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    This spring I have a LOT of jobs on the house to do, including sanding and painting a ton of old windows and tricky fiddly shit (I live in an old cottage). I don get time to do stuff so need machine help. I was thinking of the finger sander from Binky, but canít find a cordless one.

    What machine sanders work for small awkward places a rotary or normal size belt canít be used on?

    Cheers.

    p.s. did think about chemicals. Open to using them to make it easier.

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    Just get one with dust extraction, use a mask and airlock the room you are working in.

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    You mention the use of chemicals, are you looking to strip paint?

    I use a Rothenburger gas torch, the ones plumbers use and a nice sharp scraper. I use the heat to blister the paint, not burn it, just blister it, then use the scraper. The paint comes off the wood like peeling plastic film off a new phone screen, down to the bare wood.

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    I tend to alternate between 3 types of sander depending on the job:

    Belt sander - large flat areas
    Round random orbital - smaller flat areas or finer sanding on large flat area after the belt sander
    Sanding pad on multi tool - smaller areas still or tight spaces

    Ive got a iron shaped attachment for the random orbital sander somewhere but I’ve never used it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    You mention the use of chemicals, are you looking to strip paint?

    I use a Rothenburger gas torch, the ones plumbers use and a nice sharp scraper. I use the heat to blister the paint, not burn it, just blister it, then use the scraper. The paint comes off the wood like peeling plastic film off a new phone screen, down to the bare wood.
    Yeah, strip it away to clean up, fill, and re paint. That’s a really good idea, I’ll give that a go on a test piece tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a sander

    Amazon have the black and Decker mouse for half price at the moment. I rate it. The no brand sanding sheets they sell with it (as part of the bundle are good too.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...mob_b_pd_title

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    Excellent, thank you. Ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    I tend to alternate between 3 types of sander depending on the job:

    Belt sander - large flat areas
    Round random orbital - smaller flat areas or finer sanding on large flat area after the belt sander
    Sanding pad on multi tool - smaller areas still or tight spaces

    Ive got a iron shaped attachment for the random orbital sander somewhere but I’ve never used it
    What he said.... & if ya have air: a 6in DA sander.

    The issue with that mickey mouse sander from B&D is the design makes it difficult to get into the nadgery, even with the doohickey attachment.

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    +1 for multitool with sanding pad for tight spaces.

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