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Thread: compact random orbit sanders for turners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Buxton View Post
    For you guys using pneumatic sanders, what do you do about dust collection?
    Suck it up. Heh.

    Sanding on the lathe I position the central dust flex duct pickup as close as possible to the action. I haven't seen any sanders small enough to fit inside a bowl that have an integrated dust pickup. Maybe you could rig up a small vac hose. For exterior sanding I use a larger sander with a hose connection. I also have a ceiling mounted ambient air filter and a 3m ppr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Buxton View Post
    For you guys using pneumatic sanders, what do you do about dust collection?
    Jamie,
    I have a drop from my cyclone at the lathe which I can position close to the sanding but thatís not very effective. However, there is not much dust. As mentioned, I only sand after smoothing with NRS and card/hand scrapers so the surface starts out pretty smooth and there is only minimal sanding needed. Also, I run the ROS at a very low speed and with fine paper, usually 400 or 600 - no coarse sanding needed. (This method avoids the clouds of dust like I got years ago power sanding with coarse sandpaper.) However, even with gentle ROS sanding we still always wear 3M industrial respirators with P100 filters.

    I should add that I donít use the sanders all the time. Sometimes I do most or all of the sanding on a bowl or platter by hand but even then I wear a dust mask or respirator. My lungs were not that great long before I started working with wood!
    JKJ

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    The ProS from Woodturner's Wonders is my go to sander. I also have the Chinese type pictured earlier in this thread, and 2 Greg pistol grip sanders. With the WW -you can regulate the speed - tho it is VERY touchy...And the air consumption is pretty low for an air powered sander. It is compact - more than any pictured in this thread. And it is light. The only complain I have with it is the palm activated switch. No matter how many times I have used it over the last 3 years...I STILL trigger it when fumbling around changing sandpaper or just in general. It can't hurt you - but it will test your bladder......😉😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Tucker View Post
    The only complain I have with it is the palm activated switch. No matter how many times I have used it over the last 3 years...I STILL trigger it when fumbling around changing sandpaper or just in general. It can't hurt you - but it will test your bladder......
    This is true - I've surprised myself more than once! It would be nice if there was more resistance in the trigger or even better, adjustable resistance.
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