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#1....wear leather gloves.

#2....go easy on the sandpaper.....light grit....

and don't forget the mask.....

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What purpose did you buy this for?
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Leather gloves will absorb some of the vibration, although sometimes you can find better products made for the purpose.
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probably around 80 grit to prep for primer for paint on gelcoat, get an angle grinder, with a 120 flap wheel to remove nonskid (assuming it's the painted on variety) your toy will take forever to remove the nonskid, unless it is in extremely bad condition. Spend the $ on a good respirator.
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Your neighbors at the marina will also appreciate a vacuum cleaner attachment and a shop vac.
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I just got my new Porter Cable 7345 Random Orbital Sander in the mail. I'm pretty excited, this thing seems to be pretty heavy duty... any tips for me so that I don't damage my hull, or myself?

Hope that y'all have a great weekend!
New power tool -- Very cool!

I'm in the market for one. How did you settle on this particular model?

Anybody have suggestions? Buckeye, are you familiar with these?
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Gloves also save the hands when it gets out of control. watch the loose clothing, gets painful when the t-shirt gets caught !
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Woodworking stores and probably others sell padded open finger tip gloves that have a vibration absorbing material in the padding. They work very well if you holding a sander or similar tool for much time. They are about 10-20 dollars. I have used them for years, bought them at Woodcraft.

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