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#1 biffanyus

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:07 AM

Im lookig for a good small electric round disc hand sander for removing small amountof rust. Anyone here has one for sale or knows of a good one to get thats not too expensive....

#2 belacane

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

Craigslist. I just got one (a bosch) myself for $10 and it's great!
I think the official name is orbital sander.

Edited by belacane, 15 October 2012 - 11:44 PM.


#3 monstaru

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

Buying cheap may not be the bestest.IE Harbor Freight

Once you have a tool, it seems that you end up finding purpose for it.(If your ol'lady doesna find it first!):)
I say plan to go quality.Almost all of the major box stores are going to have several names made by a couple of manufacturers.
I have had Porter cable(used extensively professionally),Makita(home use for just about everything), and my father has had Dewalt, Black and Decker,and Milwaukie.My best friend swares by Bosch.

You can pay anywhere from 40 to 200 for different sizes.
Why do you specifically want a round one?

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#4 ShawnW

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:42 AM

If you can find a nice gently used one that is a few years old you might get an not Chinese made one too. Usually better. The Porter Cable or Bosch ones are my personal preference.

#5 biffanyus

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

Im looking for the small round disc type one for car body work. Not wood work. It has to be electric too. Can you guys be more specific and throw out some makes and also model names or numbers for me to look up. hell or even pics of what you have. Im thinking a small hand held just for small areas of paint striping to remove the rust and for sanding down small patches of bondo filler. Im looking to doing some body work on my brat myself but never really did any before.... Sooo any help is appreciated.:popcorn:

#6 monstaru

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

Im looking for the small round disc type one for car body work. Not wood work. It has to be electric too. Can you guys be more specific and throw out some makes and also model names or numbers for me to look up. hell or even pics of what you have. Im thinking a small hand held just for small areas of paint striping to remove the rust and for sanding down small patches of bondo filler. Im looking to doing some body work on my brat myself but never really did any before.... Sooo any help is appreciated.:popcorn:


The way to search is to type in whatever brand name you are looking at and google will do the rest.I mean really, specifics?I have used probably 12-15 different sanders in different configurations.Much less how many years have passed in between, models change like socks in that ever changing world 'o' tool..
For all sorts of different things, from wood to fiberglass, and everywhere in between.I prefer Porter cable, but really like my new Makita.
Technically, you are looking for a random-orbital sander...

Go to a body shop and ask what they would use if it were electric, instead of air.
If you really want to do it right, use hand boards to finish it.
A little round orbital is going to remove alot of material,no matter what grit is used ...Just food for thought.
cheers.

PS.Like I said before, ALL of the major brands are made by like two manufacturers now...

#7 MilesFox

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

I paid 80 bucks for q milwaukee orbital sander. My choices were dewalt $69, bosch $60, and black and decker $49.

But i already have milwaukee cordless and hand tools, and i live there. If it's a one time use the cheapos will be most economical, but if it is enough work, i have seen them fail after just a couple hours.

If it's a one time use, but you plan to keep it around the house, the black and decker will do, but dont count on it if you use it every day (at work)

bosch is pretty good if the price is a few bucks cheaper. the rest in brand name really comes down to hobby vs professional for what you will want to pay.

#8 Idasho

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

If you go air, sanders get REAL cheap :cool:


A DA on 8CFM works great.


And for paint stripping Ive gone to wire wheels and flap discs on an angle grinder.

#9 CNY_Dave

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

I just had a windshield replaced, took advantage of having it out to fix all the rust and rust holes in the channel.

This 10 dollar any-auto-parts-store chuck-it-in-a-drill worked like nothing I have ever seen before, it ate through the paint, the rust, and even the windshield goo, but didn't really grind the bare metal:

http://productimages...76048&id=exmt93

It's like a sandblaster that makes much less mess.

#10 biffanyus

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

I just had a windshield replaced, took advantage of having it out to fix all the rust and rust holes in the channel.

This 10 dollar any-auto-parts-store chuck-it-in-a-drill worked like nothing I have ever seen before, it ate through the paint, the rust, and even the windshield goo, but didn't really grind the bare metal:

http://productimages...76048&id=exmt93

It's like a sandblaster that makes much less mess.



I have one of these already and a electric drill. maybe Ill just use this....




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