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Lee Watermann
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Hexagon mandrel
Jun 19th, 2017 at 8:54pm
 
I have been looking for 2 and 3 inch sanders with a 1/4" hexagon mandrel but no joy. Has anyone seen such a thing? I always want something that isn't available. lol
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Re: Octagon mandrel
Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 8:57pm
 
Octagon?  I use hex drive sanding disks, and a quick change hex drive adaptor in my drill.
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Re:Hexagon mandrel
Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 9:34pm
 
Bert, you are so right! Hex is what I'm looking for.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 11:00pm
 
Try Steve Worcester at TurningWood.com.  I use his 2" and 3" mandrels as well as his sandpaper.  He's a great guy to deal with.  Very helpful.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #4 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 10:10am
 
Lee, here is a link to a discussion we had not too long ago.
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I did purchase a Skilton brand sanding pad, mandrel, whatever people want to call them.
I don't have any personal long term review but it's been working well so far.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #5 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 12:23pm
 
I use the ones from Lee Valley, however, I seen a video on how to make my own and  I will some time to.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #6 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 9:17pm
 
I like the ones from Lee Valley as they are hex mandrels. (pricey) I would like to find a pad that is roloc with a hex mandrel. I use wooden wonders and like them but my hand sander I made needs a hex shaft. (mandrel) I can make a pad easily enough with a hex shaft and maybe glue on a roloc pad if I need to.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #7 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 9:24am
 
Lee Watermann wrote on Jun 20th, 2017 at 9:17pm:
I like the ones from Lee Valley as they are hex mandrels. (pricey)


As I mentioned in the post I linked to,
The Mandrels from Turningwood and Lee Valley are the same product, just different prices.

Lee Watermann wrote on Jun 20th, 2017 at 9:17pm:
I would like to find a pad that is roloc with a hex mandrel. I use wooden wonders and like them but my hand sander I made needs a hex shaft.


You can buy a 1/4" drill bit collet like this.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #8 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 8:35pm
 
Ed, I am going to get one of each. I like the collet idea as I can use the spindles I have from Wooden Wonders.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #9 - Jun 23rd, 2017 at 7:37pm
 
Just an FYI--Lee Valley's hex is 9mm and Turning Wood's is 1/4".  Might make a difference in what you are looking for.
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Re: Hexagon mandrel
Reply #10 - Jun 24th, 2017 at 8:46am
 
Steve, the only "sanding pads" I see currently listed at Lee Valley are these
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I don't see where it indicates that the LV product has a 9mm shaft as you mentioned.
These both appear to be the same product BUT the LV does not look to be a Q-D shaft. is this the reason for the change in diameter.
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