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06-23-2015 08:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 12 sander stationery sander sanding

Hello Everyone,

I’m a new Lumberjacks member and this is my first post.

I’m thinking about getting a 12” disk sander. But I’m also thinking I might be able to use higher grit 6” sanding disks on this as well.

Is this a goofy idea? Is anyone else doing this? I don’t have a large shop and need to stretch my tool budget right now by getting tools that might be able to do double duty (i.e., 12” sander using 6” disks).

Thanks for your thoughts and comments. I’m glad to be here!

Bruce


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#1 posted 06-23-2015 08:14 PM

That would only give you about 1-2” of sanding area.
Why wouldn’t you use 12” disk?

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 08:37 PM



That would only give you about 1-2” of sanding area.
Why wouldn t you use 12” disk?

- Drew

Hi Drew, thank you for your note. I can get 12” sanding disks up to 400 grit which I would use. But I can only find higher grits (i.e., 600, 800, etc.) in 6” sanding disks. I was thinking it would be convenient, and maybe save me from having to buy another tool, if I could use 6” sanding disks on a 12” disk sander.

I’m making small boxes. I tried sanding them with my 5” Mirka sander but it’s very awkward. So I thought having a stationery sander I could lift the piece up to might work better.

Thanks -
Bruce

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#3 posted 06-23-2015 08:52 PM

Keep looking, they’re out there.
I know Klingspor has them, but you have to buy a 10 pack, and w/o an account that runs about $70

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#4 posted 06-23-2015 09:45 PM

Bruce, there’s no reason why you couldn’t do that. 6” disks would also give you the option to use them on your drill if you wanted to.

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#5 posted 06-24-2015 01:08 AM

There are some people who take a 12” disc and cut out the center and place the 6” in the middle that way you have 2 grits at the same time running on the 12” disc sander.

While this may not work for you, at least, it shows that people do get enough sanding capacity from the 6” portion of the disc.

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#6 posted 06-24-2015 01:34 PM

There’s no reason why it can’t be done but you will inevitably hit the unprotected part of the platen by hitting it or maybe gouging it , then the 12” disk may not stick properly.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 06-24-2015 01:46 PM

Does this help
http://trugrit.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=102_16&sort=1a&perPage=25&page=2

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#8 posted 06-24-2015 01:46 PM

Klingspor 12 inch disks up to 1200 grit. Contact them to see who sells their product in the grit you need.

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#9 posted 06-24-2015 02:07 PM

+1
And they own a few WW stored in the NC area. They are the biggest (according to them) abrasive mfg on earth.


Klingspor 12 inch disks up to 1200 grit. Contact them to see who sells their product in the grit you need.

- WoodNSawdust


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#10 posted 06-24-2015 02:08 PM



Does this help
http://trugrit.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=102_16&sort=1a&perPage=25&page=2

- conifur

Conifur,

Wow, thanks for the link that is excellent!!

Bruce

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#11 posted 06-24-2015 02:11 PM



Klingspor 12 inch disks up to 1200 grit. Contact them to see who sells their product in the grit you need.

- WoodNSawdust

WoodNSawdust,

Thanks for directing me to Klingpor. I swear I looked at their site before and didn’t see anything above 400 grit in a 12” disk but I just looked again and there they were. :)

I find out where the nearest retailer is.

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#12 posted 06-24-2015 02:12 PM

Much thanks to all of you who replied.

You guys are the best and I appreciate all your comments and suggestions!

Bruce

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#13 posted 06-24-2015 02:22 PM

http://www.woodworkingshop.com/
This is my local Klingspore store in Winston Salem. Helpful. Also they have dump bins of paper if you go there.

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