautiful wood floor in my house found under some very nasty tile! The floor is in very good shape and it appears that it will not need much sanding at all. I have been reading up on refinishing process and am getting mixed messages about what type of sander to use. I want to use the best tool for the job so that I don't mess my floor up! Could anyone help me decide as to what sander I should use - drum sander or buffer sander? Thank you so much for any help.
 
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Old 05-04-02, 06:14 AM
Locy's Hardwood
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buffer vs. sander

If the floors are free of adhesives, paint, etc. and they are in REALLY good shape you can do whats called a screen and recoat. using the buffer with a 120 screening pad you rough up the surface so the new coats will adhere. and in between coats you use a maroon or blue pad (available from rental stores) and you are done. but the floor needs to be in excellent condition for this.
go to www.finishingwoodfloors.com for more info
 
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