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    November 2005
Power Sander
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 23, 2004 8:13 AM
Hey gang...I did a little searching and couldn't find anything on this particular tool in the forums.

http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=81065

Has anyone used this tool from MicroMark? Was it worth the money?

Also, to dispell some things with good intentionWink [;)]...I do know of the method of using the electric toothbrush, and some other methods mentioned in the boards. For those who have used the ET method...did it always supply the power you needed?

Thanks for all responses!
Taz
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 23, 2004 9:23 AM
I haven't personally used one, but i prefer to stick to hand-sanding. It can be a bit exhausting at times when trying to sand larger areas, but you have way better control. All it takes is one slip with a power sander to mess something up, or get an unexpected result which you may have to later repair, and yes, re-sand.

Granted i hardly think this device would do severe damage, but i'm fickle and like to stick with my trusty sandpaper.

Not to mention, i could buy a whole lot of sandpaper with $68 bucks that would last me forever. It also looks like the only paper available for that is 100-grit at $4.50 a pop?? Ouch!

Sure you could glue different grit paper onto the attachments, but hardly seems worth it.

My 2 cents [2c]

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    April 2003
  • From: Hayward, CA
Posted by MikeV on Monday, August 23, 2004 7:35 PM
If you want a cheap "power sander" then do Swanny's tip and buy an electric toothbrush that has the spinning type of head, cut the bristles on the brush down as far as possible and then glue a piece of sandpaper onto the toothbrush head. It works great and costs you maybe $10. Wink [;)]

Mike

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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Posted by jdavidb on Monday, August 23, 2004 8:50 PM
I am going to try using 2-sided mounting tape on a completely shaved down circular electric toothbrush head. That tape is padded, so you can push down onto what you're sanding/polishing. The tape comes in different levels of tack, so the one labeled "permanent" would be it.

I have that Wahl tool you asked about. I didn't use it much. It's just not as powerful as hand sanding with wet coarser grit sandpaper. Let me know if you want mine. I'll sell it cheap.

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 26, 2004 2:07 PM
thats a great idea for a power sander!! i think im gonna make one soon.
  • Member since
    February 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Sunday, August 29, 2004 6:59 PM
I converted a cheap, basic electric toothbrush (no spinning heads; no bells, whistles or other gadgets) to a small power sander by removing the toothbrush head, flattening down two sides of the round shaft, then super gluing Testor's wet-or-dry sanding film to the flattened sides. The toothbrush came with two or three exchangeable heads so I was able to do several different grits of the sandpaper just by switching the toothbrush heads.

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