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Forum topic by niki posted 2684 days ago 882 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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2684 days ago

Good day

I would like to share with you some very simple improvement that results in virtually no dust sanding and also saves some time and money.

Most of the sanders come with dust collection (DC) holes at the bottom and you have to buy special sanding papers that fits the holes or, to drill them yourself.

Even with the DC holes, the dust collection is not “something to write home about”

So, I got tired of it and decided…... “Modify”...

First, I cut the pad from the holes line (actually, I changed the pad to narrower one), leaving the holes totally exposed.
Second, glue a cardboard with carpet tape so it’s easy to replace if and when needed.

With this arrangement, I take an A4 sheet and cut it to 4 so I get 4 strips of 2-3/4” width that I just clamp to the sander (no holes).

When you are sanding, hold the sander in an angle along the sanding line and you will get “zero dust” sanding.

Best regards
niki

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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 2684 days ago

Very nice mod. I might try it. I have not had much luck with dust collecting from any of my home sanders. Any suggestions for random orbit?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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niki

426 posts in 2716 days


#2 posted 2684 days ago

Thank you Gizmodyne

”Any suggestions for random orbit”

Yep, it’s in the “kitchen” now “cooking” for tomorrow’s post (I have to “shrink” the pics to fit the narrow format of the forum page width).

niki

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2684 days ago

so you’ve basically created “walls” on the sides to keep the dust “in” and going out the shute!

keep them coming niki

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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niki

426 posts in 2716 days


#4 posted 2684 days ago

Thank you Debbie

You are correct, I created two tunnels that all the vacuum is concentrated in.

But, being a female, how you did not think about the word “Skirting” instead of “walls” :-).

Anyway, that will be tomorrow’s post title, “Skirting the ROS

niki

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Karson

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#5 posted 2684 days ago

Very nice Niki. Waiting to see your skirt.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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niki

426 posts in 2716 days


#6 posted 2684 days ago

Thank you Karson

Well, I’m not “Prince of Wales” so you will not see my skirt :-)

But I promise that tomorrow you will see the ROS “skirted”

niki

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jpw1995

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#7 posted 2683 days ago

Or “kilted” for our Scottish friends.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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