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Offline cdconey

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Sanding Hardwood Floors
« on: May 20, 2007, 10:35 AM »
Has anyone used the RO150 for finishing hardwood floors?  Also looking at the RS2E.   I have an office I am doing which will be about 150 square feet which will be 3/4" stock, unfinished, and I don't want to deal with the dust over everything.
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Offline Bob Marino

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Re: Sanding Hardwood Floors
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 10:42 AM »
 

 A few years ago  I did a smaller area with the Rotex and worked out very well. Obviously, a floor sanding unit would be way, way faster and I understaqnd the newer ones have pretty good dust collection. But 150 square feet is still very doable with the Rotex. I would suggest the Cristal papers (depending upon the condition of the floors) and follow up with the Rubin papers.

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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Sanding Hardwood Floors
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 10:57 AM »
  Cdconey, see Matthew's review of the RO150, in it he sands his floor. link: RO150 Good luck.
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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Sanding Hardwood Floors
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 11:00 AM »
I recently used my RO 150 FEQ to refinish a floor in my house.  Actually, I used that floor-refinishing experience to review the sander.

The review is posted in the forum.  Just follow this link:
RO 150 FEQ Sander Review

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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Sanding Hardwood Floors
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 11:00 AM »
Brice, sorry I was typing my message while you were typing yours!
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Offline Jason White

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Re: Sanding Hardwood Floors
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 08:30 PM »
Yep.  Used the RO150 for the edges and the RS400 (triangular-shaped pad) for the corners on my red oak floor.  36, 50 & 80 grits (per Varathane's instructions). 

Worked great combined with the big Varathane sander I rented from Lowe's.  That machine isn't the best (compared with the U-sand machine at Home Depot et al), but the dust collection was great!

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Has anyone used the RO150 for finishing hardwood floors?  Also looking at the RS2E.   I have an office I am doing which will be about 150 square feet which will be 3/4" stock, unfinished, and I don't want to deal with the dust over everything.

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