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Loren

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#1 posted 628 days ago

1. because you need to really flatten the surface in order
to move it down, if you start with a finer grit, you’ll
need to do more passes.

These sanders can do a good job of flattening and
finish sanding, but they have to do the flattening first,
and there’s no real way around that. Changing grits
is not enough of a hassle that you’d want to avoid doing
it, but it is enough that you’ll want to gang your
work into batches to finish at rougher grits, change
paper, the run the batch again and so forth.

A rubber belt-cleaning block is essential to have on hand
because if one section of the paper glazes or gets
clogged it throws off the consistent thicknessing
you need to get right in order to move to the next grit.

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