I want to refinish a room with 6" square solid parquet wood tiles.
Not sure if a drum or orbital would be best to use. The grain on each
tile is turned 90 degrees.
The floor is in pretty good shape it just needs to be refinished.
Unless you have done it before, avoid the drum sanders, they are hard
to control, and with your alternate grain patterns would probably not
do a good job if you are at all fussy about the finished appearance.
This looks good. Google search brought me to a nice video. Didn't
know these existed.
Interesting the website I went to had a store locator. Homedepot was
listed. The tool rental guy didn't even mention this.
The sander that he was referring too was the "big square orbital
machines" @ $45/24 hr
Like I said the floors are actually in pretty good shape. What sand
paper grades would you suggest?
Been there, done that.
What worked to perfection was a Porter Cable random orbit 6" sander.
Got the sandpaper from Klingspors, and found that the aggressive lower
grits were not necessary for a nice job. The RO sander worked much
faster than I expected and the whole hundred something square feet was
done in a couple of hours nearly glass smooth. Dust control was very
good as well.
After that experience, the RO is a much more frequently used item in
Interesting side note, the RO with 60 grit paper will remove old paint
faster than anything I have used before, and the paper seems to clog
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