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Posted on The dumpster find PAIN!!!

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 01:55 PM


Your HF sander is a bargain and I believe that even if you have to buy 4 of them to remove the finish, you will still have a lot less $$ invested than had you bought a major brand and wore it out.

I would recomend that you connect it to, at least, your shop vac to keep the air clean as possible.

A major concern with this finish removal isn’t just the wood dust you are getting on your t-shirt and jeans and breathing into your lungs. You are also breathing in the micro particles of the aluminum oxide finish.
Our bodies can not break down or expell some of these new finishes. I’m not an expert nor even well informed on this particular finish but I would definately sand this outside with plenty of fresh air and at least an upgraded dust mask or resperator.
Err on the side of Safety.

gfadvm: can you or another LJ, offer any additional hazard/safety info on this aluminum oxide finish remmoval?

Best Wishes, Work Safely and have Fun. Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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