Yo whats up everybody I have been really board this week and decided to do a test does dust collection really help improve sandpaper life. It actually does because I am working on a fish tank stand right now and I have to do a lot of sanding. Now I dont really care if I have to sand something for 30 minutes but it doesnt matter how long it takes. I use a dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and I have been doing most of the heavy work with the 60 grit paper because Im trying to get all the old stain out. Now I know I could use a stain remover but I would still have to sand it either way so I just deiced to use the random orbit sander and then use the palm sander for the corners and edges. Now you would be surprised how good a 2 gallon shop vac can do because it made a huge difference and got the down out of my face and out of the air. Ok so thats about it I am going to go out to the shop now before it gets hot.
-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/