Eccentric Sanders

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Eccentric Sanders

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Synonyms: geared eccentric sanders,
random orbital sanders,
DE: (Getriebe-)Exzenterschleifer,
Handscheibenschleifmaschinen
Type: power sanders
Material: wood
Used with: sanding discs
Access Requirements: after Handheld Sander Introduction
Tutors: Lukas, Patrick
Similar (More or Less): belt sander

An eccentric sander is very useful for finishing surfaces. The major advantage of this kind of sander is the irregular motion of the sanding disc which greatly reduces unsightly marks on the workpiece.

Safety

When using an eccentric sander, always take the time to properly clamp down your workpiece, hook up the shop vac and wear safety glasses. Depending on your material, you may also need a dust mask.

As with all our sanders, please go outside if you can't keep the airborne dust to a minimum!

Suggested Reading


Festo RO 2 E

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Festo RO 2 E

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Used with: 150 mm sanding discs with 8 holes
Location: wood workshop
Manual: manuall.de
Tutors: Lukas, Patrick

The Festo RO 2 E had a broken switch when we got it, we overrode that and installed a cord switch instead. That means it has no protection against accidental turning on after you plug it in (keine Anlaufsicherung)!

When the foam part of our usual sanding part crumbled away, Keno and Lukas glued its velcro (Klett) sheet to a healthier pad with bad velcro ("Polymer-Klebstoff", XPS scrap piece for even clamping pressure without breaking the disc).



Festo RO 150 E

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Festo RO 150 E

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Used with: 150 mm sanding discs with 8 holes
Location: wood workshop (ladder shelf)
Access Requirements: after repair (see #25) & personal introduction
Manual: nearly identical to Festo RO 2 E (manuall.de)
Tutors:

The Festo RO 150 E needs to be repaired (see #25) before it can be added to the wood workshop. Since the other one is working, this is not overly urgent though.