Orbital Sander "Landing Pad"

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05-19-2010 09:39 AM

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Yep! That’s what it says on the side of the Unit. Also known as a ”Sanding Sitter”. I bought mine at Lee Valley about 3 years ago. $17.15 for the 5” Model, they also have a 6” Model and extra Crepe Pads. Link is Here.

Orbital Sanders and ”Run On” can be a bit of a Pain. This Device solves that Problem. Right after Shut Off just sit it in the “Landing Pad” (Manufacturer says “Aggresively”) that is like a Mini Lazy Susan. It has Ball Bearings under the Holder and allows the Run On to Continue and Stop Unattended. It can also be adjusted to whatever Degree of “Run On” you would like depending on how Aggresive your Orbital is.

The best part is that it sits on a Crepe Disc that also CLEANS your Sanding Disc in the process! I was pleasantly surprised at how well it does that! I use Norton 3X’s Discs that ARE worth the extra money. Now, they last even longer, thanks to the Cleaning that takes place. To me the $17.15 is an Investment not an Expense.

BONUS: I bought a new set of Sanding Sleeves for my Drum Sanding Kit. Then ….Why Not Try?? I put the OLD Sleeves that were still on the RUBBER Drums and Arbors into the Drill Press, Started it up and used the Crepe Disc from the “Sitter” to see if I could CLEAN THEM. It brought ALL the Various sizes back to about 80/90% New. Next to NO wear on the Crepe Disc. Yes. You could also buy a Crepe Block for about $6.00 that will do the same thing.

FREE TIP: One of our LJ’ers saw my Drill Press Table and PM’ed me. He said that he had the same Sanding Sleeves, Drums & Arbors but the Sleeves were VERY hard to get on the Rubber Drums (the rubber “Holds” it’s Bulge after use) He’d asked the Seller and Others how to correct that. No answer. ANSWER: I put the Sanding Arbor and Rubber Drums ONLY into my Drill Press, turned it on and using some 250 Sand Paper LIGHTLY took them down until the Sanding Sleeve fit was Perfect. He was Happy with that solution.

Hope this is of use to you. Rick

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