For more than half a century, Uneeda Enterprizes Inc. has been helping woodworkers achieve the industry’s most advanced sanding results. The company was founded in the Bronx in 1967 and is still headquartered in New York, with additional locations now in North Carolina and Utah. From day one, founder Herman Fuchs always understood that the essence of a great business is developing strong relationships with his customers. Today, Uneeda continues that commitment by providing not only the sector’s best customer service, but also a host of highly innovative sanding solutions.
Take, for example, the company’s systematic approach to orbital sanding. It begins with EKASAND E-Series electric sanders and then supports those with the new EKASAND Vacuum, which is optimized to extract the smallest fines and the most problematic dust particles.
The two larger EKASAND E-Series random orbital sanders are equipped with either a 5” or 6” pad, and each model is ergonomically designed with a low profile that provides superior balance, comfort, and control for all-day work. A brushless 350 Watt motor features four adjustable speeds ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 RPM, which allows a woodworker to select for both task and material. These electric central vacuum sanders can be equipped with standard 5, 6 or multi-hole back-up pads, allowing greater air flow and more dust extraction. And they are available in 3/16 and 3/32 orbits.
Then, there’s the EKASAND E-Series 3” x 4” sander, which is the perfect compact tool to sand flat as well as recessed and intricate surfaces. It delivers consistent performance while being extremely energy efficient, and it has an overheat system that will shut down the motor if the temperature ever reaches potentially damaging levels. The 3” x 4” is available in both non-vacuum and central vacuum versions. Compact and lightweight, it operates at two speeds (7,000 and 9,000 OPMs).
Better sanding doesn’t mean a whole lot if it generates uncontrolled dust that contaminates both the shop air and finishes. The brand new EKASAND Vacuum system will solve that issue and was optimized to connect with any of the EKASAND sanders. One of the most important features of the new vacuum is its state-of-the-art Permanent Clean technology, which regularly measures dust levels in both of its HEPA filters. Once a factory preset value is reached, the filters are alternately cleaned within 3.5 seconds using high performance electromagnets. The benefits here include cleaning at constant high air flow, while significantly reducing costs thanks to longer filter life. And the best thing of all is that a woodworker’s workflow never gets interrupted! The HEPA filtering removes 99.99% of particles down to an impressive 0.3 microns.
The EKASAND Vacuum also has a Power Take-off feature that automatically syncs when a tool is switched on or off. And it comes with a 10-foot long antistatic hose, so it’s not only a workshop solution but also a superb tool for installers on the jobsite.
With a 60,000 square foot manufacturing, warehousing and distribution headquarters, UNEEDA is the only supplier in the industry to offer technical services to all customers and distributors at no charge. Beyond offering the widest range of abrasive products for the woodworking industry (including the ability to supply custom sanding discs from 1/2" to 42" diameter), Uneeda’s main objective is simple: to make sure that its customers achieve the best results possible while reducing their sanding costs.
Now, is there a more important finishing touch than that?