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sanding mop - TimPa - 07-10-2015

does anyone have experience using a sanding mop or similar device for sanding routed profiles (ogee)?

looking for info like good quality models, grit, etc.?
thanks


Re: sanding mop - fredhargis - 07-10-2015

I bought one from Klingspor and chucked in my drill press to sand some factory made balusters I was installing in my last house. It didn't seem to do much at all, I was pretty sour on it. I'm thinking I didn't know what to expect.


Re: sanding mop - Joe K1 - 07-10-2015

Similar experience with the sanding mop. Put it in a box about 8 years ago and labeled it - sanding solution in search of a application. Opened the box once since.


Re: sanding mop - nicobie - 07-10-2015

Sand o flex with 60 grit slit sand paper works pretty good. The end result is closer to 100 grit.


Re: sanding mop - Scoony - 07-10-2015

I have the sanding mop and find it helpful to soften up edges and sand small curvy parts.

I have the rubber grommets in mine which seems to help spread the sanding flaps.


Re: sanding mop - SceneryMaker - 07-10-2015

I have and use the Klingspor version with 120 grit in it to get a finishable surface after the router. I found it helps to spin it pretty fast.

See linky for the one I have and like.


Re: sanding mop - jteneyck - 07-10-2015

If you have a lot of molding to do you need a serious solution. Linky.

John


Re: sanding mop - Steve N - 07-10-2015

TimPa said:


does anyone have experience using a sanding mop or similar device for sanding routed profiles (ogee)?

looking for info like good quality models, grit, etc.?
thanks





Look like a long time member, first time poster, welcome.

John's suggestion can work, how big is the detail on the Ogee? Are there other profiles? Biggest question is how many feet to do?

Other possibilities are.

I have had splendid success with these, better on harder woods than soft.











They come in most profiles, and because of more cutters hitting the stock the metal/carbide gets less heat = longer lasting than 2 and 3 wing cutters.

For softer stuff I just use a sanding sponge cause on the flaps I have seen detail destruction.


Re: sanding mop - JerGar - 07-10-2015

jteneyck said:


If you have a lot of molding to do you need a serious solution. Linky.

John




My Sand-Rite comes in handy,is used a lot.





Re: sanding mop - TimPa - 07-13-2015

thank you for all of the replies. great info - i wasn't aware of the sand o flex, flap wheel, or quad cutters. i just ordered 2 new whiteside bits too darn