BM 1619P01046 5-05
For best results, tilt the Disc Sander at a 10°
to 15° angle while sanding so that only about
1" of the surface around the edge of the disc
contacts the work.
If the disc (accessory) is held
flat or the back edge of the
disc comes in contact with the work, a violent
thrust to the side may result.
If sander is tilted too much, sanding action
will be too great and a rough cut surface or
gouging and snagging will result.
Guide the Disc Sander with crosswise
strokes. Be careful not to hold the sander in
When sanding wood the direction of the disc
motion at the contact point should parallel the
grain as much as possible. The rapid cut of
discs and the swirl type scratch pattern they
occasionally create generally prohibit their
use for producing the final finish.
Scratches and circular marks are usually the
result of using too coarse a grit. When
changing to a finer grit, move across the
sanding lines that were made by a previous
Wire brushes are intended to "clean"
structural steel, castings, sheet metal, stone
and concrete. They are used to remove rust,
scale and paint.
one spot too long. Do not use a circular
motion, as this makes swirl marks. Test
before use on scrap stock.
Do not force or apply pressure when
sanding. Use only the weight of the tool for
pressure. Excess pressure actually slows the
tool down. If faster stock removal is desired,
change to a coarser grit disc.
Remove gummy paint from metal with an
"open coat" disc. Sand until sparks start to
appear, then stop and change to a "closed
coat" disc to remove any remaining paint.
When sanding automobiles or appliances,
wipe the metal clean with a non-flammable
solvent or commercial cleaner to remove all
wax and grease. By doing this first, the
sanding discs will sand better and last longer.
For heavy duty work, use a coarse grit disc
first. Follow-up with a medium grit to remove
scratches. To produce smooth finish, use fine
Wire Brush Operations
when working corners, sharp edges etc. This
can cause loss of control and kick-back.
Avoid bouncing and snag-ging
the wire brush, espe-cially