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Old 01-01-2011, 08:25 PM
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Default Floor refinishing

Anyone out there finish floors with the Rotex 150 sander, if so , which type paper did you have the best results with, on the initial sand (removal of old finish)?
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:13 PM
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Welcome!

This is a topic we haven't discussed much here but there have been plenty of threads at FOG. Go there and search using these words "sanding floor with rotex". You'll get lots of results and learn a bunch.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:41 PM
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My wife & I re-did 1,500 sq ft of yellow pine a year ago. I used the RO125 with 60 grit in rotary mode for the first sanding to remove the old finish and some staining. She did the final sanding with an ETS150/5 @100 grit before three coats of Poly.

Some veterinarians are in the building now and the floors are holding up great!
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:20 PM
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I use the following to refinish the floors in my house. Clarke 8" drum sander hooked up to my CT-22 vacuum and Oneida Dust Deputy cyclone sitting on top of the CT. For edging, I forgo the traditional 7" edger and use the 115E Festool since it's way more aggressive than my 150/5 RO Festool. To blend in the drum sander and the 115E if needed, I then use the 150/5 for spot work. Around our radiators, and under them, I use several tools. Porter-Cable "duckbill" sander, which is a plain 5" disc sander mounted far away from the motor to get very low under the radiators. To blend in what the Duckbill can't reach, I use my small Festool Delta type sander or a combo of it and my Fein MM with the sanding triangle attachment. With all of that, I get what I want out of the refinishing, and with the CT-22 and the DD attached to as many of the sanders as I can[P-C Duckbill excluded] I have very little dust to contend with.
The only two real reservations I'd have about using a 6"/150mm sander as your primary sander for both raw stripping and finishing is that the pad is very small in surface area, so you'll spend alot of time on your knees, and you may follow some bad hollows or low spots in an older floor instead of bridging them with a larger diameter sander and leveling them out.
I think it's great WonderWino got good results with his set-up, I'd just hate to spend all that time on my knees. The edging time is bad enough..
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