Not meaning to degrade or put down Slowhand. ;~) If you never changed
grits on a sander you would probably switch to PSA also. It makes good
sense to use H&L if you do not wear the paper out before changing grits.
Nooooooo... That is not the reason..... PSA simply is cheaper.
Especially if you never change grits and or go through several pieces of one
grit before changing grits. My ROS sees 150 grit 99% of the time and my
SpeedBloc only sees 180 grit 99% of the time.
You know, you've got me thinking.
5" ROS's are cheap enough to dedicate to 2-3 grits. The heavy stuff
gets belt sanded or planed. I usually always use my finish sander
with the same grit.
That Leon is a smart fella...
If you can justify more than 3 routers, or 5 handplanes, or two dovetail
saws, why would 3 ROS be a stretch?
Of course, you'd have to be either in business, or hopelessly addicted.
seemingly the latter...
"patriarch email@example.comDOTnet>" <<patriarch> wrote in message
I am on the first and probably on the second. Seriously though H&L is a
great alternative when you need to chang grits before the paper is worn out.
I personally may go through 8 or 10 pieces of the same grit paper on my ROS
before switching to my finish sander that uses the same grit all the time
and I may go through 8 or 9 pieces of the same grit at one time while
sanding on a project.
if you think about it 3 ROS's isn't that much money, get Riobi's that have
been refurbished, for $20 each who cares if it only lasts a year, I've had
mine for 3 years now, you could get 4 for less then the Dewalt model
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