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Offline Timtool

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lights on sanders
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:06 PM »
Lately i found myself using the syslite more and more while sanding with the ETS150/5, in normal diffused workshop light or daylight you cannot see if you are properly removing the swirl marks from the previous grit. And they suddenly pop out while applying the finish.
So by holding the syslite in one hand on the workpiece shining as perpendicular to the surface as possible to highlight all the swirl marks, i am getting significantly better finishes and i also feel it helps me correct my methods.

So i was wondering if the ultimate sander wouldn't be one with an incorporated light shining almost horizontally around the base, that you could turn on of off??
All tools could generally use a Led lighting these days for visibility reasons, but in this case it would improve the work quality.
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Offline Alan m

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Re: lights on sanders
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 06:32 PM »
thats a good idea.
i often use a light to check for scratchs. iv had to resand a few time after spotting something while finishing.
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Offline Scott Burt

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Re: lights on sanders
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 07:05 PM »
This is a great idea (albeit probably pricey to do). We sometimes wear led (camping style) headlamps as a small scale solution. Trying to figure out how to ratchet a syslite to my head.

Offline Saskataper

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Re: lights on sanders
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 01:51 AM »


Kinda like this?

sorry, this link should work
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 08:56 AM by Saskataper »

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: lights on sanders
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 03:50 AM »
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Offline Kev

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Re: lights on sanders
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 04:53 AM »

Offline Saskataper

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Re: lights on sanders
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 08:56 AM »
fixed the link