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Posted by jb on March 19th, 2001 02:18 PM
In reply to 100 year old wood floor, Drum sander is not enough! by Boyd on March 19th, 2001 12:27 PM [Go to top of thread]

A floor sanding drum sander is one that is upright with a large vacuum bag that one person can barely lift. If this is what you had, and it didn't cut it, then you probably either didn't have an aggresive enough grit on the sandpaper or the sandpaper was clogged with the black stuff and needed to be changed. Some of the aggresive grits practically look like they have little pebbles on them it is so rough. If you let them, they would eat right through the entire 3/4" floor. If you get the right equipment you will probably end up removing about a 1/4" of material. You will need to progress through 2 or 3 different grits, moving toward finer and finer. I would try it again after learning a little more. I'm sure others will post with links to further details...

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