Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
You simply need a more aggressive material removal method. Personally, I have a Festool Rotex that can remove a lot of material, similar to a belt sander but with more control. This is what I use for finishing rough slabs. I start at about 60 grit, sometimes even 40 grit.
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