My first post to the group...
I have recently purchased a random orbital sander and am happier than a
hog in mud. It gives an incrdible finish and handles beautifully.
However I have noticed some funny things on my latest project out of
Using a 60 grit pad hardly removes wood at all. It almost burnishes the
surface giving a small ripple but not removing much stock. I tried some
180 grit and it cuts like a hot knife through butter! I smoothed the
whole surface (80cm *60cm) that I am working on in a few minutes! Took
out multiple small planing tearouts at least twice as fast as the 60
Has anyone else experienced this?
On a previous project out of a local African hardwood 'Kiaat' I also
noticed that the cutting rate with 180 seemed incredibly fast...