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Buffing option using a spindle sander #1: converting paint roller sleeves to buffers

10-06-2014 06:49 PM by luv2learn | 12 comments »

My latest edition of ShopNotes featured a tip sent in by a reader for buffing parts. Notice that he used his 1 1/2” Φ hole saw as a mount for a section of paint roller sleeve. I tried this and it will work, but me being me, I wondered if this would work better if the section of roller were mounted over the 1 1/2” Φ rubber drums of both my Rigid spindle sander and the small drum of my drill mounted drum. Since these drums expand the sleeves would not slip while buffing. My Rigid drums are 4 1/2” long which made it perfect for cutting a typical 9” paint roller sleeve in half. Another typical length of paint roller is 4” which when cut in half...

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