Which is best and can anybody recommend a good value one
|Matthew Platt||05/03/2008 09:16:00|
347 forum posts
Thats a seriously useful looking router lathe in your gallery.
|Andy Bell||05/03/2008 10:38:00|
156 forum posts
It sounds like my judgment of belt sanders being a bit rough and ready could be clouded by my experiance with a "cheap n nasty" tool that I've used. I get the feeling your collective experience can teach me alot.
|Olly Parry-Jones||06/03/2008 19:32:00|
2776 forum posts
Mike Garnham wrote (see)
.....and he used to stick the sand-paper on with some black gunk that came on a stick (from memory about an inch or so in diameter and wrapped in paper).
Mike, I noticed in their catalogue that Tilgear sell an affordable adhesive for sticking and easily-removing sanding discs, if you're interested?
|Mike Garnham||06/03/2008 19:37:00|
|4114 forum posts|
thanks for that.......however, I wasn't the one who got my dad's magnificent sander, so my interest was only academic. But I will go to the Tilgear site and see what the adhesive is.....thanks
A by-product of this discussion is that this is far and away the most popular string ever on this site, and a couple more entries will take us past 50!
|Keith McCarthy||14/03/2008 07:19:00|
|13 forum posts|
Belt sanders can be pretty aggressive, and dig a trench quite readily if you're not careful.
Randon orbit sanders are much easier to control, and can remove a lot of material readily (using 40 or 60 grit paper) or create a beautifully even, scratch free surface if you progress carefully through the grits up to 150 or 200 or even finer. Mine is a Bosch PEX400, which I think has just been superceded by a newer version. Performance is excellent, dust collection good, and it won't break the bank.
Keith McCarthy (in Australia).
|Mike Garnham||14/03/2008 07:49:00|
|4114 forum posts|
They can be aggressive, but a poorly used hammer can be more aggressive. Yet you wouldn't expect to find a workshop without a hammer....... It is all about skill and understanding the capabilities of the tool.
Anyway Keith, welcome to the site, and many thanks for taking this thread to the 50-mark!!
What part of Aus are you from? I have 2 brothers in Perth and have lived in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney in my time.......there is usually a bit more room for a workshop in Australia than we have over here with our tiny plots!
|derek willis||14/03/2008 09:04:00|
2314 forum posts
Can there be any more to say?
|Nancy Brown 1||14/04/2018 06:25:23|
12 forum posts
It depends which purpose you want to use. When smoothing large, flat surfaces, especially really rough ones, nothing beats the high speed and brute strength of a belt sander.
A random Orbit sander is the best for finishing.
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