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Makita B03710 Sander - £49.99 @ Screwfix
Makita B03710 Sander - £49.99 @ Screwfix

Makita B03710 Sander - £49.99 @ Screwfix

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MAKITA BO3710 ⅓ SHEET SANDER 240V @ Screwfix.

The next cheapest is through Amazon, £58 but that is 110v version. I ended up getting that as I have a transformer, 240v is more expensive.

Available for delivery and collection at the time of posting.

I'm planning on using this "hand" sander for sanding the original floorboards in my sons bedroom. X)

Hope this is useful for someone...

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Good price.

Got your work cut out doing a floor with it, rather you than me.

If your using it for extended period like the floor Id connect a vaccum up to it, make it half bearable. Few beers and some tunes might also help

I'd suggest renting a floor sander for less that this and the time.

fazered

I'd suggest renting a floor sander for less that this and the time.


Was going to say the same but really easy to ruin your floor if youv'e never used a drum sander before.
Same goes with belt sanders, quite easy to leave chatter marks or take to much off.

Random orbital is slow but very hard to get wrong. Plus OP has already purchased.

sand a floor with this? you are going to be there weeks and have a bad case of white finger.

Would seriously reconsider doing a floor with this, as said already you'll really suffer both with how slow it is and the vibrations in your hands. I hired a belt sander plus "edging" orbital sander. The belt was a bit of a beast and as I was sanding old, very hard oak it came up fine but on softer floorboards you might find it too aggressive. The edging sander could be used for the entire floor and, if you go fine enough on the grit, the swirly scratches should be near invisible. Good luck whatever you decide...!

depends how big the floor is doesn't it really

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I need to sand some doors, door frames and skirting this any good?

You can buy 4 cheap sanders for this price; please can anyone tell me what makes this 4 times better?
I'm sanding large quantities of old scaffold boards to make into furniture and, although I'm mostly using a belt sander, I need an orbital sander to do some of the finishing work and would appreciate any suggestions. Should I but the Makita?

simonspeakeasy

You can buy 4 cheap sanders for this price; please can anyone tell me what … You can buy 4 cheap sanders for this price; please can anyone tell me what makes this 4 times better?I'm sanding large quantities of old scaffold boards to make into furniture and, although I'm mostly using a belt sander, I need an orbital sander to do some of the finishing work and would appreciate any suggestions. Should I but the Makita?



​​i do similar work and have gone through a number of cheap RO Sanders as they wear out quite quickly when used for long periods of time due to the bearings going. The higher priced models will get knackered due to overheating the velcro attachment but last a lot longer and it's cheaper to replace the attachment. Alternatively look into air compressor orbital sanders, it's a larger outlay but worthwhile. I'm saving for one now

I hadn't considered air . . . Thanks.

Good deal

callum84

[quote=fazered] Random orbital is slow but very hard to get wrong. Plus … [quote=fazered] Random orbital is slow but very hard to get wrong. Plus OP has already purchased.


This is not a random orbital sander.

Something like the Makita BO5031 Random Orbit Palm Sander is a random orbital sander.

For years I muddled on with a belt sander (good for serious material removal) and a couple of uttelry useless 1/3 sheet sanders.
Then I paid about £90 for a Makita random orbital sander. It is way ahead of the 1/3rd sheet sanders.



jaizan

This is not a random orbital sander.Something like the Makita BO5031 … This is not a random orbital sander.Something like the Makita BO5031 Random Orbit Palm Sander is a random orbital sander. For years I muddled on with a belt sander (good for serious material removal) and a couple of uttelry useless 1/3 sheet sanders.Then I paid about £90 for a Makita random orbital sander. It is way ahead of the 1/3rd sheet sanders.


Your right mate, meant orbital shouldnt have put random.

Orbital sanders are a waste of time. Random orbit sanders are way, way better.
I have a couple of 4" belt sanders which I only use for heavy removal with a 40 grit - but a 6" random orbit sander is the first choice. You can get away with 60 grit even because the scratches aren't so obvious as with a belt sander.
An air sander uses a really lot of air - not diy .
Best I've used is the Metabo https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/7du/Metabo-600129380-SXE450-240V-Orbit-Sander/B000VE4G7S
The Bosch PEX 400 is good for a diy.
The cheap supermarket versions aren't that bad but not used them for long so don't know how robust they are.

Edited by: "zzzz" 10th Feb

snappyfish

I need to sand some doors, door frames and skirting this any good?



need to sand some doors, door frames and skirting this any good?
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