Norton Multi Air vac sander

El Toro

Member
My Paint Jobber ran a special on the Norton Multi Air Vac. Sander kit. # 41385 . I thought for collision work dry sanding should be a little less dust in my shop. Any one use this set up? I have used it a few times and not real impressed and have to blow off the sand paper when sanding Turbo primer even when it has sat a few days. maybe it's just me
 

DATEC

Member
I've never looked into the vac sanders they were just to cumbersome for me but unless you have it hooked to a powered central vac system pulling the dust I can't see it working very well.
 

El Toro

Member
DATEC;n81423 said:
I've never looked into the vac sanders they were just to cumbersome for me but unless you have it hooked to a powered central vac system pulling the dust I can't see it working very well.
OPPS should have posted under TOOLS sorry. Datec your right this system is cumbersome and has a bag off the end for dust collection that seams not to catch much dust. If nothing else I have a nice Huttchens sander LOL
 

Jim C

Oldtimer
i have the 3m sanders that hold the bag also. sanders are good but the bag system is totally worthless. you need an actual vacuum attached to really work right. the bags are clogged in about 2 sec then it doesnt catch anymore. i really never minded dust on the panel. i sand with a bench brush in my hand then i can just brush it onto the floor. i buy discs with no holes so i am not blowing the dust in the air and all over the shop.
 

El Toro

Member
Jim C;n81433 said:
i have the 3m sanders that hold the bag also. sanders are good but the bag system is totally worthless. you need an actual vacuum attached to really work right. the bags are clogged in about 2 sec then it doesnt catch anymore. i really never minded dust on the panel. i sand with a bench brush in my hand then i can just brush it onto the floor. i buy discs with no holes so i am not blowing the dust in the air and all over the shop.
Thanks Jim yes the paper with holes does clog up and I have to blow off the dust and of course more dust in the air. Good idea with the brush will try next time.
 
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