LumberJocks

Mirka Ceros Sander

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by smartlikestick posted 1213 days ago 5708 views 1 time favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View smartlikestick's profile

smartlikestick

52 posts in 2202 days


1213 days ago

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


20 replies so far

View bigike's profile

bigike

4031 posts in 1913 days


#1 posted 1213 days ago

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

View smartlikestick's profile

smartlikestick

52 posts in 2202 days


#2 posted 1213 days ago

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

View Loren's profile

Loren

7387 posts in 2272 days


#3 posted 1213 days ago

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

View woodyk72's profile

woodyk72

11 posts in 1155 days


#4 posted 1155 days ago

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.

View woodyk72's profile

woodyk72

11 posts in 1155 days


#5 posted 1153 days ago

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

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1317 days


#6 posted 1153 days ago

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

View woodyk72's profile

woodyk72

11 posts in 1155 days


#7 posted 1153 days ago

Heres a picture and a link of the Peachtree Special

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

View Hacksaw007's profile

Hacksaw007

591 posts in 1813 days


#8 posted 1153 days ago

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

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

12260 posts in 2722 days


#9 posted 1153 days ago

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

View Napoleon's profile

Napoleon

788 posts in 1433 days


#10 posted 1153 days ago

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

View woodyk72's profile

woodyk72

11 posts in 1155 days


#11 posted 1153 days ago

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.

View Napoleon's profile

Napoleon

788 posts in 1433 days


#12 posted 1152 days ago

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

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

View ChrisForthofer's profile

ChrisForthofer

150 posts in 1691 days


#13 posted 1152 days ago

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

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

12260 posts in 2722 days


#14 posted 1152 days ago

Thanks I will have to check my compressor.

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

View ChrisForthofer's profile

ChrisForthofer

150 posts in 1691 days


#15 posted 1152 days ago

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

showing 1 through 15 of 20 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase