Decent sanders?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by minnikin1, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. minnikin1

    minnikin1 Shepherd

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    We're looking for a decent sander for doing some extensive refinishing work.

    I'm wondering if there is something better than a palm/orbital sander but not as heavy and beastly as belt sander. And ideas?

    I'm working on tongue and groove ceiling and have to hold it up. BTW, I am a wimpy-thing.
     
  2. bill not in oh

    bill not in oh Well-Known Member

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    So far as I know a small orbital sander is your best bet. Hope it's a really small ceiling....
     

  3. kmaproperties

    kmaproperties Well-Known Member

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    six inch diameter dual action / random orbital, I love my porter cable.
     
  4. CatsPaw

    CatsPaw Who...me?

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    Takes yer choice. But, I would advise a hook and loop (which most are.) If you're really wimpy then you probably would not care about vac attachment requirements, though most of the bags are just short of worthless.
     
  5. TNHermit

    TNHermit Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What are you trying to do to it. Might be easier to scrape it. There actual scraper tools. Not just some putty knife :)
    If your trying to just sand between coats of finish then a scraper would be easy.
    WHen I finish furniture the only thing I sand is moldings. The rest is scraped

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=32670&cat=1,310,41069&ap=1

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    Other wise the 6 in Porter Cable
     
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