Sanding Plywood seams

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  1. Basher

    Basher New Member

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    I was wondering what people are using to sand down plywood seams?

    I was speaking to a guy who swore by a 4 inch concrete plane for all leveling.
    i currently use a belt sander but it can catch you out if not careful. I was thinking of getting a edging sander on hire to try.
     
  2. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I just use a decent orbital sander


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  3. Paul webb

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    I will occasionally use an edge sander to take down a ridge in the floor, before i put the ply down, but like merit, i use an orbital if i ever have to sand the ply, but prefer to take out the ridges first as i don't like to take anything off the ply if i can avoid it
     
  4. Basher

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    You both mention orbital sander, is this a 1/2 sheet sander or the likes of a mirka orbital sander?
    I am looking to get some new tools for managing my tenements.
     
  5. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I have a Bosch orbital sander and a erbaur as back up


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  6. merit

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    This is defo the best way to go. Ply doesn’t really do much to a timber subfloor and depending on the amount of natural light and the product going on top every little undulation and imperfections can show through


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  7. Paul webb

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    I have some festool Sanders, mostly similar to the mirka
     
  8. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    I have the Bosch one as well. Great tool

    Most of the time we feather , sand down , feather joints again and sand.
     
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  10. Spacey

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    Jesus What day do you fit the floor :eek:
     
  11. Bash

    Bash Guest

    It speaks volumes that no one has mentioned a concrete planer!
    I spoke to this guy going into C and F Glasgow
    Merit do you rate the 6" erbaur I fit flooring now and then when required, and I like to have decent tools but after screwing down 10 sheets of 9mm ply
    I am saving for a spot nailer!!!!!!!!!
    Massive respect to you lads my knees are killing me, screwing ply takes a lifetime.
    I never even thought about hitting the floor twice with 888 before lay up, I will do this from now on, 120 grit both times?
     
  12. Spacey

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    I never sand ply seams Bunch of amateurs :D
     
  13. dazlight

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    The only thing you sand is ya NA
     
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  14. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it’s ok for small areas but the extraction is terrible. It’s square so you can’t hook a vac up to it. If you can stretch to the Bosch it’s much better.


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  15. merit

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    Defo get a coil nailer and compressor or a Spotnails screw gun to speed things up.


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  16. Spacey

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