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I Like Waffle
02-16-2009, 06:38 PM
I need to go pick up something to fix some uneven places on the outside of my box. I was thinking a rasp would be good for removing MDF pretty quickly? What do you guys use?

PaulThompson229
02-16-2009, 06:39 PM
Belt sander with 60 grit

bones22
02-16-2009, 06:40 PM
orbital sander
belt sander
good ole block with sandpaper on it (not to fast but yea)

I Like Waffle
02-16-2009, 06:41 PM
ah yes a belt sander would be nice. How much will a basic one cost me? i was aiming to spend maybe 10$ as i wont be using whatever i get much.

PaulThompson229
02-16-2009, 06:42 PM
ah yes a belt sander would be nice. How much will a basic one cost me? i was aiming to spend maybe 10$ as i wont be using whatever i get much.

I got a cheapo (black and decker I think) at Lowes for around $30, I didn't get a good one because I rarely use it.

SVT03L
02-16-2009, 06:43 PM
Sanding block and some 60grit. Also depending one how large the area a rasp will work also. I have used rasps to take down uneven spots on boxes before. Just not a good idea for large areas.

Mike465
02-16-2009, 06:44 PM
ah yes a belt sander would be nice. How much will a basic one cost me? i was aiming to spend maybe 10$ as i wont be using whatever i get much.

A belt sander will run for $60 and up, but I believe homedepot rents them. You will still pay more than $10 but at least you will not have to sand it down by hand.

I Like Waffle
02-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Just discovered i had a belt sander, and some 120 grit belts. Ill go out to the shop and see how it works :)

wu501
02-16-2009, 07:04 PM
a router with a flush trim bit would do the job rather quickly :)

Fiercetimbo17
02-16-2009, 07:17 PM
I use either a flushtrim or a hand planer depending on what im doing.

DonH
02-16-2009, 07:35 PM
real men use the calluses on their hands!

















for real thou a flush trim bit! im still getting used to it after a week of practice.