Instructions and operating tips
- DO NOT FORCE OR STALL MACHINE
- USE ONLY HEAVY DUTY LEAD THAT WE SUPPLY
- EMPTY BAG EVERY 5 minutes – SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION POSSIBLE
- If dust comes out the side it means the filter bag is impregnated with dust and needs to be cleaned.
- Hold machine firm with both hands while sanding
- Countersink all nails on the floor before sanding
- Damage to the drum as a result of nails could cost you an additional R725.00 to replace the drum lining.
Floor Sander model Hiretech HT8
Preparation is the first stage of the sanding process. All nails which protrude above the boards are punched down. Nails can severely damage the sanding machines which are being used. Staples or tacks used to fasten previous coverings (if any) are removed to reduce the possibility of damage. Some brands or types of adhesives which have been used to secure coverings may need to be removed. Some adhesives clog papers and running gear of the machines used, and some can even make sanding impossible.
After the floor is prepared, the sanding begins. The first cut is done with coarse-grit papers to remove old coatings and to make the floor flat. The differences in height between the boards are removed. The large sanders are used across the grain of the timber. The most common paper used for the first cut is 40 grit. The areas which cannot be reached by the large sanders are sanded by an edger, at the same grit paper as the rest of the floor. If filling of holes or boards is desired this is the stage where this is usually done. 80 grit papers are usually used for the second cut. The floor sander is used inline with the grain of the timber in this cut. A finishing machine is then used to create the final finish. The grit paper used is of personal preference, however 120 grit papers are usually used.
The sanded floor is coated with polyurethane, oils, or other sealants. These are often highly poisonous, so wearing a suitable face mask is recommended.
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