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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Wish List => Topic started by: tedrin on May 23, 2018, 02:21 PM

Title: Deck Sander
Post by: tedrin on May 23, 2018, 02:21 PM
Festool should come up with a deck sander. That is, a deck sander with a handle where you stand up to do the stripping. I'm a painting contractor and would love to own a smaller deck sander that is easy to transport to job sites.

I think a smaller deck sander would be more beneficial than one of those large ones. You'd be able to use it in tighter sections. I wonder if there is one (with a handle) that is 9" and similar in size to a Festool Planex? Imagine having a 9" deck sander with the stripping power of a Festool R090! Hauling it around would be a breeze.

Regards,
Ted
Eco Star Painting
Title: Re: Deck Sander
Post by: tedrin on May 23, 2018, 02:43 PM
Festool,

Here's an idea. How about building a long handle for the R0150 so you can stand up while sanding a deck floor? Have an on/off switch built into the handle somehow. You might have to add some weight or something so it doesn't fly around. Maybe add some guard rails surrounding the sander. I'm just brainstorming here. Your welcome.
Title: Re: Deck Sander
Post by: simo.ahtola@netikka.fi on May 23, 2018, 03:21 PM
Hei,

How would Mirka Leros work on this?

https://www.mirka.com/mirka-leros/

BR Simo
Title: Re: Deck Sander
Post by: tedrin on May 23, 2018, 03:34 PM
Hei,

How would Mirka Leros work on this?

https://www.mirka.com/mirka-leros/

BR Simo

Wall sanders don't have the paint stripping power of a rotex.
 I own a Porter Cable 7800 and hook it up to my ct26 for walls. I'm waiting for that Mirka Leros to be made available in Canada because I want to buy their 9" abranet mesh pads.
Title: Re: Deck Sander
Post by: Cheese on May 23, 2018, 06:45 PM
Why wouldn't a Planex with 24/36 Saphir or 40/60 Granat work?
Title: Re: Deck Sander
Post by: tedrin on May 23, 2018, 07:12 PM
Why wouldn't a Planex with 24/36 Saphir or 40/60 Granat work?

It's not made for stripping paint on a deck floor.

 It's like comparing the two different modes of a Rotex sander. When in RO mode it can strip paint with ease. The other mode is less aggressive and is meant for finishing.
Title: Re: Deck Sander
Post by: leakyroof on May 23, 2018, 08:47 PM
Why wouldn't a Planex with 24/36 Saphir or 40/60 Granat work?

It's not made for stripping paint on a deck floor.

 It's like comparing the two different modes of a Rotex sander. When in RO mode it can strip paint with ease. The other mode is less aggressive and is meant for finishing.
. Another issue is that Weight can be your friend with floor sanding. The Planex is so light compared to even a smaller Floor Sander, so you’re not generating that heavy footprint that I hear Floor Sanding people write and talk about.
I’m also not sure I’d want to try and handle a Rotex Mode Sander way up from the machine while standing.
Rotary Sanders are more predictable for me since they aren’t jumping around like a Geared Sander when sanding a floor. I’ve used my Planex in tight spots for this and predictably the material removal rate is slow.... [big grin]
I have seen a Video on YouTube some years back where a guy modified an Edger Floor Sander, probably a 7” model, to be used Standing Up.
It was interesting and looked like he had fairly good control over it too.