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Forum topic by Alan72 posted 05-01-2013 06:30 AM 1150 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alan72

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05-01-2013 06:30 AM

I bought my Jet 16/32 used,it came with 80 grit paper. I never had any issues until I replaced the paper with a new 80 grit roll from a new box. I ran some maple through the drum sander and then used the ROS going through the order 100-220 grit paper. SO should I start off the 100 grit paper on the drum sander or did I miss something when I was sanding with the ROS. What grit paper do you keep in your Drum sanders?


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Bill7255

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 12:19 PM

I don’t use 80 grit anymore. I use 120 90% of the time and some finer grits on occasion. I found 80 grit was hard to wrap and left some deep sanding marks. I suspect it is because I don’t seem to be able to wrap it as tight. 100 grit is probably ok, but consider to do most of the sanding with 120 grit.

-- Bill R

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#2 posted 05-01-2013 01:03 PM

i’d only use 60 or 80 for getting surface paint off reclaimed stock. if i am sanding machined parts, i start at 100.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#3 posted 05-01-2013 01:08 PM

+1 for toolie … I start at 100 and work up to 340 on the drum sander then finish the gits (to 600) with a ROS.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 05-01-2013 01:12 PM

I start at 120.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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