Orbital sander

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Orbital sander
« on: September 25, 2010, 13:01 »
I was asking my joiner about how I should maintain some wooden window frames and he suggested an orbital sander would make it much more straightforward than having to sand the lot by hand.

I don't need an all-singing and dancing one, but any recommendations for brand, tips for what to avoid etc?

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 16:12 »
What about a delta sander Yorkie, or even one of those "mouse" things? I think you would Google palm sander for one of those. OH has a Black and Decker orbital sander with delta attachment that he got for a very small amount of money and likes very much, but its possibly a more involved thing than you need for window frames.

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 17:24 »
I bought one of those "el-cheapo" ones from Argos, I can't remember how much, but it was very cheap. I haven't managed to kill it yet, but I'm still working on it after 3 years.

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 17:33 »
Thanks, both

In addition to standard window frames, I need to sand the little bars on small panes in a door, and bannister spindles.

I thought about this one as it has a special attachment for those little difficult areas - seems OK on the write-ups but I guess it could just be a gimmick.

No dust collection bag but I don't think I want to pay another 17 for that  ::)

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 18:49 »
Glazing bars on doors I would do by hand.

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 18:58 »
Glazing bars on doors I would do by hand.

Oh bother  :(

(I'm a lazy wotsit!)

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 22:28 »
whatever you decide to buy check out lidle for replacemend sanding discs they are much cheaper than B$Q
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 22:41 »
Ta  :)

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 22:18 »
Little bit late reply, but...
1) cheap sanders vibrate much more
2) best choice is 1/3sheet Makita sander
3) "mouse" sanders are usually good, but cost of pads
4) best way to remove old paint is use heatgun

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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 22:31 »
More than a little bit late Vit, eight months is quite a long time.  :D
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Re: Orbital sander
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 21:15 »
"4) best way to remove old paint is use a heatgun"

...and this is also the best bit of kit to give your chiminea a blast to get it going...



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