Hello All, Once again thank you to everyone who has helped me out. I appreciate it so much! My next project is on to the inside of the house. Wife wanted me to pull up the old carpet and see what was underneath. Did that this weekend with only a couple scratches to the face and hands from the staples. We where delighted to find excellant hardwood flooring continuing from our living room into the room that I am working on. Problem is there are white paint splotches all over the place. The wood looks like at one time it was finished but it really could use a GOOD touch up. everything is smooth with the exception of nicks from the staples from the carpeting. I believe it is oak hardwood. There are some dark spots closer to the fireplace (probably spilt ash over the years that soaked into the wood. If I am not able to sand out those dark spots we will just buy a throw rug. Here is my question, at first we where pricing out drum sanders, edge sanders, box sanders etc. It would have cost us $600 all together with that sand paper and rental fees. Now that we see the floor is in good shape I am redirecting my approach. I was thinking this is a good opp for me to by a good sander that I can keep for my other projects. I have a really good finishing sander but I dont think that is beefy enough to handle this job so I was thinking maybe ROS or a Power Disc sander. I figure going across the top with the new sander at 80 grit then 100 grit then 120 grit on the finishing sander should do it. I know this is going to take a long time but I am ok with that. Any advice on what type of sander can handle this sort of job?