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Forum topic by helluvawreck posted 05-07-2013 05:16 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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helluvawreck

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05-07-2013 05:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: g8749 drumflap sander flap sander drum sander sanding sleeves

Is the G8749 a good sander to have for Intarsia and similar crafts? I also have a Jet oscillating spindle sander.

Where do you get the finer grit sanding sleeves and flaps/brushes (220, 320 and above)?

Thanks in advance for your help.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau


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patron

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 05:38 PM

all i know about the flap sander head
is the ‘straw bristles’ keep coming out
i have researched real bristles
but have only found the complete head assembly
google isn’t playing fair with me right now
so will have to wait till later
to check yours out

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Brent Golden

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 07:52 PM

I’ve had one for 10 years. Besides the scroll saw, its the next most important tool for intarsia. I order the sleeves from Grizzly and rubber sanding pad sticks that clean the sleeve pretty good. For the flap part, I cut and make my own as they last quite a long time. Its a good machine and grizzly backs it up. In the “My Workshop” pictures, you can see mine in a couple of them along with the scroll saw, all at a height where I don’t need to stand up, just spin around in my chair.

-- Brent Golden www.intarsiaonthebay.com

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Underdog

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 07:58 PM

I ordered the sleeves for our Jet oscillating sander from Woodworkers Supply.

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jack1

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 10:22 PM

I forgot the name of the company but it is in Canada and it has all types of sanding materiels. It’s called something “Supply”. Arrrggh Hate this old-timer’s disease…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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patron

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 10:29 PM

these guys might have the grits you are looking for
and charts about the different uses

http://www.master-sand.com/products/sanding-brushes/

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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