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Old 10-20-2011, 09:51 AM   #16
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should i buy a sander with shop vac attachment?


I don't think you should use an electric sander on drywall. It creates a huge amount of dust and shouldn't be necessary. Also, most vacs will clog up pretty quick with drywall dust and some will just stop working. Shop vacs have a vibrating filter I believe to avoid this. If you're compounding your joints correctly you should barely have to sand at all, definately by hand instead of an electric sander.

Is everyone in this thread using electric sanders on drywall?

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:57 AM   #17
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Forgot to mention it's not too good for the sander motor either.
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Power drywall sanders can be rented for about $50----They do a good job keeping down the dust.
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I don't think you should use an electric sander on drywall. It creates a huge amount of dust and shouldn't be necessary. Also, most vacs will clog up pretty quick with drywall dust and some will just stop working. Shop vacs have a vibrating filter I believe to avoid this. If you're compounding your joints correctly you should barely have to sand at all, definately by hand instead of an electric sander.

Is everyone in this thread using electric sanders on drywall?
Never.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #20
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the electric sander is AWESOME. i have one more small wall to finish and that's it. the the vac, there's almost zero dust. it's that good.

i'm not doing this as my daily job or anything.
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Is everyone in this thread using electric sanders on drywall?
Meh, generally, no. Occasionally, yes - particularly if I get a bit sloppy with a patch of hot mud and need to knock it down. I do believe that a big project would gum up most RO sanders, even with dust collection.

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