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Mike Nathal
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Interface pads with ROS
Oct 4th, 2016 at 5:27pm
 
When I use a standard drill (spinning) for sanding, I start with a firm pad and add a softer interface pad when I get to 240 grit.  I now have a Metabo random orbital sander and am wondering if an interface pad makes sense, with the different action of the sander.  Perhaps the soft pad absorbs too much energy that would otherwise be transferred to the sand paper?
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Re: Interface pads with ROS
Reply #1 - Oct 4th, 2016 at 6:16pm
 
IMO
You can go too soft and have much of the motion/vibration taken up by the foam pad acting as a vibration dampener but you're going to have to figure that out on your own.
There's a lot going on there to add to what you already mentioned. Quality (sharpness) of sanding pad, speed of ROS, wood species. grain direction and the list goes on.
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Re: Interface pads with ROS
Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2016 at 7:51pm
 
A ROS may be more aggressive than sanding disks in a drill.  If so, a soft pad with lower grits can dish out softer areas of wood leaving the surface uneven.
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