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Floor Sander Belt / Drum

Floor Sander Belt / Drum

Application: For  the sanding of large wooden floors ,decks  ,  schools ,hotels etc Can be used on all solid floors that require rapid sanding and leveling to a fine score free finish. Instructions and operating tips Damage to the drum as a result of nails could cost you an additional R725.00 to replace the drum lining.
  • 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
Floor Sander   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. How to sand a floor video: Click Here Varnish that we recommend and stock: Woodoc
Always return all tools clean please. Return machine clean. Countersink all nails on the floor before sandingdamage to the drum as a result of nails could cost you an additional R3000 to replace the drum lining. Don't sand the cord. Do not force or stall machine, empty bag during use and overnight- spontaneous combustion possible. When fitting sanding paper, double check that the paper is tight around the drum. If paper is not fitted correctly the paper will tear. Don't blame the machine. Remember to return the allen key not to be used for concrete floors. When sanding with final 100 grit paper on hardwood floors you must adjust the pressure to the minimum to avoid the belt burning the wood. Use only heavy duty lead that we supply don’t sand the lead drag machine around without the black trolley. Sand the lead, damage the drum.
- If we deliver you must phone for collection please - we do not automatically collect.
- Machines are not insured, if not returned you will need to pay for the full replacement.
- Make sure you know how to use the tools. Ask if you need help, our friendly staff will assist. Also, make sure of safety requirements.
- Hires are charged for time out – not time used. Minimum 1 day (1 day = 24 hrs)
- Scaffold is charged weekly, all other tools daily.
- Tools must be returned Clean please. e.g., if you paint onto a ladder, we charge for cleaning.
- Negligent damages get charged separately.
- Consumables not used, may be returned for refund.
- Only use heavy-duty extension leads, not thin household leads.
- If you pay by cash we can refund in cash, if you pay by card we refund onto the card. (we can't refund onto debit cards) - Card refunds can take up to 10 days.
- Weekend hire starts after 2 pm Friday until 9 am Monday = 1day charge. ( Sundays are free) If you are late on Monday it is for 2 days.
- If you keep machines for a long time we can give you a better rate, discuss with your hire controller in store.
Sanding wood floors only - not concrete

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