Multi-Speed Drum Floor Sander
The HT8 Multi-Speed is the
next generation floor sander for hire and rental,
contractor and professional markets. The world’s
only multi-speed floor sander brings a new
dimension to the sanding of all types of wooden
floors from parquet to laminates. Versatile,
reliable, intelligent - now everybody can sand
any type of wooden floor to a perfect finish.
Designed by Hiretech, the
multi-speed control provides both on/off switching
of the floor sander and the choice of four
operating speeds in a simple, easy to use configuration.
Additional functionality comes in the form
of ‘no volt start’ that prevents
accidental start-up when the power cord is
connected to the power supply. Motor stall
protection, operating within just 1.5 seconds
of a stall event. Motor overload protection
and run-time management provided by service
indicator lights via the four speed-selector
For the do-it-yourself user,
one of four drum speeds can be selected to
match individual skill level - allowing the
user to gain confidence before selecting the
ideal speed for the job and application.
For the contractor and professional,
user the HT8 Multi-Speed is a versatile, powerful
floor sander suitable for all types of jobs.
The multi-speed control provides the range
of performance, control and feel demanded by
the skilled user to sand all types of floor
to the perfect finish.
The HT8 is a high performance
200mm (8”) drum floor sander that will
level and sand all types of wooden floors,
including parquet to a fine score free finish,
suitable for finishing with today’s modern
waterborne lacquers and oils. The HT8 can also
be used on a wide range of other surfaces including
some types of decking, fibre board, cork and
A powerful four brush motor
drives a dynamically balanced sanding drum
which is covered in a unique drum rubber. Completely
self contained with a high efficiency dust
pickup, the HT8 breaks down into three simple
component parts for easy transport. The high
impact ABS injection moulded side guards and
drum guard will not scar or scuff walls and
protect the HT8 during transport.
The unique drum rubber resists
abrasion and damaged caused by exposed nails
while providing the feel and touch needed to
sand a fine, score free finish. Easily replaced
in just 20 minutes the Hiretech drum rubber
design minimises downtime and service costs.
reversible clamp bar makes it easy for the
user to fit abrasives, quickly and accurately.
The clamp bar is a dropped forge design that
will not bend or distort over time ensuring
that the abrasive paper is clamped securely
in place at all times. The HT8’s unique
lifting fin assembly lifts the clamp bar clear
of the drum making it a simple, two handed
job to remove and fit abrasives.
The HT8 motor is a high speed,
universal continuous heavy duty, self cooling
four brush design. It will not stall or slow
down under load when sanding with coarse grit
abrasives, removing old surface finishes, deposits
of wax or dirt. This high performance ensures
a fast, consistent production rate making it
easy for the user to get a regular and uniform
finish across the whole floor area and throughout
the complete range of abrasive grits.
The design of the motor,
as used in all Hiretech floor sanders, means
the motor provides varying levels of power
depending on load – ideal for floor sanding.
The HT8 motor will deliver up to 4.5hp, depending
on load, yet can be powered through any standard
domestic supply without nuisance tripping or
Simple maintenance routines
keep the HT8 in service and ready for use,
minimising downtime. The multi-speed control
provides the workshop technician with an easy
to understand sequence of lights that show
run-time at 300hrs and 100hr intervals prompting
motor and other timed service routines. After
these routine service tasks have been completed
the run-time is easily reset.
Upgrade to the HT8 Multi-Speed
The HT8 Multi-Speed control
is available for upgrading any age HT8 or DU8
floor sander - simply plug and go. The upgrade
kit includes a complete new handle assembly
with multi-speed control, new Owners Manual
and Operating Instructions, user instructions
and workshop service information. Contact your
local reseller for availability and pricing.
HT8 Multi-Speed Abrasive & Speed