United Rentals offers a wide variety of drum and edger sanders and floor strippers for rent. Our equipment is sourced from leading manufacturers, ensuring increased productivity and efficiency for any project size.
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Add this floor scraper to your cart nowStrip away tile, flooring or other materials with this walk-behind scraper. This compact machine is designed to fit through doorways and tight spaces like standard elevators. It can be plugged into a standard outlet
Ideal for fine sanding and removing scratch patterns from hardwood floors
Cast aluminum construction
No torque for operator comfort
Dust pickup fan available
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FAQs About Sanders & Strippers
United Rentals offers various floor sander rentals as well as floor stripper rental options, and we are here to ensure you pick the right piece of equipment for your project. The drum sanders are used for a majority of projects and can operate from a standing position. The edger is used for hard-to-reach areas like closets or stairs, as well as getting close to the wall line. Tile strippers help to remove tile from a floor and are used primarily in floor refinishing projects like replacing tile or adding hardwood floors.
Learn more about our sanders and strippers in our FAQ section below.
Drum sanders are ideal for surfacing or sanding wood on larger-scale projects. They are best used in projects requiring larger or more intense sanding efforts, such as floors that are heavily damaged by cupping or those with multiple layers of finish.
What is an orbital sander used for?
Orbital sanders work slower than drum sanders and are used for projects requiring less physical exertion. They are less aggressive in their sanding function, grinding away wood in an orbital motion instead of sliding. As a result, they work at a slower pace than drum sanders but generally result in a smoother finished surface. Learn more about orbital sanders in our article, Belt Sander vs. Orbital Sander: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job.
Can you help with how to use an orbital sander?
Using an orbital sander is a simple process. Ensure you have the correct grit for the type of surface you’re sanding and attach the sandpaper to the face of the sander. Secure the piece you’re sanding to a sturdy surface, using clamps if necessary, and put on your personal protective equipment (PPE). Firmly hold the sander (it can jump from your hand), turn it on, allowing it to reach full speed before applying it to the surface, and let the sander glide across the surface without bearing down. When finished, turn the sander off and remove the sandpaper. Attaching a ventilation system to your sander will prevent heavy sawdust messes.