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Clean Your Disc Sander



Here's a quick way to get rid of the globs of adhesive that remain on the surface of your disc sander after you remove worn out abrasive sheets. Goo Gone (available at hardware stores and home centers) attacks this problem like nobody's business. Goo Gone is citrus based, so it's not as harsh as paint solvents.


Remove the disc sander's table and lower guard or dust shroud. If you can, tilt your sander so the disc is horizontal. Squirt some Goo Gone on the disc and let it soak for a few minutes. Then scrub the disc with a small fine-bristle wire brush. When the adhesive residue is all dissolved, wipe it off the disc with paper towels. Clean the disc with water to remove any remaining Goo Gone solution and dry the disc.

Magic American Products, (800) 321-6330, Goo Gone, 8 fl. oz. bottle, $5.



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Jorge Cabrera wrote re: Clean Your Disc Sander
on 03-30-2009 9:48 PM

The Goo Gone tip is a good one!

originalbart wrote re: Clean Your Disc Sander
on 04-10-2009 6:28 PM

Also if you'll either run a piece of wood back & forth on the sanding disk to get it warm or use a heat gun the sanding disk will come off easier.