Sander Hire Instructions And Information

 

Why a belt sander is better than a drum sander

Belt sanders are more sturdy than drum sanders and less likely to tear or rip on nails.

It is also easier to change belts, as there is no screwing required to secure the abrasives.

Additionally belt sanders have a far lower chance of causing chatter marks on the floor.

With belt sanders the dust extraction rate is over 90% where as the drum sander has no dust extraction whatsoever.

All machines are 240 volt

All machines must be unplugged at night


8 inch Bona Flexidrum belt sander for floorboards or uneven floors

To fit a new belt simply tilt the sander onto its side and lift the cover, slide off the old belt and slide on the new belt making sure the arrows are pointing forward. If it is a bit stiff you can use a tiny squirt of washing up liquid to lubricate.

You should start with a coarse or medium/coarse belt and go through the grades until you finish with a fine belt, as standard we provide 24, 40, 80 and 120 grits but you can order 16, 60 and 100 grits which we may have in stock. Please note: 120 grit is the finest we stock.

When turning on the machine the lever on the handle must always be in position so the drum is up.

When starting to sand you must be moving before you lower the drum or this will leave a gouge in your floor. When you get to the end of the room lift the drum before you stop moving.

Always sand with the grain where you can, if you have to sand against the grain in hallways etc, finish with an edge sander to give it a better finish.

The bag can be untied and emptied when it is full.

Please note all nails must be countersunk down before sanding or this may cause sparks that can ignite the bag.

Do not use belt until they are bare as this can also lead to the bag being ignited.

If the belt sander stops working this may be because a fuse has blown, simply replace the fuse in the socket plug, also check that your socket is still working as these are powerful machines and may blow the main fuse.


8 inch Hummel belt sander for floorboards or uneven floors

To fit a new belt you unscrew 2 nuts on the door panel and remove. There is an allen key to lower one of the drums, replace the belt and lift the drum to get the right tension, replace the door panel.

You should start with a coarse or medium/coarse belt and go through the grades until you finish with a fine belt, as standard we provide 24, 40, 80 and 120 grits but you can order 16, 60 and 100 grit which we may have in stock.

Note: 120 grit is the finest we stock

When turning on the machine the lever on the handle must always be in position so the drum is up.

When starting to sand you must be moving before you lower the drum or this will leave a gouge in your floor. When you get to the end of the room lift the drum before you stop moving.

Always sand with the grain where you can, if you have to sand against the grain in hallways etc, finish with an edge sander to give it a better finish.

The bag can be untied and emptied when it is full.

Please note all nails must be countersunk down before sanding or this may cause sparks that can ignite the bag.

Do not use belt until they are bare as this can also lead to the bag being ignited.

If the belt sander stops working this may be because a fuse has blown. Simply replace the fuse in the socket plug, also check you socket is still working as these are powerful machines and may blow the main fuse.


10 inch Bona belt sander for floorboards or uneven floors

To fit a new belt by the side door there is a hole where you push a key in to release the door. Using the bolt provided you lower the top drum and replace the belt, then remove the bolt and the drum will automatically lift into position.

Do not try to adjust the screw on top of the main drums, this can cause serious damage if not done correctly.

You should start with a coarse or medium/coarse belt and go through the grades until you finish with a fine belt, as standard we provide 24, 40, 80 and 120 grits but you can order 16, 60 and 100 grit which we may have in stock

Note: 120 grit is the finest we stock

When turning on the machine the lever on the handle must always be in position so the drum is up.

When starting to sand you must be moving before you lower the drum or this will leave a gouge in your floor. When you get to the end of the room lift the drum before you stop moving.

Always sand with the grain where you can, if you have to sand against the grain in hallways etc, finish with an edge sander to give it a better finish

The bag can be untied and emptied when it is full.

Please note all nails must be countersunk down before sanding or this may cause sparks that can ignite the bag.

Do not use belt until they are bare as this can also lead to the bag being ignited.

If the belt sander stops working this may be because a fuse has blown, simply replace the fuse in the socket plug, also check you socket is still working as these are powerful machines and may blow the main fuse.


Lagler Trio sander finishing sander for Parquet flooring

To replace the discs just turn Trio on its side and peel off the old discs and replace with new. Make sure the discs are positioned centrally or you will get scratch marks.

Before turning on the machine make sure it is tilted or it will blow a fuse, when the machine is turned on and running you can let it down on the floor.

The Trio is easy to use and can sand in any direction.

You should start with a coarse or medium/coarse belt and go through the grades until you finish with a fine belt, as standard we provide 24, 40, 80 and 120 grits but you can order 16, 60 and 100 grit which we may have in stock.

Note: 120 grit is the finest we stock

The handle on top of the machine must be lifted and turned vigorously every five minutes or the sawdust will clog the machine

Please note all nails must be countersunk down before sanding or this may cause sparks that can ignite the bag.

To empty the bag just release the plastic drum, take bag out empty then replace as it can be re used.

If the Trio sander stops working this may be because a fuse has blown, simply replace the fuse in the socket plug, also check you socket is still working as these are powerful machines and may blow the main fuse.

If your floor is very uneven use a belt sander first.


Edger Sander

To replace the discs just turn Edger on its side unloosen the bolt with the tool supplied and peel off old discs and replace with new. Make sure the discs are positioned centrally or you will get scratch marks then replace the bolt.

Before turning on the machine make sure it is tilted or it will blow a fuse, when the machine is turned on and running you can let it down on the floor.

The Edger is easy to use and can sand in any direction but it must be kept on the mov,  as if you leave it in one place for too long it will put dents in the floor. Try sanding in a circular motion.

You should start with a coarse or medium/coarse belt and go through the grades until you finish with a fine belt, as standard we provide 24, 40, 80 and 120 grits but you can order 16, 60 and 100 grit which we may have in stock.

Note: 120 grit is the finest we stock.

The bag can be untied and emptied when it is full.

Please note all nails must be countersunk down before sanding or this may cause sparks that can ignite the bag.

Do not use belt until they are bare as this can also lead to the bag being ignited.

If the Edger sander stops working this may be because a fuse has blown, simply replace the fuse in the socket plug, also check you socket is still working as these are powerful machines and may blow the main fuse.

Use Bona Edger for edges and under radiators and HTC Edgers for stairs.


Buffer

Just stick the mesh or pad to the bottom of the buffer.

The buffer can be used for applying oil or nibbing between coats of lacquer.


Corner sander and Orbital

This is self-evident as to how it can be used for corners and stairs and small scratches.


Dust Extractor

Improves dust extraction for 10 inch belt sanders.