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  • circular sander for drywall?

    is it a good/bad idea to be using a circular sander (5 inch) for drywall (sanding the joint compound)? I used it attached to a vac for the dust reasons, works great for keeping the dust from floating around but im not sure if it was easier or harder than a pole sander (i was using a heavier grit on the pole sander and the circular had a 100 grit that burnt out quickly) Is a power sander recommended for this job at all?

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    Re: circular sander for drywall?

    Don't know if it's recommended or not, but I've done it for the same reason as you.. better dust control. I always finish up with the hand/pole sander though.

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    • #3
      Re: circular sander for drywall?

      that was my idea and is working out well so far. im on the 2nd coat so we'll see. the dust in a non vented small area is totally out of control and the vac works very good in this case.

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      • #4
        Re: circular sander for drywall?

        Just use a damp sponge to feather and smooth it out, a light pole sand on the final skim coat only, hardly any dust to worry about. There is also a pole sander that is setup to attach to a vac, you just use the screen sandpaper on it. You will kill your ROS using it for drywall, the dust it so fine it will work its way into the bearings

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        • #5
          Re: circular sander for drywall?

          Definately use the screen sandpaper and pole sander with vac hook-up.Otherwise use the standard pole sander and simply run a vac in same room with a fine dust colletor filter installed. I recomend NOT opening a window and useing a fan blowing out.Close the room off as much as possible then sand.

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