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what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ?

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2006/07/31 13:28:29 (permalink)

what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ?

i have 16 window frames to sand and stain. the space on some is very limited and I would like a machine to helo me with this.


what would be the best out there thanks !
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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 14:01:25 (permalink)
    Black and Decker (or similar) detail sander. If you are taking some paint off you might want to invest in a load of nitromors aswell.
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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 14:05:09 (permalink)
    black and decker mouse. just won one on ebay.
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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 14:14:48 (permalink)
    Are you going to be sanding paint off?
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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 14:34:12 (permalink)
    Lol Three weeks ago I set about stripping and sanding down all the wood in my living room, door frames (replaced doors), skirting boards and window frame, ready for staining and varnishing.

    Through trial and error I soon learned the best approach was to use a heat gun to remove the umpteen layers of gloss, then either a detail or random orbital sander to get it down to the bare wood.

    Man what a fcuking job lol, it's just never ending and oh my loard the mess, be preaprared for the mess Boosha and finding saw dust in th emost unexpected places for weeks to come!!

    I also stirpped my floor boards, man thats a back breaker of a job, even with the right equipment.

    Of course that was all prior to me finding out I needed a new floor grrrr, my loving new living room has to wait and is on stadstill until my joiner can get the job done for me at the end of this month.

    I hate DIY

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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 14:45:52 (permalink)
    If there is one thing this forum has taught me it is that the only tool you ever really need is a spade.
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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 15:01:00 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Osagi

    Lol Three weeks ago I set about stripping and sanding down all the wood in my living room, door frames (replaced doors), skirting boards and window frame, ready for staining and varnishing.

    Through trial and error I soon learned the best approach was to use a heat gun to remove the umpteen layers of gloss, then either a detail or random orbital sander to get it down to the bare wood.

    Man what a fcuking job lol, it's just never ending and oh my loard the mess, be preaprared for the mess Boosha and finding saw dust in th emost unexpected places for weeks to come!!

    I also stirpped my floor boards, man thats a back breaker of a job, even with the right equipment.

    Of course that was all prior to me finding out I needed a new floor grrrr, my loving new living room has to wait and is on stadstill until my joiner can get the job done for me at the end of this month.

    I hate DIY

    Osagi


    i once did my window frames in my bedroom with just a block of wood and a piece of sandpaper, never been so knackered in all my life.

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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 15:05:53 (permalink)
    replace with upvc mate easiest way,and in the long term more economical price might put you off though
    ORIGINAL: Boosha

    i have 16 window frames to sand and stain. the space on some is very limited and I would like a machine to helo me with this.


    what would be the best out there thanks !

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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 15:18:29 (permalink)
    wire wool, just give the frame a light rub to key it and then stain, no need to remove the stain completely as that will take the rest of your life. As long as the new stain is not lighter than the old stuff it will work a treat.

    Be careful of electric sanders they can be aggressive and they blow dust everywhere and make a real noise.

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    RE: what is the best tool to use to sand window frames ? 2006/07/31 15:24:59 (permalink)
    belt sanders can be aggressive, anything by black and decker will not be.

    I would use just sand paper and a block, I rarely see decorators with detail/orbital sanders
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