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Offline Model 12

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Made Pad For Milwaukee Orbital Sander
« on: November 13, 2023, 05:04:16 AM »
Milwaukee 6010 Orbital Sander got discontinued years ago. Same with the parts. Last month, the factory installed Pad gave out. I had a new one stashed away carefully. But the years were not kind to it. The thing fell apart not five minutes into sanding. Left with no other choice, I made my own. I decided not to risk that mystery red fabric just yet. I got some 10mm thick foam neoprene with a little give to it. Not nearly as soft as in the original pad. Bonded 1mm hard neoprene over that with special multipurpose 3M adhesive. Drilled access holes for screws. Bonded in turn to the Steel Plate with the same thing I use for metal to wood. Trimmed neoprene to size and attached the works to the sander. I tested today. Did real well with sanding. Bonds are holding up.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2023, 02:13:28 PM by Model 12 »
No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short

Online Bill Houghton

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Re: Made Pad For Milwaukee Orbital Sander
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2023, 11:54:37 AM »
Neat.

Remember mouse pads?  I've wondered for some years whether one of those would be the right material for a sander pad.

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Re: Made Pad For Milwaukee Orbital Sander
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2023, 09:34:16 PM »
Hello, Bill. I remember mouse pads because I still use one! It helps with the mouse that I use!!
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Re: Made Pad For Milwaukee Orbital Sander
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 09:34:59 PM »
Hello, Model 12. Nice job on the repair!!
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Re: Made Pad For Milwaukee Orbital Sander
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2023, 04:33:14 PM »
Thanks fellas. Yeah Mouse Pads. I wonder if it'd be cost effective enough to cut a Mouse Pad from the sheet of neoprene.
The thing that surprised me is how it seems better than the real OEM. Seems faster at removing the surface. Because of the extra thickness it is a stretch to get the 1/2 sheet on there, but it's doable.
No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short