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Forum topic by smartlikestick posted 04-25-2011 05:39 AM 6047 views 1 time favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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smartlikestick

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04-25-2011 05:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Hey all.

I have been looking at some high end sanders for a long time. I have a ton of sanding to do this year, plus I am fed up with coupled with sanding dust from my current Makita ROS. I’ve spent time looking at both the Festool Rotex and now the Mirka Ceros. I think that I am going to drop the money on the Ceros. Just wondering if any of you have any experience with it and what your thoughts are? I want to move into some more organic flowing furniture (aka Maloof-ian) and I think it would be a great fit. Let me know what your thoughts are.

Mike

-- -- Mike Beauvais


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#1 posted 04-25-2011 05:44 AM

I think a dynabrade is a better choice plus you can buy two for the price of their one they take air though but they are a real tough sander that leave a very smooth very nice finish.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 05:50 AM

I agree that there are some sweet air tools out there, but the size of compressor you need to run these is cost prohibitive. My draw to the Ceros is that it is a electrically driven unit – meaning it can go anywhere. Thanks for the feedback bigike.

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 08:50 AM

If you are going to do a lot of curved sanding like chairs, a la Maloof,
a pneumatic drum sander would be a good investment.

Random orbit sanders do their best work on flat surfaces.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 03:05 PM

I saw the Ceros sander at Peachtree Woodworking in Atlanta last week. It was on display so I had the chance to toy around with it. I can honestly tell you that it is a kick but little sander. Very light, and very comfortable in my hand. It also has a really responsive variable speed control. Im not a professional by any stretch, but this sander will definitely be in my workshop soon.

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 03:23 PM

FYI:
Peachtree Woodworking just launched a special on the Ceros Sander. You get 75 Free Abranet Sanding Discs and Free shipping when you buy a Ceros Sander. Sounds like a pretty good deal. Im not sure if you can purchase this online or just through the special only. Here is the link to the Ceros page on Peachtree’s website.
http://www.ptreeusa.com/edirect_062411.htm

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 03:27 PM

I like the Mirka because of the “pneumatic style” switch. I prefer pneumatic, but you’re right, they eat a ridiculous amount of air. I think my favorite one gobbles 10. I’ve got the Festool and a few DeWalts. Never held the Mirka.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 06:31 PM

Heres a picture and a link of the Peachtree Special

http://www.ptreeusa.com/edirect_062411.htm

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 07:05 PM

If air is a problem take a look at the Porter Cable 7424 Heavy duty Orbital Sander. I have two and have used them for years and years. They have a lot of power compaired to electric finish sanders. I have tortured these sanders and they still keep running. They do take a little getting used to with the off center motor, but where there is no air, they can’t be beat. You can change the size of the pads with a counter balance kit, or just do it with out it. I used these professionally for Pennsylvania House Furniture at the furniture markets, and in the factory when rework needed done in the warehouse. Now they live with me at home. I use air a lot now but these are really worth looking at. I also use them to “rub” tops on furniture with Mirka Pads. I bought mine at $80.00 each but now they have at least doubled, check e-bay for used ones!

-Mike

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7424-Variable-Random-Orbit-Polisher/dp/B00004SUQ8/ref=sr_1_20?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1308934769&sr=1-20

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#9 posted 06-24-2011 07:45 PM

The best dust solution I have seen is…. Just sayin… : ^ )

Seriously, you would have to do a ton of Sanding to justify $500. How big of an Air compressor is needed to run a pneumatic sander?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 06-24-2011 07:56 PM

Hi Mike

i tryed the mirka ceros yesterday and it is wonderfull. So small and fells like a feather in my hand,and it does a great job. I would pick that over Festool next time i change.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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woodyk72

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#11 posted 06-24-2011 08:00 PM

Wayne,
It’s electric! Thats the beauty of it! Im seriously considering ordering this simply because of it’s small size and power. It really works. I know it’s pricey, but when I held it in my hand, it was very comfortable and hardly vibrated. It seems to be a very high quality tool.

PS it comes with a transformer, so Im sure that ads to the price.

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#12 posted 06-24-2011 08:50 PM

In Denmark my friend bought it on speciel price to 400dollars including the transformer

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#13 posted 06-24-2011 09:17 PM

WayneC

Most air sanders I have looked at are in the 10scfm range. Thats some big air consumption, one day I will have a 175psi dual stage that will laugh at that draw but until then anything thats pratical for my current shop is not even close.

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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#14 posted 06-24-2011 09:19 PM

Thanks I will have to check my compressor.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 06-24-2011 09:27 PM

Wow, just checked the specs on the Mirka air powered versions… 481 liters/min which converts to 16.98 SCFM. Ouch.

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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