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Should I use an orbital sander or a belt sander for sanding a section of varnished floor?

I've got both types of sanders and I use the belt sander when there is a lot of wood to be removed and the orbital sander when the amount of wood to be removed is small. You have a little better ...
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Should I use an orbital sander or a belt sander for sanding a section of varnished floor?

I always find belt sanders for this type of work to be a tad too aggressive. Especially when you only have a small area to do. An orbital sander will glide over the surface easier and has less risk ...
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Why is it a good idea to finish sanding a hardwood floor with a fine grit?

Finishing with a low grit sandpaper like 40 grit or 60 grit will leave too many scratches on the floor, making it rough. When you apply stain and finish, these scratches will actually be visible. Use ...
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Is an orbit sander preferable over a belt sander for tabletops?

Because of the different motions, a belt sander could cause a deeper "line" where the edge of the belt hits the wood, since you can only go back and forth with it, certainly not optimal. With an ...
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hook and eye orbital sander problem

Assuming you're using the correct adhesive system for the pad, there are two instances where this will happen: 1) Your pad is old and will no longer hook the loop, you'll have to replace the pad, ...
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How can I reduce a tool's shaft size to fit a drill chuck?

Big mistake reducing that shaft. First, you have a serious misfit between the application and the drive motor. A 1/2" drill simply does not have the torque or overall power required to turn a 12&...
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How can I reduce a tool's shaft size to fit a drill chuck?

There are lots of ways. What's "best" depends on your budget, timeline, skill set, and available tools. A step-down adapter would do: Otherwise... Use a grinder to reduce the shaft to a 1/...
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Drum sander attachment for drill keeps coming loose

Your Drill Chuck is actually the problem here. You can try a few different things. Buy a new chuck for that drill. Buy a new high quality drill. Since your spindle is damaged already, you might ...
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Can I use a round polishing sponge with a delta sander?

They're available for the 'mouse' type sanders, but tough to google "bosch mouse polishing fleece" eventually worked for me. They work fine on 'plastic' [polycarbonate] car headlights with ...
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Why is it a good idea to finish sanding a hardwood floor with a fine grit?

I had three rooms to redo and decided to experiment. One room I used only 30 grit on, another I used 30 grit and then 60 grit, the last I used 30, 60, and 120. I used a satin oil based polyurethane to ...
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Wet sanding using 1200 grit on my brown table has created a white/dust-like cover

I suspect the reason for the different outcomes is a result of using two different types of paint. The different properties and composition probably means their surface will respond differently to ...
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Should I use an orbital sander or a belt sander for sanding a section of varnished floor?

I recommend the orbital. It’s easier to control and will perform less aggressively. It also comes in handy later for power sanding over walls you may be prepping to paint or drywall repairs, something ...
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Flexible palm disc sander: Are there any other names?

I think "round hand sanding pad" or "round sanding block" get you there. Google 1 | Google 2
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Should I remove this gray layer on freshly bought steel?

Looks like mill scale. It's normally removed prior to riveting, welding and painting. It is metal oxide but it's a pretty good rust barrier in the short term. Painting over mill scale works well... ...
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Is an orbit sander preferable over a belt sander for tabletops?

I would NEVER use a belt sander for finish work especially with polyurethane. Can it be done , not with 220 grit and possibly not even with 400 grit. Belt Sanders rip a line with each grain of the ...
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hook and eye orbital sander problem

Others have correctly identified that the backing plate with the hooks is a replaceable wear item on the sander. What others haven't mentioned is that your technique with the tool can accelerate its ...
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hook and eye orbital sander problem

I have owned five different brands of sanders that use hook and loop attachment. Every sander, after four or five uses will no longer hold the paper. I purchased a new pad for the Porter Cable sander ...
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Is my orbital sander fixable?

I've sorted this out now, and in case I mislead anyone else with this, there was NOT a broken down flexible linkage in there, it was just compacted sawdust as some have suggested. The problem was just ...
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Is my orbital sander fixable?

https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/service/replacement-parts/ Bosch may have a answer. i have had lots of lock using PERMATEX Right Stuff. Silicone based, fast drying, strong and dependable.
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