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Larick profile sanders3/2
Trying to get the info from actual users. Are these type of profile sanders worth it for sanding raised panels and edge profiles. If so, are there any on the used market. What brands are best?
I think you would find Vorwood's Turbosand system to work better. The only issue is your cutters and the sanding profile need to match.
Works best on raised panels, I have one dedicated to that.
I have the Larick. Really, really like it for raised panels, not so much on edges. I have three heads to match my Freeborn cutters.
I thought about a profile sander in the past but decided against it for several reasons.
I think they only do good on the most basic profile. Any detail and it will distort the profile detail.
It is easy enough to use a Soft Sander pad and do by hand.
I have 16 raised panel profiles and over 40 outside edge profiles and there is no way i would spend outrageous money for custom heads when it can be done by hand very quickly and a lot more accurately.
Im just a one man shop but if i was a bigger shop i would probably have one for the simple profiles.
I have the Turbosand heads and Larick. I prefer the Larick for the profile I have, it is just a simple ogee edge. The Turbosand is an eased square edge. The paper is a lot more durable on the Larick. I don't think it would work too well on a tight radius though. Larry at Larick machine was very helpful with getting me what I needed.
Issues with life most frequently come from poor shaper/sander match or a tendency by inexperienced users to sand way to hard. Turbosand users can call us anytime to discuss these issues and troubleshoot; and if the sanders are faulty, we do warranty them and replace them when they are defective.