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Old 04-02-2011, 02:11 AM   #1
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Going to be sanding and refinishing our oak hard wood floor. What's the best kind of a sander that I should get for doing in and around small areas (like corners, along walls, the closets)- orbital, belt, palm?

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Old 04-02-2011, 07:22 AM   #2
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Fein sander would be tool of choice. But Here Harbor Freight has a knock off that would work well and is easy use to what you need.


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Old 04-02-2011, 08:59 AM   #3
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Carbide-tipped paint scrapers work fast and smooth.
Ask anyone who refinishes floors and wood stairs.

I use these from Sandvik. The blades are reversible and replaceable.

They get right into the corners and many times don't require any further sanding.
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Thanks, very helpful!
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the machine doesnt matter really, it's the knowledge behind it, if you dont know exactly what your doing your gonna make a big mess... no offence

For small areas you would have to use and edging sander, they are basically like chain saws, if you don't know how to run one you will definatley tear chunks of wood into your floor.... but if the floor is really beat up already and you dont mind taking the chance.. youtube a few videos and give it a go.

Best choice, call in a pro, they;re expensive but for a reason, they;ll make your floor look like it's practically new.

your choice
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