Teak Decking Systems Seam Sander prepares teak for caulking by removing removes final caulking residue and providing a clean surface for new caulk to bond to.
Use to vertically sand the sides of seams. Sander can be adjusted to allow for sanding depths from 5mm to 22mm. Specially designed for a long life and easy operation, this seam sander features a comfortable smooth grip and is manufactured of the finest quality steel and hardwood.
Kit includes, smooth grip handle, sanding surface and six sanding pads.
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For teak decking system why do you place tape at the bottom of the seam?
Referred to as "BOND BREAKER TAPE"Excerpt below from Teak Decking System (TDS)(Three-sided adhesion will limit the amount of movement that a seam can accept before failing. Teak Decking System (TDS) recommends applying bond breaker tape at the base of every seam to create two-sided adhesion, which allows the sides of the the seam to work independently from the bottom, increasing flexibility.The bottom of the caulk seam should be able to move at the base of the seam as the deck flexes and works.)I followed TDS recommendations, since I was re-caulking a vessel with TDS decks. It was a little extra work and expense, since the narrow tape is a specialty item.
I don't know.I found it to be a formidable task and did not follow this practice.I'd like to know the answer to this question as well.Good luck on your project. It is very time consuming.
Take a look at the TDS website video for an explanation. Personally I don't use the tape as I want the seal to go all the way down. Btw, the TDS reefing hook works very well. Russ
how many feet are the seam sander sanding pads good for?
In my experience a lot. I have done maybe 60 feet of repair type work and have not used up sheet of sand paper.Russ
Hey Terry, great question....I'm in the process of refurbing a 46 double cabin...400+ sq ft of deck...answer all depends on how you're replacing the rubber grout. Some of my areas (30%) are worn down to the notch, or groove some call it, so in those areas I'm using a skill saw to Re notch....no need to sand there since I have fresh wood...where I'm just regrouting I'm making the decision whether I'm digging out old and sanding or routing out difficult areas. Little spot sanding in routing areas, lot in areas I've had to tool out. I'm a 1/4 through and am still on first 6 pack of sanding strips. Ready to order more soon. Hope this helped. Best of luck!
How to use the seam sander?
This is a hand sander that you run the blade type sander part in the groves to remove any remaining caulk.
I removed old deck seam material and routed new deck seams into an existing deck using 1/8 inch bit and handheld Bosch router. I was careful to follow the old edge. I then used the System seam sander to follow that old edge and to remove all old caulking from the side. I even gave it a quick sand on the routed (new wood) side to rough things up plus to ensure seam was more/less straight. To adjust the depth of your sander, loosen the screws and then get the depth correct. then tighten and you are good to go.
used too much sand paper
it works ok but you need so much sand paper may be better if you could turn the paper upside down after the lower side is used,,,
st Simons Island Georgia
Really useful specialty tool for teak de
With no instructions, it takes a few moments of puzzling to figure out just how to use this tool. Once that's done, it does what is supposed to do very well - cleaning out rough spots and left over caulk in deck seams to prepare them for recaulking. Greatly speeds up otherwise tedious job.
One of the screw holes stripped out, i.e. the insert spun in the block sander the first time I tried to tighten the screw. Frustrating when you spend that kind of $$$ on a product.