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Which Electric Sander to Use?

It's important that you pick the right sander for your next woodworking projects. From belt sanders and finishing sanders to random orbit sanders and straigh…


Q&A:

rutabaga asked What is the easiest way to refinish furniture?

I bought new furniture appx. 6 years ago and it has been all but destroyed by my lovely children. Anyhow I am not a crafty or handy person, so I need to find out what would be the most straightforward way to refinish my cherry wood coffee table and dining room table? Any tips would be appreciated!

And got the following answer:

Seeing whereas you have children, I am gonna give you the VOC free (or at least minimal) (Which are also pretty quick and straight forward) methods I can think of for refinishing your furniture. Also I have made a BIG assumption that these tables are either solid cherry or quality veneer which has never been stained)

STEP 1 (tools required)
orbital palm sander (i recommend Porter Cable VS333 +/- $75) and pads (80, 150, 220 grit)
Set of good cabinet scrapers (about $13) (try www.rockler.com)
good quality brush (polyester)

STEP 2 removing old finishing
Start with the sander (using the 80 grit and start removing the finish, be very careful at the edge, not to break them or cut sander hoopdees in them). Once you have removed this finish from all the flat areas, Use the cabinet scrapers to get into the curved areas (ogee edges and such), then resand the entire thing with the 150 grit, this time do the curved areas by hand with the sand paper (playing a Bach concerto during the hand sanding is a really great way to fool yourself this is a fun way to spend the evening). Repeat the entire process with 220 grit. Vacuum all surfaces . . .

STEP 3 (new finish)
If the tables look spotty or splotchy, chances are they were stained and the sanding has removed unequal amounts of stain at different areas. So choose a quality water based wood stain (low VOC), that is SLIGHTLY darker than the darkest spots remaining (this will even the tones of the wood). Apply the stain according to the label directions (including the dry times). Then apply the first of three coats of water-bourne poly in whatever finish you desire (gloss, satin, other), hand sanding lightly between coats with the 220 paper,
After the three coats your good to go (you’ll probably wanna go get a table saw and a bunch of other tools and start furniture making business, or you’ll give the sander to your neighbor and vow “Never Again” 🙂 (Trick of the trade, if you wish that ultra slick, smooth feel of HQ woodwork, apply a light coat of carnuba car wax, just like you’d do for a car)

Hope this helps, let me know if you need further info

PS
there are alternatives for just “sprucing” up these tables as well.

muchluv4pets asked Can I remove swirl marks caused by a buffer on my vehicle’s paint?

The idiot before me used a buffer on the paint, and apparently didn’t know how to use it properly, because the entire paint job is swirled. Is it possible to get something like this buffed out, or will I need a new topcoat?
If yes, how can I remove them??
My suv is royal blue, BTW.

And got the following answer:

Yes, there are several ways to go about this. I will list them from the cheapest to the most expensive and at the same time the results are low to best.

1. get some swirl remover from your local auto parts store along with a wax pad. get the pad wet with warm water and do some elbow grease on the car “waxing it”. let it dry/haze and them remove with a microfiber towel.

this will hide them for a bit but will need to be repeated often specially if the car is a dark color.

2. head for Sear’s or such and invest in a orbital buffer. this is like a random orbital sander that you buy terry cloth bonnets for. you apply the same swirl remover and instead of by hand, the machine does the work for you by you moving the machine around.

you cannot harm the car doing this, even if you push till the machine stops. you can cause damage by bumping mirrors and such though. and the terry cloth bonnets do tend to leave small scratches at time over time so they need replaced often.

3. this is what I use professionally and recommend this set up to ANYONE who waxes their own car or prefers to do it and just hates to do it by hand yet wants the professional results.

Head to Lowe’s or Home Depot’s tool department and look for this sander:

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This sander is like the orbital polisher. You can have it full speed and push on it till it stops and it will not harm the paint. This is NOT a high speed buffer that the professionals use but 1 step down.

Buy it for about $110 and then head to your local auto body supply store (not an Auto Zone or such). Ask them for a 3M blue or black foam waffle pad, thick, single pack. Do not get the thin dual pack. While at this store, pick up some swirl remover and some good wax as well as some microtowels. Also while here you will need to get a “velcro backing plate” for the sander, just ask for the 6″ one. As well as a black nylon detail/edging brush (should look like a black toothbrush).

Now once home, remove the normal black pad from the sander with the tool included. Screw on the velcro pad, stick on the nice thick foam waffle pad. Now get a fresh bottle and mix your swirl and your wax at a 60:40 mix, more swirl than wax.

Starting on say the hood (ensure car is cool, dry, clean and in shade) and put a bead of polish about 3 foot long on the hood and place the machine at the end, turn it on around 4-5 setting and now “hand wax the car”. That one bead of polish will do about 1/2 of the hood. Do not spread it so thin that you cannot see it nor see it haze. You want to see some product.

Let this dry for at least 4 hours or more to allow the chemicals to bond and do their thing. Then come back and hand polish the car down using the micro towels. You can also get micro towel bonnets and place one over the foam pad and use this to un-hand wax the car as well to save time and energy.

Now that the car is polished and unpolished, use that black toothbrush you bought and a micro towel and now go around the edges of all the panels, around the door handles, emblems, etc and remove all the excess wax. Just lightly act like your are brushing teeth to remove it.

Now on top of that, to keep this job nice there are a few tricks.

A. get a spray bottle and fill it with 1″ of your swirl/wax mixture and fill the rest with orange Rain-X washer fluid. shake and then spritz/spray over car at any time in the future to give it a “quick shine and clean” for that friday night. Ensure car is washed of course. This quick spritz is how dealers make their showroom cars look so good.

ps: during the spritz, use a microfiber towel to wipe on and another to wipe off. you can also use straight orange rain x washer fluid on the car to give it a dusting so to speak. the rain x allows it to flow without scratching

also you cannot over wax your car just so you know. you can wax it daily for a year and all you will do is protect it that much more, as each layer adds up. and I would recommend waxing the front 1/2 of the car many times as this is the area that takes most damage.

give me a car with 1 coat of wax and I will show you a rock chip at 55mph.

give me a car that has 15 coats of wax on the hood and that rock chip will never happen.

Matthew E asked What kind of maintanace do Porter Cable drywall sanders require?

I have two Porter Cable sander both of which are fairly new and also died on me today. Before I go and buy another one, can someone tell me what kind of maintance do they require so that this doesn’t happen to me again?

And got the following answer:

If this is the drywall sander with vac system, it probably is the motor brushes. Some newer tools have auto shutdown if brushes get worn too much.
If this is a palm sander or random orbital sander, they aren’t made to sand drywall- the dust probably penetrated into the motor and brushes. That dust really is hard on tools, clogs air inlets and causes them to overheat.
Blow out with low air from compressor blow gun, take to tool repair shop. Brushes and replace labor $20-$30.

[email protected] asked What is better for sanding siding, a random orbital sander or a disk sander?

And got the following answer:

if it is bevel siding porter cable makes a sander just for that . it is a disc type and it will remove all the paint. its about 100.00 but well worth it if you are doing the whole house

William W asked I an trying to connect my hook and pad sanders work on my new porter cable radial orbital sanders.?

my sander face is smooth. the hook and pad disk look like velro on the back. Do I need some kind of pad that sticks on the sander first? I am not
sure how to attahed the disk to the sander disk. Thanks

And got the following answer:

Porter Cable makes to faces for their orbital sander thew smooth one for the Stickies and the other is the Hook and Loop (The Velcro one) Many like the Velcro one better as it costs far less than the Stickies.

Lastly get a rubber stick to clean your sanders while sanding the disks will last a lot longer…..
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Yeah I used to work on wood before computers.

Percy asked Which is the best electric sander for wood to buy?

I have sears belt sander but would like to buy either a orbitor hand sander or pad. This would be used for cabinet doors and wood work.

And got the following answer:

If I were only permitted one sander, it would be a random orbital sander. They are the most versatile.

If you get one, be careful until you get the hang of it. They can be very aggressive sanders if you aren’t careful. You can take off a lot of wood and not realize it.

I personally have two Porter-Cable brand sanders.