Mark Dale - WoodyDusty
The woodwork team are looking to standardise the types of hand sanders so that we can better manage consumables and tool maintenance. We currently have a range of different types of hand sander all in various levels of condition which all require different types of sandpaper to work.
What we have:
|Belt||Power Craft||PBS 720||The tracking roller has a locking nut missing so its not possible to fix in place or adjust|
|Belt||Titan||TTB290SDR||Needs new belt and bearing|
|Mouse||Black & Decker||BEW 230 Type 1|
|Orbit||Blaupunkt||OS3000||Wouldn’t turn on, moved to the hack pile in main|
|1/3” Sheet||Workzone||BVG-AIRFLO LD3 8LA||Wouldn’t turn on, moved to the hack pile in main|
|1/3” Sheet||B&Q? (Unbranded)||UBI35WSS||Wouldn’t turn on, moved to the hack pile in main|
|Detail||Black & Decker||KA 510|
We also have a multi-tool knocking about that can have sanding pads fitted to it.
The team has researched what the best all round option would be for our members and have settled on getting a couple Random Orbit sanders. Used along side our bench mounted machines this would give the best range of sanding options to members. For reference the Bobbin sander & Clarke disc sander are both restricted to 80 grit paper where as the Clarke belt sander can have various grits fitted. This article summarises our reasoning best:
Because we expect the orbit sanders to get a lot of use its likely they will need replacing more often than most other tools. As such we’ve chosen to go with a more budget friendly option that is easy to source to reduce costs and make replacing quick and easy. As such the tool itself would become a consumable and be replaced rather than the team attempting to repair them once they break.
This would cover the bulk of sanding work members need to do and for everyday consumables we’d only need to support 5” disc which come in a wide range of grits (40 to 400) and are easy to store. Regular roles of sandpaper would still be consumables for hand sanding and we’d still keep the other sanders that still work like the Detail & Mouse available, but wouldn’t actively support the types of pads they require or replace them when they break.
The team proposes the space buys two VonHaus random orbital sanders. These can be bought on Amazon or in stores like B&Q and have good reviews vs other budget options.
Change to consumables list:
Addition of Random Orbit Hand Sander. This can only be bought by team members, aim to have at least two working normally. Copying exact branding not critical, but keeping consistent will help us create familiarity with out tools.
Addition of 5” Sanding discs. Grits between 60 & 240 are under £3 for a 10 pack at toolstation. These can be bought by any member as required.
Woodwork hand tool
£73.98 (£36.99 x2)
Currently reduced to £32.99 on Amazon, but its easier to return to B&Q. Normally the two are the same price
Fully funded by Hackspace
Health & Safety
No change to risk assessment
Small Proposal < £150 - 2 Board Members and 5 Members
Supporting Board Members:
If you’re not sure how it works from here, basically below you can ask any questions you have, then once you’re happy for the proposal to go ahead you can reply showing your support. This can be as simple as posting “+1”.