I went and bought a cheap black and decker sander (for very small jobs) with
h&l but ordered 150 sanding disks with PSA/sticky backing. I could just buy
more but they're expensive (600 and 1000 grit). Any ideas how I can make
this combination play nice together?
I don't think this one (cheap is the key here) has a PSA pad, but I'm going
to try to find one. The sander I wanted was out of stock and came with
both...dang! I messed up on my order, meant to buy H&L.
Buy a couple of the real fine Hook & Loop disks. The PSA disks should
stick to them and the the H&L disks go on your sander. This certainly
isn't the best way, but it works. I do this now and then with a PC 6"
ROS simply because I was given a bunch of PSA disks. It works OK as
long as the underlying H&L disk is finer than the PSA disk that is
actually being used. BTW I usually use the H&L disk first (or just
keep a well used one on hand) so that it is worn down which seems to
aid the PSA sticking to it.
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 15:46:50 -0700, "Vaughn"
I don't have a solution for you on how to get the PSA affixed to a H&L
600 & 1000 are grits I usually associate with the last rounds of a wood
finishing process. Which I generally do by hand. YMMV.
Stick them to a hand sanding block?
Well then share it brother! I use 600 and 1000 to get started - knock down
the high stuff and get started on the polishing - then go to the 1200, 1500
and 2000 to get rid of all the sanding marks, I do that all by hand - lot of
work! After that I use the 3M polishing compounds so for my projects so 600
and 1000 are not the last rounds in my case. I'm finishing drums (acoustic
drums) so they take much wear and tear and a nice glassy finish is my goal.
So what's your solution? I promise to do the finish sanding by hand ;-). I
got this sander because the first sandings are killing my wrists, even with
a sanding block.
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