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Old 01-29-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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I've read the post on 'Finish Sanding' and did a search with no other results on 'Flex Edge', so i'm posting this.

I'm very hesitant to switch from my standard super sander/pole sander with Johnsons Abrasives paper to a sander (Flex Edge) that uses a proprietary paper.

How many sheets of 150 does it take you to do your average size 3bd house? Does it flip less than a super sander, because i don't find it flips much to begin with, if you angle it right.

I'm not getting a 360. the thought of having to sand a room with one sander and then sand the angles with another sander bothers me to no end.

so you guys with a flex edge, what's your opinion? is it gathering dust in your shed? Thank you!

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150 huh...
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Flex edge is the only sanding pole IMO. I don't know exactly what a super sander is but the flex edge almost never rolls. Depending on how much you're sanding you should be able to get through a house on one piece of paper. I use the medium grit with the foam attached to it. Works great for rough and finish sand.
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I've read the post on 'Finish Sanding' and did a search with no other results on 'Flex Edge', so i'm posting this.

I'm very hesitant to switch from my standard super sander/pole sander with Johnsons Abrasives paper to a sander (Flex Edge) that uses a proprietary paper.

How many sheets of 150 does it take you to do your average size 3bd house? Does it flip less than a super sander, because i don't find it flips much to begin with, if you angle it right.

I'm not getting a 360. the thought of having to sand a room with one sander and then sand the angles with another sander bothers me to no end.

so you guys with a flex edge, what's your opinion? is it gathering dust in your shed? Thank you!
Sounds like you only pole sand what about the detailed sanding ? Do you not do it with a sponge ? No matter how good you are with a sanding stick it is still important to fine tune it .
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Sanding pole! Do people still use them?
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oooooh i go around the whole house with a light and a sponge after pole sanding.

i would use 120 grit but it seems they only make 100, 150, 220.

shut up TonyM, you UK people don't know jack.

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oooooh i go around the whole house with a light and a sponge after pole sanding.

i would use 120 grit but it seems they only make 100, 150, 220.

shut up TonyM, you UK people don't know jack.

thanks Taped Crusader, appreciated.

I didn't lower myself to take part in the other UK vs the US slanging match thread, but you Mr dusty can F Uck right off!

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Sanding pole! Do people still use them?
i started a thread topic about 'Flex Edge Sander' and you pipe up with this stupid comment. why would you even waste your time posting that in the first place. i'm not TRYING to be a prick, it just comes naturally. but if you wanna slag on pole sanders then start a new thread explaining why.

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i started a thread topic about 'Flex Edge Sander' and you pipe up with this stupid comment. why would you even waste your time posting that in the first place. i'm not TRYING to be a prick, it just comes naturally. but if you wanna slag on pole sanders then start a new thread explaining why.
Most companies here now insist on machine sanding for H&S reasons. I don't actually know any tapers that don't machine sand.
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I use ALL types of sander-

Typical job=

Portercable 150 sand, following by regular pole sanding with 150 and sponges on corners

Also use the Black Widow, which is very simular to the flex-edge, except its bigger. The black widow, 360 , and flex-edge all give you a sanding job like you where using a sponge. IMO, they all do the job good, but it depends what you want to use it for. The flex-edge is great for screws and angles, but the 360 or the black widow are better for joints and cornerbeads, because it covers more sanding, meaning you get it done faster. Also, pole sanding it good for getting edges sanded down in joints, etc. They all work great. No number 1 prefence really.
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