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Offline Creativemike

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Planex sander jumps
« on: July 02, 2021, 08:02 PM »
Hello everyone. When I am using my planex sander on the ceiling, it jumps around on me and I don’t know what setting to use. As a jumps around on me, the dust is going everywhere and it’s not being collected by the sander. Please help

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Offline guybo

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Re: Planex sander jumps
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 08:29 PM »
Hi, for removal of texture we run on 6 w/60 grit the sweet spot is about 2 oclock w/ you @12, it's like a ro125  if not flat trouble,you may slow down and maybe that will help,there is a learning curve to the beast.guy

Offline Alex

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Re: Planex sander jumps
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2021, 01:21 AM »
It jumps around because you're not holding the sander flat on the surface. I've been working all week with such a drywall sander (no Planex unfortunately but an el-cheapo Hyundai) and I had the same at first. It sure is difficult to control the sander on the ceiling.

Because of the long neck, you need quite a bit of force to keep the pad in the right position. It becomes harder the further you have to reach. But in the end I got it under control, it is a matter of getting used to the sander and adapt your muscles and movement. If possible, don't stand straight under the pad, always work under an angle, this will give you better control. I used 120 grit to sand the first layer of drywall compound, and 180 for the second. I also found that keeping the sander on full speed worked better than dialing it down.

I was sanding freshly installed drywall, but I guess that if you're sanding a popcorn celing or something like that it is even harder due to the rough surface.