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01-02-2011 10:04 PM

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This morning I took the first step in improving the dust control in my shop.
I went to buy a Rigid 5.00” ROS that I can connect to my shop vacuum.
I had a Black & Decker ROS which was working great but it had no dust collection.
Now I have a new issue: I have well over 300 sanding disks with the wrong hole pastern.
The Black & Decker used 5 holes pattern , the Rigid uses 8 holes pattern.
How can punch new holes in the old disks?

-- Bert


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#1 posted 01-02-2011 10:11 PM

I’m curious how easy it was to connect the rigid sander to the shop vac. I have a Dewalt ROS and a Craftsmen shop vac. Connecting the two requires a healthy dose of duct tape. It works, but taking it off and putting it back together is a royal PITA. I have no problems with my Dewalt ROS and was thinking of replacing the shop vac. Is that the way the go or is it possible to find some sort of adapter I cannot yet find. I’m also curious how well the rigid shop vac works and what diameter hose you’re using. I see the Rigids come in a variety of sizes.

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 10:12 PM

Draw out the 8 holes on a piece of scrap. Drill the holes on the piece of scrap and put some dowels on the holes that match up with the 5 holes. Now use a punch to make new holes into the drilled holes remaining.

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 10:23 PM

To answer your question re holes, my 80 grit disks have 5 holes. I have an 8 hole sander. I simply do my best to align one and two half holes while still centering the disk as best as I can. This works well enough. I don’t think poking even more holes is the best idea in the world, at the very least don’t poke 8, maybe only 2-3.

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 10:27 PM

Will Stokes, very easy the hose fits right into the sander.
The sander accepts two different sizes of hose

-- Bert

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 03:01 AM

I MAKE MARKS ON MINE WITH A SHARPIE TO THE HOLE PATTERN , SET THEM UP ON A PIECE OF CARD BOARD ABOUT 150 YARDS , AND SHOOT HOLES THROUGH THEM WITH A 322 CAL. ITS OK IF YOUR A LITTLE BIT OFF THEY WILL STILL WORK.

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 07:06 AM

Going to take a stab at it, how about making two plywood discs just over sized from actual discs and drill pilot holes in one side matching the sanders pattern and drive large diameter nails thru pilot holes,now drill mating holes in other disc allowing nails to pass thru. Install as many sanding discs as You feel comfortable and now using an F-style clamp(large) slowly start compressing discs together creating the desired pattern ! Of coarse this is just in theory but perhaps it might work. Anyways hope You can come up with something that works, thats a lot of discs just laying around collecting dust ! GOOD LUCK ! ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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