anyone know anything about belt sanders?
yeah - they have belts, and they sand
sometimes, they're tough to hold on to
(they like to run away from you)
how much material do they remove at a time?
a little too much
I need something a lil better than my palm sander.
belt sanders are one of the fastest ways to destroy whatever you're working on
cradek that's what I was thinking
palm is obsolete
I need to take off about 1/16" or so
go to Sears, and get a belt/disc sander (benchtop)
it has some surface defets
the cheap ones are around $120 or so, I think
SWPadnos that be great... for the edges. This is for the top
but you get a wrok table that you can rest the workpiece on, so you have a lot more control over it
do you have a "mouse" size sander, or an orbital hand sander?
Palm sander.... 4" x 4"
ok, uses 1/4 sheet
EXCTLY what I have --> http://www.mytoolstore.com/makita/bo4552k.jpg
OK, just like my DeWalt ;)
that's probably the best tool for the job, actually
Ok, this is really weird... if I toss on 80grit, it goudges more than it removes. Toss in 215 grit, it removes a nice amount. Almost seems it removes more in (in scale)
this might be a good in-between: http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00911632000&subcat=Sanders
almost as if the 80grit wears down MUCH faster than the 215 grit does
a bigger version of what we have
the sand probably comes off easier
yeah, damn worthless sandpaper!
SWPadnos is that half sheet?
Hmmmm, for $40, I wonder if it's worth it.
compared to the palm sander
HeH, it seems that sandpaper is the only thing that hasn't gone synthetic (yet).
it is synthetic actually
well, the good stuff is
see ya alex
TorbaX_study is now known as TorbaX
see you later
fenn what 'good stuff'?
alumina, the purple stuff
it's probably more due to the binder than the abrasive
the tan colored paper seems to just rub right off
i feel like the purple stuff works better, but you're free to experiment
you should probably get a better opinion than mine :)