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Forum topic by steve6678 posted 11-18-2012 11:51 PM 2617 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2012 11:51 PM

I have been checking out the Mirka Ceros Sander and find it to be very interesting indeed.
I would love to hear from someone who may have one already.
When used with the Abranet paper, they claim it is “Dust-Free”
I spent a lot of time and money to get, pretty much (as far as I can tell) dust-free sanding with use of a shop-made downdraft table and a 5” Ridgid orbital that won’t die, I sometimes wish it would so I am forced to try another, hooked to 2 1/2” dust collection, it works nice, virtually no dust, plus I use a shop-made Air Exchanger, but I would like to try one of these Mirka’s, they seem hand friendly, and soft start, a DC motor (with a transformer included, very smart motor choice), which should last 4 ever, well, a long time…
Check it out…very nice video

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#1 posted 11-19-2012 12:15 AM

Wow, worth looking into…..

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 02:30 AM

I bought one about a month ago. I absolutely love it! It is very comfortable to use, not tiring like the ROS’s that stand 6” or more above the work. Easy startup and easy shut down. Little if any vibration in the hands. After a day in the shop sanding with 115V ROS’s my hands felt tingly and somewhat numb. Not with this one. The results are excellent. Much better then any other sander I’ve owned.I have it hooked up to a Fein vacuum and use regular 5 hole ROS paper and have no dust problem at all. I am thinking of getting the Mirka hose because if is much more flexible then the Fein hose.

In the 12 years since I went from hobby to professional I’ve worn out about 8 sanders. I really hope this one is going to last a lot longer considering the price tag. At least they have a much longer warranty then the other manufacturers.

Overall I am VERY glad that I forked out the money for this sander (especially in these tight times).

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 02:49 AM

no shit, huh!
Good 4 you for getting the Mirka set-up. I would love it but $5-bills right now is pushing it for a sander. I totally believe it is worth every penny though.
Good to hear. Happy sanding.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#4 posted 11-23-2012 05:07 AM

go to the Festool internet forum. There are several people who switched from festool to Mirca and love the Mirca. I love my festool but would consider getting the Mirca because of the reviews.

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#5 posted 11-23-2012 10:37 AM

The thing that would switch me from Festool to Mirka would be the noise levels. Festool sanders aren’t that much quieter than other sanders, which for me makes them a “daytime” tool. I’d love to be able to sand in the evening or later into the night, and with the Mirka (supposedly at 68db) I might be able to do that.

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#6 posted 11-23-2012 01:32 PM

DC motor is why it’s so pricey – and probably so good. They have a lot of torque and you probably can’t bog that thing down for anything. A whole collection of brushless DC tools sharing a cord and transformer sounds interesting.

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#7 posted 11-23-2012 03:26 PM

Been sanding about 5 years, professionally. Autobody, wood, and so forth. I have mostly air sanders, they look much like the Mirka, low profile, easy to control and much less strain on wrist and so forth. I wanted a good sander that I could use outside of the shop ( no air compressor). I looked at and bought the Mirka, couldn’t be happier, in reality I go for it ,over the air sanders. You can also set it up for the best dust collection I have ever seen on a sander . Just my .02

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#8 posted 01-18-2013 07:07 AM

This is the best random orbit sander on the market today, hands down. Power,control, smoothness, quiet, dust capture ect. I am 6 months into this tool and working on about my 400 th piece of paper and I`m still overjoyed about the purchace. The ceros paper is worth the price for its durability and dust sucking capabilities. Also the woven aggragate dosent come off the paper and become airborne or wood borne. If you can afford it, its so worth it. It will open opportunities formally not available with run of the mill sanders.. enjoy!

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