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Mirka Deros review

Post by ultimatehandyman » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:53 am

Mirka Deros review

I have been using the Mirka Deros on several projects recently. I was only aware of this machine after reading posts by a few of the forum members who raved about this machine and also this review Mirka Ceros review

The Mirka Deros is the perfect sanding solution. It’s much quieter than other mains powered sanders, although the dust extraction does increase the noise in the area. I don’t have a dedicated dust extractor so I normally use the Wickes wet and dry vacuum. The abranet abrasives that attach to the machine seem to last much longer than traditional sanding backing papers, they also do not get clogged up with paint meaning that more dust is removed from the work area.

So far I have sanded down a steel van vault and a couple of painted plywood panels. In both instances the machine performed brilliantly and gave an excellent surface to paint onto. The machine is comfortable to hold, relatively quiet and easy to use. I must admit that I almost bought a traditional random orbit sander but I’m delighted that I chose this instead.

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Re: Mirka Deros review

Post by big-all » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:35 am

thanks for a comprehensive review as always
it is so quiet and dust free that i dont think it was actually sanding :lol:
of course the visual evidence tells us otherwise :lol:
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Post by Rorschach » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:06 pm

Though I don't have one of their sanders I am big fan of their abrasives and use them almost exclusively, their abralon pads are a thing of wonder and significantly improved the quality of my work and cut the time down as well, have saved me a fortune over the years even though the pads themselves are a little pricey.
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Post by Rorschach » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:30 pm

Oh and to improve extraction even more you might like to pair it with a dust deputy cyclone separator. I have been using cyclonic separators for a couple of years now on my big dust extractor and love them, I recently got a dust deputy for my shop vac and how I wish I had got one years ago, a massive improvement!
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Post by Dave54 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:27 pm

Very impressive! The lack of noise is amazing. A small point, but I like the separate mains lead. Saves having the lead bent where it comes out of the machine when in the kitbox, and makes it easily changable if it gets damaged.
The Abranet is obviously well worth a look too.
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Re: Mirka Deros review

Post by ultimatehandyman » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:25 pm

Rorschach wrote:Oh and to improve extraction even more you might like to pair it with a dust deputy cyclone separator. I have been using cyclonic separators for a couple of years now on my big dust extractor and love them, I recently got a dust deputy for my shop vac and how I wish I had got one years ago, a massive improvement!
Thanks, I'll check out the cyclone separator :thumbright:
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Post by gc1967 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:48 pm

ultimatehandyman wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Oh and to improve extraction even more you might like to pair it with a dust deputy cyclone separator. I have been using cyclonic separators for a couple of years now on my big dust extractor and love them, I recently got a dust deputy for my shop vac and how I wish I had got one years ago, a massive improvement!
Thanks, I'll check out the cyclone separator :thumbright:
What is the cyclone separator ?
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Re: Mirka Deros review

Post by gc1967 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:50 pm

gc1967 wrote:
ultimatehandyman wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Oh and to improve extraction even more you might like to pair it with a dust deputy cyclone separator. I have been using cyclonic separators for a couple of years now on my big dust extractor and love them, I recently got a dust deputy for my shop vac and how I wish I had got one years ago, a massive improvement!
Thanks, I'll check out the cyclone separator :thumbright:
What is the cyclone separator ?
Sorry for post I presume you mean the mirka dust extractor unit
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Re: Mirka Deros review

Post by Job and Knock » Mon May 06, 2019 7:18 am

Oneida Dust Deputy Pre-Filter Cyclone 001_01.jpg
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The Oneida Dust Deputy is a pre-filter cyclone which is placed in the vacuum hose line between the tool and the vacuum cleaner itself. It works by spinning-out the vast majority of the dust in the airflow using a vortex or cyclone, dust dropping to the bottom of the body (and into a home-made drop box). The principle is the same as has been used on industrial extraction equipment for a century or more and is also used in the Dyson vacuum cleaner. The idea is that the majority of the dust is removed from the airflow before it hits the filter in the vacuum cleaner, thus prolonging filter and bag life in the vacuum. It also has the additional advantage of removing a large percentage of finer dust that the filter/bag in a domestic vacuum cleaner would simply allow to pass through. There are many Chinese-made knock-offs (although that is debatable as the principle is very old) now available on eBay, Amazon, etc which may or may not be as effective:
Pre-Filter Cyclone 001_01.jpg
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Re: Mirka Deros review

Post by ultimatehandyman » Mon May 06, 2019 10:34 am

gc1967 wrote:
ultimatehandyman wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Oh and to improve extraction even more you might like to pair it with a dust deputy cyclone separator. I have been using cyclonic separators for a couple of years now on my big dust extractor and love them, I recently got a dust deputy for my shop vac and how I wish I had got one years ago, a massive improvement!
Thanks, I'll check out the cyclone separator :thumbright:
What is the cyclone separator ?

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Re: Mirka Deros review

Post by gc1967 » Wed May 08, 2019 3:03 pm

Job and Knock wrote:
Oneida Dust Deputy Pre-Filter Cyclone 001_01.jpg
The Oneida Dust Deputy is a pre-filter cyclone which is placed in the vacuum hose line between the tool and the vacuum cleaner itself. It works by spinning-out the vast majority of the dust in the airflow using a vortex or cyclone, dust dropping to the bottom of the body (and into a home-made drop box). The principle is the same as has been used on industrial extraction equipment for a century or more and is also used in the Dyson vacuum cleaner. The idea is that the majority of the dust is removed from the airflow before it hits the filter in the vacuum cleaner, thus prolonging filter and bag life in the vacuum. It also has the additional advantage of removing a large percentage of finer dust that the filter/bag in a domestic vacuum cleaner would simply allow to pass through. There are many Chinese-made knock-offs (although that is debatable as the principle is very old) now available on eBay, Amazon, etc which may or may not be as effective:
Pre-Filter Cyclone 001_01.jpg
BTW, did you realise that you'd dragged-up a nearly 4 year old posting?
Thank you very much for posting this a great read, sorry about posting, I am just looking to buy a Mirka sander and extractor unit and I saw the thread and posted.
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