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Offline BGAndrea

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Need Sander Recommendations For Mahogany Doors Please!!!
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:57 PM »
Hello, this is my first post to this forum.  I recently started a property management/carpentry company for extremely high end homes between Maryland and Florida.  Anyway, basically I sub out work I’m not comfortable doing, and do work I am.  Well, I took on 2 large, hand-carved mahogany entranceways with a fair amount of intricate carvings.  I’m thinking a 3.5” rotex and whatever the smallest triangular sander is.  Any other ideas? Thanks in advance!

Also, this should probably be a separate post, but how do I adapt my CT Mini to work with my Milwaukee M18 dust extractor hole that is much larger?

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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Need Sander Recommendations For Mahogany Doors Please!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 01:16 AM »
The 3.5” Rotex includes a 93mm delta head!

No experience with Milwaukee hoses, but does it fit, or is it close to fitting into the CT Mini inlet?
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Offline xedos

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Re: Need Sander Recommendations For Mahogany Doors Please!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 09:24 AM »
Intricate, hand carved tells me your going to be intricately sanding and scraping by hand.  No real way around it.

For the larger, less detailed profiles, an LS130 may be of use.   You can also buy the DIY pad kit to make your own custom sanding pad.

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Re: Need Sander Recommendations For Mahogany Doors Please!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 10:23 AM »
Intricate, hand carved tells me your going to be intricately sanding and scraping by hand.  No real way around it.

For the larger, less detailed profiles, an LS130 may be of use.   You can also buy the DIY pad kit to make your own custom sanding pad.

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Sanders need a break in period to seat the brushes and to remove a chance of gouging customs doors it's smart to hand sand and scrap.

Offline jarbroen

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Re: Need Sander Recommendations For Mahogany Doors Please!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 03:21 PM »
I'm late to the party, I know.
If you haven't done the job already you might think about a dremmel for the carved/detail work.
They make all kinds of wheels/pads/cones, etc. for that kind of work.

The Rotex90(3.5"), as previously mentioned, comes with the delta pad.
I recently picked up the R90 and it's very handy, but it has a bit of a learning curve.  Especially if you're doing detailed work.
The small surface area and the big handle give it a tendency to rock.  Maybe it's just me, I have a hard time keeping it flat.

If you don't need the aggressive nature of the Rotex mode you might be better off with a detail sander and a good orbital.  Or orbital(ETS) and multi-tool/dremmel for getting into the corners.