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air file

Postby mickfly » Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 pm

Another buildger told me he borrowed a pneumatic long board sander. Said it saved him hours and hours. I believe him...as I have a hand-held long board sander, which wears me out...and I found an Ingersoll rand 315 air file sander on amazon. Wonder if anyone has had any experience with an air file or pneumatic sander and has any advice?

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Re: air file

Postby jamundsen » Wed May 16, 2018 2:38 pm

I used the Hutchins straight line sander. I can’t imagine sanding any other way. Have a good supply of air.i bought some cheap imitations first but soon threw them away.
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Re: air file

Postby Jimbob » Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 pm

I bought one from HFT - cannot recommend. Went back to sanding by hand.
Make sure that your compressor will provide the output for the CFM required by the tool. These sanders require a lot of air!
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Re: air file

Postby billy c » Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm

jamundsen wrote:I used the Hutchins straight line sander. I can’t imagine sanding any other way. Have a good supply of air.i bought some cheap imitations first but soon threw them away.

John is correct on the Hutchins. Any cheap one ends up doing more harm than good.
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Re: air file

Postby TomB » Wed May 16, 2018 4:34 pm

I'm using a Chicago Pneumatic. It works well.

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Re: air file

Postby kens » Wed May 16, 2018 5:18 pm

phooey on the air file, worthless!!
Get yourself a 8" mud-eater.
It's a auto man's best tool for moving body mud, BONDO.
http://www.astrotools.com/air-tools/san ... 8-pad.html
that is a National Detroit clone.

The 900DA is the real McCoy:
http://ndsander.com/900-series/

I am a former body man, and I used both. When the 900DA came out, it immediately relegated the air file to holding the door open, it became nothing more than a door stop. On my build, I went so far as to get flooring sander belts, cut them up, and glue them on my 900DA.
Talk about moving wood on a 25'er.!!!!
With the 900DA, I also took sheets of wet/dry, glued them on, and wet-sanded with the 900.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: air file

Postby jamundsen » Thu May 17, 2018 1:22 pm

Hi Ken. I have one of those. I don’t have your kind of skills to use it. Even an idiot like me can use the Hutchins. Use whatever tool you are familiar with that does the job. I just can’t imagine how much work the hand sanders require. I’m just lazy.
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