Installing Sandpaper on Silverline SL8 Drum SanderPrint
Installing Sandpaper on Silverline SL8 Drum Sander
This the manufacturer's video on how to install the standard SL-8 precut sheets on a Silverline or Essex SL8 Hardwood Floor Drum Sander. It is very good and I did not want to reinvent the wheel with this tutorial. Many folks have requested guidance on proper sandpaper installation. Remember, SL8 sheets are available from Ernie's Supply on this page in any grit you might need for your project.
Keep in mind, Essex Silverline SL-8 Drum Sanders can be equipped with two styles of drums. The older style and the most common type uses the 8"x20-1/8" sandpaper sheets shown in this video. A new style uses very convenient velcro sheets which attach via a hook and loop fastening system to the drum. These are also available from Ernie's Supply, but you should make sure you have looked at your drum style before ordering.