Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
power sanding speed

eliot d
>I have heard from several sources that it's best to use slow speeds both for lathe rpm and the rpm of the sanding disk itself. One reason, I've heard, is heat build up, which could cause micro checking ;and it's supposed to be bad for the sanding disk backing. Still, I'm not entirely convinced. I sometimes turn the speed way up and sand with light pressure, and I've not had any problems (that I know of). What's the lowdown on this issue? It would seem that there may be some advantages to faster speeds.

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