Sting wrote:Pretty floor
I would like to use a drum sander but estimate the rental and paper close to a grand
I think we had them for about 6 days, I only rented one at a time. Think the total was about $600 including the paper but I was in rush and not using it fully. I'd wear it out about half way and switch it out. I'm still using it on palm sander.
I couldn't possibly see doing this any other way... that's a lot of work even with the big machines.
, and now believe mechanic ones' estimation of possible sand thru with the drum machine is plausible.
I don't know if it was the age or what but these floors were tough as nails, even with the 20 grit I could have done two swipes. The floors were never fully finished either, you could still see the planer marks on them so there was some spots that were maybe a 1/32 lower and that would still have finish on them after going over it. I had a few spots where it dug in a little but you have to be in the other room with the light hitting it to see where. I only used the drum sander to remove material, the vibratory sander was what really did the job and that could be run by anyone. It's not going to work as fast as drum sander but if you're worried about screwing anything up that's what to use.
so Ill keep at it with my 8 and 6 inch disks when I have an hour or two. Almost every day.
At least invest in larger belt sander.... Might cost you $250.http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-362V ... B000RFT5YA