Videos #6: FastBreak Sander

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 07-12-2012 03:04 PM 5279 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another little video from FastCap—in this one we play around with the FastBreak sander. We recently shot a whole series of FastCap products, so I hope you like seeing these videos. :-) The tools are really great though.

This one is pretty short—no goofing around like the glue video. ;)

I have to say—after getting this item, it’s become one of my favourite tools. Sure, there are other ways to do this process, but this is by far the fastest for me. I was previously putting a small roundover bit in my router table but we use it for so many things that it was a hassle and I ended up waiting until I had a pile of things to round over. Now I can do it one at a time without worrying about what’s going on elsewhere. It comes with a fairly coarse grit (80 or 120, I don’t remember) but I threw 600 in it and I’ve been happy with that.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 05:43 PM

Better video then the previous one with the glue bottle. Less fooling around and clowning. Very informative.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 09:46 PM

Yeah, there’s less fooling around…
Doesn’t 600 grit clog pretty quickly?

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 04:39 PM

I take it this will take any type of sandpaper? This looks handy to load up with some 1500 grit or so and sand finish on the eased edges. I always either avoid sanding finish on edges, or sand through the finish


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#4 posted 07-13-2012 05:58 PM

Yeah, it uses any type of sandpaper. I have also used it with some steel wool by tacking it onto a piece of sandpaper that I stuck in it.

I have also used it with some super grits (1200, 1500) on pieces of plastic to knock a smooth edge. Works great. Would work great for a finished edge.

Most of the stuff I do has pretty finished surfaces before I start sanding it. It may be different depending on your style of production.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 06:23 PM

I usually ease edges with an 1/8” round over bit in a router before I sand. Not that visually noticeable, but not sharp to the touch. My problem is usually with the finish – be it poly, waterlox, etc. I sand in between coats and even with steel wool I sometimes get a little overzealous and completely remove the finish from edges. With a rounded profile on the paper I have a feeling that would be a lot easier to just take the nibs out of the finish and not completely remove it. The steel wool trick sounds awesome. If the price is inline with what I would want it to be, I may pick one up.

Thanks for the tip


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#6 posted 07-13-2012 06:26 PM

Also, I went to their website and am thrilled to see the “Lean” and “Kaizen” terms being used. I am a six sigma blackbelt and the process/quality manager for my company. I employ a lot of Six Sigma methodology. It seems to be Gimmicky in this case, but appreciated none the less


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