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Sanding china edges

I make jewelry using antique china. Which of the attachments would be best for sanding the edges to smooth?

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  • debtreasures Jan 31, 2009

    Thank you so much. This is a brand new set maybe I should return it it seems awfully cheap where you change out the attachments..

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Try the 1/2" Drum Sander with 180g-220g Paper(Emery works Best)...You Might Try a Taper Spindle, and Purchase Sanding Rolls to Fit (usually get a Bag of 50 for about $5, Lots easier to change out, plus they come in Various Profiles and Grits.
Someday You might want to Upgrade to Either a Foredom, or a Dumore, You would be a Lot Happier.
I Use a 1/4HP Foredom for Metal Polishing, can't imagine anything else...Have Fun!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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    Rick Wymer Feb 01, 2009

    I feel that for the Money, a Great Tool Makes you Money in the Long Run, Lasts Longer, better Built.
    My Foredom for instance, has a Floor Operated On/Off, & Speed Control. The Tool Holder which has 3 Different Arbor/Chuck sizes available( far greater range of Tooling) is about 3/4" in Diameter and is attached to a 42" Long Flexible Shaft (similiar to a Dentist Drill)...guess it boils down to How Fast, and How Much Product you intend to make...Good Luck.


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