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333Matt 05-16-2012 07:27 PM

Will a Makita disc sander do my jobs?
I've got a big room with black walls and red sponged on top to restore to a primed finish, and a wood garage door with cracked/peeling white paint that needs repainted. Would buying the Makita GV5010 5-Inch Disc Sander be the holy grail here of saving time/sweat?

Any advice on how to use it and/or complete these projects, would be much appreciated!

woodworkbykirk 05-16-2012 08:57 PM

if you just looking to knock down a textured paint on walls a oribital sander is major overkill, pick up a pole sander and 100 grit sanding screens to knock it down

user1007 05-18-2012 08:33 AM

I sort of hate the concept of cheap plastic Chinese sanders but drywall dust is so hard on them I hate to spend a fortune on them. I bought on variable speed 5" orbital some years ago and refuses to die. It may be overkill but it was well worth $45.

PaliBob 05-18-2012 04:55 PM

Here is what a pole sander looks like

I would not use a small disk sander on walls

oh'mike 05-18-2012 05:53 PM

You should have a 5"disk sander in the shop---handy tool---Just not the best tool for sanding your walls--

I agree---use the stick sander indoors--save the disk sander for the garage door--I've never used the Makita--but the make fine equipment---

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