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PORTER-CABLE 330 Speed-Bloc 1.2 Amp 1/4 Sheet Sander – Amazon.com

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Porter-Cable Porter-Cable 382 5-in Random Orbit Sander Review

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Q&A:

asked How can I sand very small wood details?

I’m trying to sand down a very old organ. Although it has been fairly easy to sand the larger pieces, there is a good deal of intricate woodwork that is too small to get sandpaper into. Particularly difficult are a series of very small rings that look a little like this:
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How can I sand the inside of those rings? I’ve tried just sticking the sandpaper on in there, but when I do that I can’t apply the needed pressure.

Thanks!

And got the following answer:

porter cable sells a detail sander. I never really liked the sander itself, i think it is to aggressive, but it does come with a lot of c v and o shaped rubber tips for the thing. You apply peel and stick sand paper to them and supposed to put them in the sander, i usually just use them to sand by hand.

You can try to go to a porter cable store and buy these parts or make something out of wood yourself and cover it with sand paper.

Ashley Girl <3 asked my porter cable belt sander not working right?

I have a 3×12 porter cable belt sander.
i was using it yesterday with no prob. to day i just went to start using it and soon as i went to pull back on the trigger it would not start so i checked to see if the power to that outlet was there it there is power at the wall so i know its something with the belt sander. i tried to see by pulling back on the trigger and pushing the belt on a piece of wood wold get it running and it did. the only thing is when it started up it made a lot of sparks and i know that is not good so i took the cover off and seen if it had just to much dust inside it and maybe that was the prob so i took and used the air get the dust all out and put the cover back on it then tried it one more time and still same thing. is there any thing i can do to try it get it working other then what i have tried? or do i need to but a new part for it?
the brushes are still in good shape.

And got the following answer:

May need motor brushes.

Opinion3 asked Best random orbit sander?

I want to spend less than $200, although I would consider going over if it is really worth it. I would be using it to sand painted dressers, tables, parts of staircases, etc.

And got the following answer:

I have a Porter Cable model 344 that I like very much. It can be held in one hand and uses 5″ discs. You can get one for $70 to $90.

Most people seem to like the hook and loop type of pads but I still use the PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) pads.

April asked Good palm grip sander?

I want to get a palm grip sander. It doesn’t have to be great but being good would be nice. I looked at home depot and lowes online but I have no idea which brand is better then another so any help would be great.
Another thing, I’m looking for one around $50 or less.

And got the following answer:

For most of my career, the Porter Cable 330 Speed Block Sander was considered the only one to use: http://www.7corners.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=603_609&products_id=48382
$89

I see that Porter Cable has introduced a less expensive model (probably due to Porter Cable having been taken over by the dreaded Black and Decker who are infamous for churning out cheap tools):
http://www.7corners.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=603_609&products_id=48384
$49

One of the benefits with going with a good, reputable American company with history is that their units will be repairable for a long time to come. My Porter Cable Speed Blocks are thirty-some years old now and I can still get parts for them. That will likely not be the case with the Asian companies like Ryobi or Makita and definitely not the case with the poorer Ridgid line.

richardtaggartscott asked how to replace the pad on a porter cable sander?

the hook and loop pad is needs replacing

And got the following answer:

Look for them in the phone book. I used to buy replacement parts direct from them but don’t have the number anymore.

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:

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/images/prod/6/Porter-Cable-7335-rw-76925-21283.jpg

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.

Opinion3 asked Best random orbit sander?

I want to spend less than $200, although I would consider going over if it is really worth it. I would be using it to sand painted dressers, tables, parts of staircases, etc.

And got the following answer:

I have a Porter Cable model 344 that I like very much. It can be held in one hand and uses 5″ discs. You can get one for $70 to $90.

Most people seem to like the hook and loop type of pads but I still use the PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) pads.

Freedom asked What are the advantages of using orbital sander discs with suction holes in them over non holed sanding?

Hello,

A few weeks ago I purchased the cheapest random orbital sander from menards, their tool brand. It seemed that the motor included with it wasn’t strong enough to spin the sand paper at any sort of acceptable speed, at least in my opinion. I wasn’t pressing down in a way that would prevent movement. So I returned the random orbital sander and I am shopping for another. Something I am weighing is the benefit of using a orbital sander that uses a suction system, it would require several holes in the sanding disc. I assume that the purpose behind this is to catch the dust that is created allowing the disc to stay useful for longer or something to that tune. Is that it? Is there much of a difference in using a non suction system? I’ve tried a orbital sander wet, it seemed to cause the sander to clog very quickly, perhaps part of the problem was I was using a very low grit. I should mention that all I have worked on is aluminum. 5052 1/8ths thick and 3003 1/16ths thick. I’ve been considering using a system that didn’t involve suction or the hook and loop system as it seems the sanding discs are far cheaper. It’s hard to say which is the ‘best’ system. Generally best for me seems to be which would allow me to surface the aluminum to begin buffing as quickly as possible. It sounds likely that the hook and loop system is the fastest to use and the suction system may allow for faster, better sanding.
What is the ideal speed on a random orbital sander?

I am also interested in anyone’s reviews or opinions on their electric random orbital sander. I am shopping, as I mentioned. I don’t have a large budget, I don’t think I want to spend over $100.00 on the sander itself.

Thanks for reading my question.
I don’t know if you guys would be interested in this, thanks for answering my question by the way, I found something online called abranet. I feel pretty confident about what it claims although I have never tried it myself. I am going to get a small set of 80-600 grit of it and see how it works out.

I feel a little lost in regards to a ‘paste type of polishing system’. I have never heard of this and I can’t find anything of it really. If you mean a greaseless compound though, I’ve considered that option but I have heard a lot of bad things about it. It sounds like a lot of hassle as an idea goes and I am sort of lazy in the name of hassles.

And got the following answer:

I have a Porter Cable orbital sander. It is the type that can be held in one hand. It has the holes in the sanding pad and the sanding discs with provisions to be attached to a vacuum cleaner. It does a pretty good job of collecting the sanding dust but none of these type of sanders will get all of it. I have used my with and without the vacuum attached and can see no difference in the sanding rate or quality.

The big advantage of the hook and loop system is the ease of swapping from on grit to another as you progress in the sanding process. If you are going to be doing a lot of sanding with one grit at a time then the adhesive type discs are cheaper.

As to speed, mine has one constant speed and I don’t know off hand what that speed it.

With a power sander you don’t need to apply much pressure for the sander to do its job. I apply just enough to control the direction of the sander and no more.

If you are sanding aluminum you need to be sure you are using the best type disc for that type of metal. In fact you may need to be using a paste type of polishing system rather than sandpaper.