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Old 07-14-2010, 08:43 AM   #31
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That's the problem. An orbital sander is not meant for drywall. The dust is way too fine. Go to the HD web site. Type in "drywall tools" in the search bar. You can find several options for "dustless" sanders. Hyde has a hand sander and a pole sander which attach to a vac and are reasonably priced.

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Old 07-22-2010, 05:27 PM   #32
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That's the problem. An orbital sander is not meant for drywall. The dust is way too fine. Go to the HD web site. Type in "drywall tools" in the search bar. You can find several options for "dustless" sanders. Hyde has a hand sander and a pole sander which attach to a vac and are reasonably priced.
+1 on this! I had sheetrock dust all over the kitchen. Will never do it with an orbital sander again, especially in a finished house.
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yup. dust gets everywhere. the options are to enclose the area or cover everything. when the job is throughout the house the work is not done in sections, it becomes tiresome to enclose/cover everything. we opted to vacuum and dust later but gave it a good try at capturing it while sanding. we held up the wands of both a house vacuum and shop vac.

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