yeah - but many talk about understanding the proper technique with a RO. With the UVA I just go at it hard. With the 1 HP and 20000 RPM, I either sand it a bit faster or a bit harder, or I put on a 240 for the last kiss, and I get no obvious swirls.
I do not know what the proper technique is for a RO, but I am not too keen on learning.
Post by wrightwoodwork on Sept 26, 2015 7:17:46 GMT -5
I still use the old fashioned orbital my attitude is it works for me ,then why change,if I have scratches then increase the grit. Must admit I don't understand people that spend ages using a sander to flush joints etc where a plane will get the job done far faster then finish off with sander
Post by MrToolJunkie on Sept 26, 2015 11:14:03 GMT -5
Orbitals are great sanders and every woodworker should have one in their arsenal. For whatever reason people give them a bad rap, but I think that they just do not know how to use them - there is a technique involved.You have to move the machine quickly over the surface, much faster than with a RO type sander and use grits in succession. I usually sand to 320 or 400 for most projects and I have glass smooth surfaces with no discernible scratch patterns. All sanders leave scratch patterns...you just need to sand out the ones from the previous grits. I would not be without a 1/2 sheet orbital sander in my work. It is the best at maintaining flat surfaces, works better on edges and covers a lot of ground quickly.
Post by JACK Original Poster on Dec 16, 2015 13:39:30 GMT -5
Well, I am the original poster of this thread and even though I wanted to get back with pics etc...real life set in and I never did back in 2013. I've had my Mafell tools now since 2013 and I can't be more happy. I read a long post regarding the gear etc...Well, I've used mine now for the last 2 years from sanding doors and gates to finishing tables. It is by far not the most refined sander and have been discontinued but I haven't had one single hickup so far. See the reality is... Even f you buy Festool or anything for that matter you will have failures or people complaining about certain things BUT that doesn't make the whole tool lineup junk. I certainly don't like the router and should've gone for the bigger one but then again I don't use a router that often so I am fine with what I have...
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ineson85: Just been into AONE Tools (West Yorkshire) and they are having a Mafell sale. Loads of brand new, boxed tools going ridiculously cheap!
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Guest: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:17:06 GMT -5
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Aug 17, 2019 14:18:58 GMT -5
bengt: Oh please the ks60 is better in every way. 60 degree miter in both directions. Bevels past 45(essential in a saw that must cut on the flat) Bigger blade more capacity. The Metabo hpt has 57 degree miter max and 45 bevel max.
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alvychippy: Guys, what is the name of aprox €9k machine for hand shaping of handrails?
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stilts: So why is goldensun not banned and all those worthless threads not deleted?
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