Selecting the best plasterboard grinder

Selecting the best plasterboard grinder

Getting acquainted with this type of material is especially recommended for people who have never before had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the operation of plaster grinders.
What should you pay attention to?
Like all equipment, gypsum grinders have specific parameters that determine the power and functionality of their work and the comfort of their use. It is worth paying special attention to a few of the most basic of them. These are the most important features that will allow us to decide which sander to choose.
Engine power
Good gypsum sanders are those with high engine power. This is a key part of their equipment, because the quality of the work depends largely on it. We must remember that grinding machines have to work in difficult conditions – high friction with the workpiece surface and gypsum dust. Higher engine power means that the grinder does not overheat easily after a long period of work, in conditions of high dust that settles on the machine.
2. dust extraction system
Without a doubt, a gypsum sander that is worth having is the one that has a dust extraction system. This is a convenience that cannot be overestimated. Thanks to the fast process of gypsum dust extraction we make our work easier, without having to bother with the dirt that will be caused by grinding walls and ceilings. At the same time, we will ensure a longer service life of our machine by reducing the dust that settles on the machine and gets inside it.
3. the size of the so-called “feet
The size of the “foot”, i.e. the proper surface grinding a given surface, is one of the most important factors determining the comfort of working with a gypsum sander. It is up to us how quickly we are able to perform the required surface treatment. However, it should also be remembered that too big a “foot” means an increase in the weight of the machine and a decrease in its steering. This translates into the difficulty of finishing work at the corners.
4. giraffe grinder
It is worth choosing a model of a gypsum sander which is constructed on the basis of the so-called “giraffe”, which is a long neck of the device, with the possibility of adjusting its length, in other words, it is a telescopic boom. Models of this type significantly facilitate grinding work in the upper parts of walls and ceilings. The simplicity translates into both the comfort of the position taken, without unnecessary muscle tensioning, and the speed of work, without the need to stand on the ladder and constantly move it to the next place.
Removable head guard
Another important equipment of good quality gypsum grinders is the convenience of a removable head guard. Thanks to such a solution, grinding corners does not pose any special problems. It is enough to remove the head guard and at first the hard to reach places become accessible for our sander.
6. gypsum dust extractor
Buying a special vacuum cleaner with high suction power is an ideal solution when buying orbital grinders. Thanks to it we are able to prevent the adverse effects of gypsum dust on both our lungs and the grinder motor. Skillful, alternate use of a gypsum sander and extractor allows you to enjoy trouble-free operation of the sanding machine for a much longer time.
Best gypsum sanding machine in 2019
At the end of the above review of selected models of plaster grinders and basic criteria for selecting a good device of this type, we will try to answer the question of which is the best grinder.
The DS930 is distinguished in the above review by the fact that it is equipped with two interchangeable heads – a round and a triangular one. This makes it easier to use it in places that are difficult to reach with conventional round discs. The round disc has a diameter of 215 mm and the grinding side of the triangular disc is 282 mm.
With a motor power of 710 watts, it ranks second in the ranking, together with the Dedra DED7748. The latter has a footprint of 225 mm. An additional advantage of this model is the removable head.
The LHS 225-IP articulated sander from Festool has a motor power of only 550 W and a sanding pad diameter of 215 mm. This is not necessarily a disadvantage. On the contrary, the less powerful sander is ideally suited for occasional grinding of sanded surfaces. Ideal for DIY enthusiasts.
Finally, the Repper sander has the most powerful motor of all these models and has a power output of up to 800 watts. As indicated above, it is therefore the sander with potentially the longest efficiency and the fastest efficiency.
Naturally, the decision which gypsum sander is the best in 2019 is partly due to individual preferences. However, it seems that the Scheppach DS930 is the most versatile sander in the world due to its averaged performance and its original dual head design.

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