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fine dust cling to doors ,will static bar help?? ???4/27
I use 180 gr with cushion platnin to finish sand hardwood doors. the fine dust clings to the recessed surfaces and door edges . I am wondering if it is static cling. Has any one had this problem or has anyone use a electric static bar mounted on wide belt sander for this.
I have the same problem on my 25" widebelt even with really good dust collection pressure. I have been needing to find a solution as well but never seem to have time.
my set up is as follows: sander 2 head 42" cantek, 1st head contact rubber drum, 2nd combination head contact rubber drum or cushion platnin, 3rd 1/2" copper water line with slots cut in it connected to compressed air (this uses a lot of air can not turn pressure very high), 4th nylon brush to sweep surfaces.
the only time I have trouble is sanding with the platnin ( finish sand 180gr, dust clings to recessed areas and edge of doors.
the thing that makes me think it is static is that the dust will cling more to a laminated panel on the glue line.
A static bar would definitely help. Most larger sanders come with these. It will help charge the panels to repel the saw dust. This will make it easier to clean the panels.
I can help you purchase a static bar with power supply. They are not cheap, but definitely do the job. The one comes with a air bar and a ionizer with power supply. The air blows over the ionizer getting a static charge to blow the panel. This will then help clean your panels.
thought I would post a picture of the dust clinging to the glue line'
I too believe that static bar would be gtrest help in this regard. Larger sanders come with these. It will help charge the panels to repel the saw dust. This will make it easier to clean the panels.