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    How to Use an Edger

    Published on 22 March 2020, Sunday, 7:45 PM

    Sanding is essential for a perfect finish on a new timber floor, and it’s a great way to give an older floor a bit of a facelift and get it looking new again.

    To get the best finish on a timber floor, you need to make sure you’re using the right equipment - there are a number of different types of floor sanders out there and they all have slightly different purposes.

    The edger is designed to get into those awkward corners and hard to reach places. Because it has one exposed edge, it can be used right up against skirting boards and walls.

    Here’s a quick guide to the basic floor edger, and some tips on how to use it.


    1. Turn over the edger.
    2. Take the tool that comes with it and unscrew the bolt in the middle.
    3. Place the sandpaper over the bottom and reinsert the bolt.
    4. Make sure the sandpaper is centred and tighten the bolt.
    5. Turn the edger back over.
    6. Pierce open the flap on the dust bag.
    7. Place the bag over the lug on the left hand side.

    The edger will only work when you’re depressing the power button on the top. This is a handy safety feature – if you get off balance while using it, just take your hand off the power button and it will automatically turn off.

    Kennards Hire has the experience and know how to help you with your next project. Get in touch with your local branch today.