Floor Care & Installation Tools: Floor Sanders

Cherry Hill 4 Disc Random Orbital Floor Sander

Sanding floor machines can be bulky, balky, and damage hardwood floor finishes if used incorrectly. At U-Sand, we’ve taken renting floor sanding equipment to a new level.

Using four-pad, random orbit technology, the U-Sand Pro sander makes floor sanding easy and worry-free by eliminating the possibility of damaging the floor.

The U-Sand Pro is 40 lbs lighter and offers a more aggressive cut. Acting as a sander, edger and buffer, this machine can complete a flooring job from start to finish.

U-Sand changes everything about floor sanding.

Rip and strip finishes on existing floors with ease. Cuts through urethane efficiently and leaves the wood clean and ready for a new finish. Sands in any direction without damaging the grain pattern, and is the best machine for antique floors as it removes far less material than drums so your floors last longer. Far easier to use than traditional drum sanders: change hook and loop grit disks in seconds, vacuums dust out of the way as you go, edge and buff with the same machine, floats easily as you make your passes.

Far easier to use than traditional drum sanders: change hook and loop grit disks in seconds, vacuums dust out of the way as you go, edge and buff with the same machine, floats easily as you make your passes.

HireTech HTF Orbital Floor Sander

Designed for ease of use and versatility, the HTF is a high performer suitable for a wider range of floors and surfaces than any other orbital floor sander available. Superbly engineered to give a swirl free sanding performance, the HTF glides effortlessly over any surface with finger tip control.

Simple operation and safety are major features of the HTF. A powerful vacuum system picks up the fine dust created in orbital sanding which is collected in a disposable paper dust bag for safe handling and disposal. A biased off switch prevents the sander being accidentally left switched on, while the handle is easily removed for easy, safe transportation. An integral light provides a flood of illumination in front, highlighting the floor surface.

The 400mm x 115mm square form factor provides 0.094kgf/cm2 (1.34psi) pressure evenly across the whole of the abrasive pad. Abrasives work at their optimal loading with grits from as coarse as P40. Sanding is efficient and consistent across the whole of the abrasive range.

The HTF’s unique abrasive system also allows for the sanding and refinishing of fine parquet and laminate flooring systems. The abrasive pad, used as a backing pad for a range of self adhesive abrasive papers and as a P280 abrasive, features a foam core which prevents the pad from going flat. By retaining its flexibility, the abrasive pad follows the contours of the floor without cutting through high spots to new wood.

For easy abrasive installation, the abrasive pad is simply pressed onto the sanding block and held in place by a hook and loop system. A full range of aluminium oxide self-adhesive abrasive sheets, with high grit density and anti-loading technology, give the HTF an unrivalled performance with fast, effective stock removal.

The HTF has been specifically designed for sanding and refinishing all types of level wood floors in good condition and sanding between coats of varnish where a high standard of final finish is required. The HTF is also the ideal floor sander for sanding and refinishing floating parquet and other thin laminated, veneered or solid wood flooring systems including pre-finished. For floors that require buffing before finishing, a buffing pad can be used in place of the abrasive pad.
Sharing the same motor as the HT7 Disc Floor Sanders the HTF has the power to get the job done, in an easy to operate, flexible design that anyone can use to get the perfect finish on any floor.

HireTech HT7 Disc Floor Sander

The HT7 has been precision engineered to meet the challenging demands of the tool hire and rental, contractor and professional markets. The powerful four brush motor drives a dynamically balanced sanding pad. The HT7’s drive is transmitted through a hardened steel alloy pinion and large diameter aluminium bronze drive gear that will not slip or stall. Motor commutation is via Hiretech’s precision moulded brush block and brass brush holders. Constant force brush springs ensure a smooth, consistent power transmission.

Hiretech’s unique metal backed sanding pad gives the HT7 the balance, feel and touch demanded by the professional craftsman. A high precision press tool produces a dynamically balanced disc to which the rubber sanding pad is bonded using a specially developed process. This special process allows the rubber pad to be bonded to the metal back leaving an 8mm (5/16") deep rubber edge around the whole circumference of the disc. This design also allows the pad to be accurately trimmed and properly maintained throughout its life. Operator safety is improved as the soft edge reduces the risk of base boards, pipe work and other exposed work surfaces being cut into.

Manufactured as a dynamically balanced component, the HT7 sanding pad does not require any additional balancing or corrective procedures to make it run without vibration. This ensures that the HT7 will run smoothly - prolonging the life of the pad, drive gear and motor.

The HT7 Disc Floor Sander will sand a high quality, score-free finish on hard and soft wood floors, including parquet and any solid wood surface that requires rapid sanding and levelling. The HT7 can also be used on a wide range of other surfaces including some types of decking, fibre board, cork and composition floors. Ideal for confined areas such as closets, stair treads and sanding right up to the edge of a floor (edge sanding), without damage to the base board or skirting.

The bias off switch and optional disposable paper dust bag system makes the HT7 the safest disc floor sander available. The continuous heavy duty self-cooling four brush motor will not stall or slow down under load when sanding with coarse grit abrasives, removing old surface finishes and deposits of wax and dirt. The HT7’s superb balance and feel make it easy to sand a score-free finish, with a high production rate and fast stock removal when needed.

HireTech HT8 Multi-Speed Drum Floor Sander

Designed by Hiretech, the multi-speed control provides both on/off switching of the floor sander and the choice of four operating speeds in a simple, easy to use configuration. Additional functionality comes in the form of ‘no volt start’ that prevents accidental start-up when the power cord is connected to the power supply. Motor stall protection, operating within just 1.5 seconds of a stall event. Motor overload protection and run-time management provided by service indicator lights via the four speed-selector buttons.

For the do-it-yourself user, one of four drum speeds can be selected to match individual skill level - allowing the user to gain confidence before selecting the ideal speed for the job and application.

For the contractor and professional, user the HT8 Multi-Speed is a versatile, powerful floor sander suitable for all types of jobs. The multi-speed control provides the range of performance, control and feel demanded by the skilled user to sand all types of floor to the perfect finish.