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    Inverted R.O.S

    Has anyone ever inverted their random orbit sander and mount it somewhere? I put mine in the vice and sanded some narrow pieces. Worked pretty good except for the vibration that is still in my hands.
    I wonder if this is a reasonable thing to do or if it is hard on the sander.

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    Other than possibly damaging the case from pressure in the vise, I don't think the sander will care since you can certainly sand the underside of an installed shelf or cabinet top.
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    I do it, but it's held gently but firmly with rubber covered pads in my vise. I even made a jig that held 2 sanders with different grits. I pushed hundreds of feet of 1/4" x 2" x 10' long strips thru it.
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    I think it was Delta that made a bench mounted inverted random orbit sander. Didn’t sell for many years I don’t think.

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    Sort of. It does come in handy for giving a ROS treatment to end or difficult grain while retaining a good square edge.

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    Once again, Glenn Bradley with the excellent "Been There, Done That" jig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Decker View Post
    Once again, Glenn Bradley with the excellent "Been There, Done That" jig.
    Yup! Another good idea of yours that I'm likely to copy, Glenn!
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    I think I may borrow that idea as well

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