Is there such a thing as a sander that holds a full sheet of sandpaper?

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06-20-2014 08:08 PM

Is there such a thing as a sander that holds a full sheet of sandpaper?

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 08:11 PM

Why would ya want to do that?


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#2 posted 06-20-2014 08:13 PM

Why not?

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 08:15 PM

I think 1/3 sheet sanders are the biggest I’ve heard or. A full sheet sander would be kind of unwieldy.

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 08:19 PM

Yeah it would be unwieldy.
I was looking at the full sheet and just thinking that there might be one.

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 09:50 PM

That would be one big sander!!!
And i’d love to own one, seems pretty cool!

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 09:59 PM

It wouldn’t be too useful in making furniture because it would ride on
high spots and be unable to sand, for example, an even slightly
plywood cupped panel. The sander would take off the high
spots and go through the veneer before it got the low spots.

There are multi-head random orbit sanders with round pads used
in sanding floors and industrial applications.

I am sure a full-sheet type of vibrating sander has been made,
perhaps for something other than woodworking. I have only
seen 1/2 sheet ones at the largest.

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 10:54 PM

I have a 1/2 sheet Makita sander. It is the only sander I own and I have put about 40 hours of use or so on it. It is big, but it covers a lot of ground and has a dust collection port, which I use. I believe it is discontinued, but I think you can still buy them on amazon. Mine was built in Japan if that tells you anything about how old it is. Basically it was new old stock. Good sander though. I hate sanding, but I like the sander…

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#8 posted 06-21-2014 01:50 AM

When I want to sand a project that requires that large a sheet, it is usually the sheet that is stationary, and the part is moved. The reason I do it this way is because I have more control over the removal of material (and I’ve never seen a sander that big, except a belt sander, which would have taken off way too much material for the fine level of finish that I was seeking, due to the speed).

What do you want it for? Maybe look at drum sanders?

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