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-db 09-26-2009 09:57 AM

Sanding disc recomendation?
We just picked up a used Clarke 17" buffer/sander to do our floors with.

Anyone have any disc recommendations from personal experience?

I had also hoped to grind my cement in the garage, but the adapter for that seems to be $500.00, so I may have to rent one for that.

user1007 09-26-2009 10:35 AM

The abrasive or screening discs are really going to depend on how much you need to take off. Are you just taking off the existing finish or do you also need to get down into the wood? That machine is probably not the best choice if you need to do a major re-surfacing of the wood itself although with patience it might work. You will be spinning across the grain though (not such a good idea) so error on the side of finer grit discs and added labor. A random orbital floor sander or if you are attentive, daring and careful---or experienced with one---a drum sander, going with the grain, would be a better bet for anything major.

I would definitely rent something else more specific for grinding the concrete.

-db 09-26-2009 01:22 PM

The reasons we chose this route was because we were able to buy the machine for the cost of a couple day rental of a drum sander and the rooms we are doing are rather small. We can do a room at a time this way instead of trying to get everything done in a weekend. Also, if we were to use the drum style, we would spend most of the time feathering in and out and not alot of straight sanding time due to room size.

jce 08-13-2010 08:46 PM

how did you make out with this sander ???

-db 08-13-2010 09:57 PM


Originally Posted by jce (Post 485422)
how did you make out with this sander ???

Not so well. The grit we needed to use was to much to control the machines circular motion, and the finer grits were clogging up. I think it may work for a repoly or a light sanding.

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