The Super 7R Edger by American Sanders might be the most commonly used edger in all of North American. The Super 7R parts support is probably rivaled by no other machine in the industry of hardwood flooring. The sanding disc is seven inch & 7″.
The Super 7R Edger by American sanders is a true workhorse and can sand the toughest of finishes. It is made of polished case aluminum and comes with a heavy-duty carrying case. While it can be more difficult to get setup than say a Lagler Flip, this machine will out munch other edgers on the market. The Edger can be attached to 1-1/2″ or 2″ vacuum hoses to help contain dust.
Some great aspects of the Super 7R Edger:
- Steel gears
- Balanced sanding pad
- Powerful 1HP motor
- Dust bag included with swivel dust pipe
- Great parts support
- Transparent plug to show if powered on
- More info Super 7R
The Super 7R edger is great for rough cutting and getting off nasty finish. If you need floors sanded to raw wood fast, this is your go to.
American Sanders Super 7R Edger Review
The American Sanders Super 7R is a powerful, versatile, and easy to use wood floor edging machine that has earned a reputation as a reliable performer. The American Sanders Super 7R is designed for productivity and dependability with rugged construction and precision fitted components. Features:
- Harden steel pinion with brass drive gear reduces vibration
- Precision balanced sanding pad produces finer finish
- Powerful 1 hp motor maintains speed under the heaviest cut conditions
- Large capacity collect bag hold more – less down time or quick connection to Vacuum
- Part Number: 07125A (115 V)
- Electrical Motor: 1 HP Universal, 4 pole
- Disc Size: 7″
- Power Cable: 50 ft. grey rubber
- Dimensions: 16″ x 11″ x 12″
- Weight: 30 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
How it Works
Move machine to the location of your work. Set any exposed nails with hammer and punch to avoid encounter with abrasive. Make sure the control switch is in the “Off” position then connect the supply cable to an appropriately grounded fused circuit. Connect the supply cable to the motor electrical cable. With the machine in the reclined position firmly grasp both handles and flip the control switch to the “ON” position. Gradually lower pad to surface intended for sanding. Make sure the machine is in motion while the pad is engaged with the surface to be sanded. You may use broad circular motion as you sand along the length of the surface or your may use a combination of forward and sideward motions.
In time you will develop your own technique to optimize coverage and dust recovery. It is advisable to not add effort to the pad as this may lead to “nosing in” or “tipping” which produces grooves or lines on the surface. When replacing abrasive, emptying the contents of the dust bag, or sanding operation is completed, return machine to reclined position, flip control switch to “Off” then disconnect the motor pigtail from the supply cable. Empty dust bag whenever it becomes 1/3 full.
Pro’s and Con’s of American Sanders Super 7R Edger
- Pro’s Reliability Con’s Spin Speed/Non variable
- Ease of Use Bag Collection
- Low Maintenance Wheels
- Value Case Sucks
How well it Performs
Does the edger kick your butt? Yes it does but this is a machine that is made with quality. I have dropped my edger, ran it into the wall, ran over too many horse nails and found that the Super 7R has come back from the dead many times. Learning out to set it up is vital. Keeping the wheels clean and spinning is critical. The bag has always been a joke for me so I welcomed the Vacuume attachment and also the ever non-working light. But wait… they came out with a LED light and it works a little better. I have seen improvements to the Rubber pad but overall if you read the operations manual and blow out your machine after each use…. This machine will last forever.
Clarke / American Sanders www.americansanders.com
PO Box 909, 1 Eclipse Road Sparta, NC 28675 USA Tel: 1-800-367-3550
Clarke is a great name and has a long history in North America. Years ago, Clark took over the American Lincoln floor machines company, and have made their machines based on this old venerable model. In 1986, Clarke was purchased by a former McGraw-Edison executive, James Mills, who combined Clarke with American-Lincoln and Delco to form Clarke Industries, Inc. In 1988, Mills moved Clarke from Siloam Springs into its current home in Springdale, Arkansas and, in 1989, incorporated Clarke Industries with Mills’ Thermadyne Industries, a manufacturer of cutting and welding equipment. In 1996, Thermadyne sold Clarke Industries to the Incentive Group, from Copenhagen, Denmark, who, two years later, combined Clarke with KEW to form ALTO U.S., Inc., one of the largest cleaning equipment manufacturers in the world. In May 2004, ALTO U.S., Inc. was acquired by Nilfisk-Advance Group, headquarted out of Broenby, Denmark. In 2014, Nilfisk-Advance sold the Clarke American Sanders product line to Pioneer Eclipse. Over the last 30 years Clarke has been bought and sold many times but they continue to have a group of outside sales/factory reps that assist with great knowledge when needed.
Overal Score 0 to 10 stars
9.0 Stars – Out of your tools this is Mr. Reliable. I don’t know how many times I have just taken my edger and a handful of other tools into a house to fix the issue quick. On another note the case needs some attention. Over the years I have seen many cases that look like a patchwork of duct tape that would make a duck cry.
8.0 Stars – I am a little bias here after spending many hours behind a B-2 Edger but the Super 7-R with all its flaws “it takes a licken and it still keeps on ticken”. This is truly a main component of your tools that you have to have.
7.5 stars – If you are going to buy an edger brand new well I think the value is not the same as a used edger. This speaks to the overall quality and reliability of one of the best tools out there for a floor man.