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Forum topic by moke posted 10-29-2020 11:58 PM 223 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2020 11:58 PM

Does anyone have the Triton 6” orbital sander? This thing is a beast, will take off wood faster than a belt sander….almost. But from what I see it is not easily finessed. It never seems to “go easy”. I had it turned off the geared sanding and turned down in speed to 2 or 3. It left sanding marks and CERTAINLY was not comfortable to use. It will wear you down in no time. Am I doing something wrong? I feel like I could sand a rough tree down, but I certainly would not want to use it on a glass finish! I bought it to replace my 5” ROS machines…...I think I screwed up….
Thanks in advance

-- Mike

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#1 posted 10-30-2020 05:23 AM

I don’t have that one, but any of the 6” dual mode sanders will take off some material quick if you get down on them, plus with mine I’ve found the grit, and type of paper you use will go a long way to calming the beast within, and DO NOT run it on high, turbo, whatever they call the higher range. Unless of course you want to scour that wood down. It will do that.

I’ve found that Abranet softens the effect in the low range, but I still have an army of 5” ROS to do the light work.

The abranet if you’ve not used it is much better with dust collection. With it the discs themselves work better, and wear much better than paper or cloth backed paper. It’s a mesh, and the dust goes right through and doesn’t load up the paper, Because it isn’t full of junk, it works better. Grits from 80 to 1000. I usually stay at the higher grits. I’ve got a planer if I want to take off material :-)

I get mine here.

Try some, but for gentle you’ll probably still need a lighter 5” ROS.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 10-30-2020 04:12 PM

Thanks…I’ll try that. I use abranet on my lathes all the time…and I have some but I cut it all into strips! I was just disillusioned that this thing was such a beast! Are festools like that too?
Thanks for taking the time to respond.

-- Mike

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