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Avoid Swirl Marks When Sanding With Random Orbit.

Avoid swirl marks with my random orbit sander? I will tell you exactly why and how to avoid swirl marks when sanding with a random orbit sander. You’re sanding too fast, too random, and not working through grits of sand paper properly. I mean, they don’t make so many different grits just because it’s fun, they all serve a purpose.Fortunately, it’s an easy fix. So put your sander down and read these tips on how to avoid the dreaded pig tails. First step: I use 80 grit to strip paint or varnish and stain, or sand raw wood for stock removal. Most of my pieces I can start with 150, you will eventually get a feel for this and know where...

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