A drum sander is a large, electric floor-sanding machine that you stand behind and push across the floor. Some drum sanders come with a vacuum attachment that picks up some of the debris as you work. A drum sander is a good choice for a large project that requires extensive sanding.
I was finished with that machine, so I started up my Porter Cable ® 1/2 sheet sander and with 80 grit floor sanding paper attacked the edges where the orbital floor machine couldn't get. With a little hand pressure this little machine did about the same job as the big one but about 10 times slower !
Using four-pad, random orbit technology, the U-Sand sander makes floor sanding easy and worry-free by eliminating the possibility of damaging the floor. Acting as a sander, edger and buffer, this machine can complete a flooring job from start to finish.
The right hardwood floor equipment can make all the difference in terms of time and results! City Floor Supply carries a large inventory of new and used floor machines, like floor sanders, edgers, and buffers from all the top manufactures including, Clarke, Festool, Lägler, Bona, and Galaxy.
I build small cabins and have never used nor needed a drum or belt sander. 175 rpm low speed buffer with 40 to 80 grit will remove as much material as needed when it's all said and done more than once folks asked if the floor is wet because the finish looks wet and deep all because of low speed orbital sanding.
Sanding floor machines can be bulky, balky, and damage hardwood floor finishes if used incorrectly. At U-Sand, we've taken renting floor sanding equipment to a new level. Using four-pad, random orbit technology, the U-Sand Pro sander makes floor sanding easy and worry-free by eliminating the possibility of damaging the floor.
If the floor feels rough after sanding with the 100-grit paper, buff it with a 120-grit screen. Buffing with a screen helps smooth out fine scratches. Follow the same pattern as sanding, working along the grain and getting as close to the wall as possible.