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#1 posted 11-27-2018 05:02 PM

I have the Supermax 19-38 and I like it. I use it in many projects that I make. It’s not a replacement for my random orbit sander. Without it, I’m not sure how I could sand (perfectly flat) the 1/8” thick shop-sawn veneer that I use. It’s really good for figured wood or wood that chips and tears out frequently. It’s slow—but very good for dimensioning wood to an exact thickness

I have sandpaper rolls from 80 grit to 220 grit. I almost never go above 150. I would say 80 or 100 grit is what I use typically.

Those rubber sticks for cleaning sandpaper work to help clean the sandpaper rolls. I would suggest using it with the drum turned off. When I use with the drum turned on I just end up getting a bunch of rubber bits all over the inside of the drum lid. If you ever “ruin” a sanding roll by getting pitch, glue, or something else clogging the sandpaper—try removing the belt and soaking it in Simple green over night. Scrub it with a little brush after the soaking. This has worked well for me.

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