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Old 01-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Brucker Brucker is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Longmont, CO
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Originally Posted by AxleIke View Post
Looks fantastic!!!

What do you use to grind? Flapwheels, hard wheels, paper discs, etc? I am always looking for new ways to smooth things out.
Thank you for the kind words.

I usually use one of my large Makita 7" or 9" angle grinders outfitted with 7" flap disc from Heleta (use the 7" because I haven't found a 9" one). The bigger grinders are a lot heavier, but it doesn't take as much force or time to take the material off, so your arms don't really get tired quicker. And then I switch out to a complete 4.5" set up for the rest of the rough sanding. Then use one or more different styles of DA sanders for the finish work.

Here is a look at the difference between the more common 4.5" flap disc and the larger 7":

And one showing the difference between a 4.5" Makita vs a 7" one:

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