|Review by DustyNewt||posted 06-09-2008 12:48 AM||3176 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
This sander was purchased because I needed one for the workshop but I also needed something to sand the floors we are refinishing in our 76 year old home. This guy proved to be a champ.
The floor I started on is about 400 sq.ft. This is pretty much how the entire floor was when we ripped up the carpet;
These are the results;
This sander, $130.00 plus tax, paired with my Fein Turbo III vacuum busted through carpet adhesive, gouges and scratches in the old yellow pine floor that has cured so that you can’t even drive a nail straight. I went over the floor three times. 40, 80 and 120 grits (about $50.00 total). The sander never complained and is raring for the next floor.
I experimented a little, without reading the directions of course. The coarser grits seem to work better at slower speeds and the finer grits at faster speeds.
It might be a little overkill in the shop on the small boxes and such that I make, but when I have to hog down some rough stuff, it’ll be ready to go.
-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/