Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How can I protect my hands from vibration?

First of all, it is very important to look after your tools and keep them maintained - well-kept and well-serviced tools run smoothly and with minimal vibration. Random orbital sanders are designed to be used with specific sized pads, with a precise weight. Make sure you are using the correct size pad, and that it is in good condition. Change your b...

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Updated August 12th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Product information accessories

Product information for Mirka accessories, including backing pads, hoses and adapters, pad savers etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Backing pads for sanders Interfaces Hoses and adapters Pad savers Dry guide coats Displays & trolleys...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What kind of electronics does the Mirka AIROS use?

The cable between the Mirka AIROS sanding head and the control panel is specifically designed to be used in robotic applications. For the time being, the AIROS comes without a force sensor. External load and force sensors can be fitted, depending of the robot in question.  The following electronic components are included in the different panels: Mod...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why use a pad saver?

Pad savers prolong the life of the backing pad. Mirka's pad savers are layers of hook and loop material, which are designed to be the "wear and tear" layer of a backing pad....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Does the cordless tool battery need to cool down?

It is not necessary to let the battery cool down. The advanced charger monitors battery temperature, and on those rare occasions when a too-warm battery is inserted in the charger, it will automatically wait for the right temperature before charging starts....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I run 2 tools from my dust extractor?

It is possible to attach 2 hoses to a dust extractor, however we do not have an option for using the Auto Start function when running 2 sanders. Dual vacuum kit for Mirka 4m hose or hand blocks. Mirka P/N: MV-DOF-V Dual vacuum kit with air couplings. Mirka P/N: MV-412DOK...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the life of the cordless tool battery?

The battery pack and charger included with the tool purchase are covered by the 2+1 year warranty program. The warranty does not cover parts bought separately. Battery is warranted for 2+1 years or 300 charges from the date of purchase, whichever first occurs. When the battery is past its useable life, dispose of it according to your local laws and ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Where can I find the serial number on Mirka power tools?

The serial number location on Mirka® power tools varies depending of the tool in question.Here you can find answers for finding the number on several of our tools. Click the following links to view an instructional PDF file. Mirka® AOS Angle Orbital Sander The serial number is located on the front of the tool. (link) Mirka® AOS-B and AROS-B Cordless...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to polish your boat

Polish your boat with the Mirka method  Use the Mirka polishing method to clean and polish the boat. It’s an efficient and environmentally friendly way to remove any ingrained dirt around the waterline, for instance, and to restore the original gloss. Deep cleaning and polishing of the boat 1 . Sanding 1. Spray water on an Abralon 2000 disc and keep...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Tools information & technical specifications

Product information and technical specifications for Mirka tools, including machine manuals, exploded views, spare parts, related products etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Electric orbital sanders (DEOS) Electric random orbital sanders (DEROS) Pneumatic random orbital sanders (AOS, PROS, ROS, R...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why is my pneumatic sander running slower than normal?

First of all, check and make sure there are no air leaks in the line, and that your compressor is producing 17 CFM at 90 PSI, the recommended pressure. If the air supply is adequate, check that the pneumatic tool is properly lubricated - it needs to be oiled to perform best. When the tool is noticed to be running slower, add 1-2 drops of oil into th...

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Updated August 12th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How can I combine hoses to get desired length

Some of our hoses can be cut into desired length and connected to other Mirka hoses to get the length needed. Please see our Hoses & Adapters leaflet for more information....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How do I connect my tool to the myMirka app?

Please note that in some countries the full version of myMirka and Bluetooth are not available. Mirka® DEOS and Mirka® DEROS Electric Sanders 1. Connect the power cord to a mains outlet. 2. Press and hold the rpm+ button while switching on the power button. 3. The left LED starts flashing green, to indicate that Bluetooth is active. Pair your device...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why is water spraying out of my sander's exhaust?

Water will build up in an air compressor during use. A "dryer", or an in-line water separation filter should be used to prevent moisture from reaching the tool components....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can Mirka LEROS be used for floor sanding?

Mirka does not recommend using Mirka LEROS for hardwood floor or deck sanding, as it has not been designed for these particular applications....

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Updated August 12th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a hose sleeve for

A hose sleeve is designed to protect the work surface from scratches during the work process. As a number of our tools can be connected to a dust extractor by means of a hose, it is important to make sure you are not accidentally scratching the surface when dust is being removed. For this reason, we have introduced a special hose sleeve with a soft ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Abrasives information & technical specifications

Product information and technical specifications for Mirka abrasives, including safety data sheets, product literature, suitable materials etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Abrasives by Name Abrasives by Application Abrasives by Form Mirka Net Sanding Range...

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Updated August 12th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a Shark Blade

The Mirka Shark Blade is a tool designed for removing paint imperfections, runs, high spots and nibs quickly and easily. It is made of extremely hard carbide steel to keep it sharp....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What types of polishing pads does Mirka provide?

Mirka polishing pad types More information about Mirka polishing pads can be read on Mirka's website by following this link:  polishing pads...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Polishing products information & technical specifications

Product information and technical specifications for Mirka polishing products, including compounds, tools, pads etc. are available on the Mirka website and can be accessed through the following links: Polishing compounds Polishing tools Polishing pads Polishing accessories...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How do I repair a broken power cable on my DEROS/DEOS/LEROS?

Over time, the cables on Mirka DEROS, DEOS and LEROS tools might break due to wear and tear. To address this matter, Mirka is shifting from molded cables to cables with rewireable connectors on these tools. This means the cable connectors can be changed by the user themselves, without need for special training. The rewireable connector also enables ...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How are Mirka polishing compounds graded?

Mirka Polarshine® polishing compounds are graded on a scale from coarse to fine. Access the grade scale by clicking here.More information about Mirka polishing compounds can be read on Mirka's website by following this link:  polishing compounds...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to sand a wooden exterior wall

Before a new coat of paint can be applied on a wall, the old paint must be removed as thoroughly as possible, preferably with a machine.For large areas we recommend the LEROS random orbital sander and for tighter spaces, the smaller DEROS. We recommend testing different coarseness levels on a small area first. The Mirka Abranet and Abranet Ace HD ne...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Where can I find marine Standard Operating Procedures?

Brightwork Finishing Production Gelcoat Repair New Parts Preparation Surface Restoration Topcoat Finishing Whitewood Finishing Solid Surface FInishing...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Which products are needed for sanding drywall?

For sanding a plasterboard wall, we recommend either the Handy sanding block, the Decosander sanding tool or the LEROS random orbital wall sander. All of these options support dust-free sanding, using compatible Mirka products and dust extractors. To make sanding plaster and plasterboard convenient and dust-free, we recommend using Mirka net abrasiv...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is OSP?

Mirka Optimised Surface Preparation System – OSP - A truly unique optimised surface preparation system for the automotive aftermarket.- An innovative dust-free combination of high-tech abrasives, tools and processes.- Increased sanding speed and efficiency saves time on every job which boosts productivity and profitability.- Standardised, step-by-st...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Are Mirka lambswool pads natural wool?

Yes, Mirka lambswool pads are made of 100% natural lambswool....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Is the Mirka AIROS dust proof?

The Mirka AIROS is dust proof and water proof with IP66 classification. It is also compatible with Mirka's dust-free sanding solutions and net abrasives....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I use a 5" backing pad on a 6" tool?

Unfortunately, you can not use a 5" backup pad on a 6" tool, nor can you use a 6" backup pad on a 5" tool. This is because the weight of the backup pad is specifically calibrated for the size of the tool, therefore the weight balance will be off and cause sanding mishaps. A solution to this problem is the Mirka backup pad 915GV28-130G this is a 5" b...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Do Mirka sanders come with a pad wrench?

Yes, a wrench is supplied for changing the back-up pad. You can find it in the original packaging of the sander....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I use my Mirka dust extractor for liquids?

Mirka Dust Extractors are suitable for both dry and wet applications, please   r emove the dust bag before wet use and clean filter before and after wet use . Mirka dust extractors are not a suitable replacement for a pump. An example of acceptable wet use would be be a small spill. An example of improper use would include emptying a hot tub or swim...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What management system certificates does Mirka have?

Mirka Ltd has at the moment a certified management system according to following standards: Quality Management System (ISO 9001) Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) Occupational Health and Safety Assessment System (OHSAS 18001) If you need a copy of our certificates, please contact  Mirka Customer Service ....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to change the backing pad on your Mirka DEROS

Changing your backup pad regularly helps to keep your Mirka DEROS in tip top condition. You will need the wrench which was supplied with the Mirka DEROS. Unplug the Mirka DEROS, so there is no power to the machine. Turn the sander onto it's back, so that the lever is in the base of your hand. Slide the wrench onto the locking nut between the backup ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a safety data sheet?

A safety data sheet (SDS) is a document that lists information relating to occupational safety and health for the use of various substances and products. SDSs are a widely used system for cataloguing information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures. SDS information may include instructions for safe use and informing of potential h...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Can I use the DEROS random orbital sander for polishing?

The DEROS Random Orbital Sander has not been designed for polishing. For polishing work, we recommend the following tools: Battery powered polishing tools AROP312-B ARP300-B...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Do I have to use a dust bag in the extractor?

We recommend all of our extractors are used with dust bags....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the difference between Abranet and Autonet?

Abranet has been developed for sanding filler, primer, lacquer, composite and many other materials. Autonet has been developed for the automotive refinishing industry, fitting a wide spectrum of applications....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to fit the vacuum hose sleeve on your Mirka dust extractor

Open the velcro strap of the cord sleeve. Fully open the zipper of the cord sleeve Insert the end of the vacuum hose into the sleeve and pull it through. Take the power cord and insert it through the pocket inside the sleeve. Zip the sleeve carefully, making sure the cord won’t get caught in the zipper. Guide the power cord through the pocket in the...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to change a Mirka DEOS backing pad

Changing your backing pad regulary helps to keep your Mirka tools in tip top condition. ...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How is the Mirka AIROS serviced?

The AIROS is engineered to require minimal maintenance. However, all things need to be looked after and normal wear and tear parts can be serviced locally by the end user. In case it is needed, global Mirka service centers can maintain the AIROS sanding head....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to reset the password for the myMirka app

Please follow these instructions to reset your myMirka password. 1. In the myMirka app’s main menu, click the gear icon in the top right corner2. Click "Login"3. Click the link “Forgot password?”4. Fill in your e-mail address and click “Reset”5. Check your inbox and follow the instructions in the e-mail....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to polish your car

Polish your car with the Mirka method With the Mirka Polarshine® polishing system you can get your car shining in a simple way using few products. Suitable for all finishes. 1. Preparation Wash your car carefully. A dirty lacquer surface causes scratches when polishing and affects the final result. 2. Removal of surface scratches Apply 3–4 drops of ...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How much does the Mirka AIROS weigh?

The Mirka AIROS sanding head is extremely compact and lightweight to make it as agile as possible, yet it is tough and durable. It weighs just 1,1 kilograms....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Why does air blow out from the exhaust, but my sander isn't running?

It is likely that air is bypassing the vanes in the motor. This can happen if one or several motor vanes are stuck in place. If the compressed air is contaminated with dirt or water, it can cause a sticky residue to form and this can cause the vanes to stick. While it is important to keep your tool well lubricated, see When and how to oil a pneumati...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What kind of lifetime can be expected for the Mirka AIROS?

The Mirka AIROS has been tested in real-life working conditions in automotive manufacturing, in addition to regular development testing. Real-world testing is invaluable, and in those conditions, Mirka has experience for over 1,000 working hours for the AIROS smart electric sander. Abrasives lifetime In addition, longer lifetime for the abrasives ha...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a restricted material list?

The aim of Mirka Ltd's Restricted Materials List (RML) is to ensure that the use of chemical substances that may be hazardous to the environment or the health of users or that may cause other negative concerns is avoided in the company's products, accessories and spare parts. Another objective with the RML is to achieve compliance with legislation, ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to register your power tool

You can register your Mirka Power Tool through 1. the myMirka app2. the web registration form 1. Register with the myMirka app Using the myMirka app is the fastest and easiest way to register your tool.There are two ways of registering a warranty through the myMirka app: A)  myMirka warranty registration for a Mirka Power Tool with Bluetooth connect...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is the Mirka AIROS?

The AIROS is an automatic, integrated, random orbital sander engineered for manufacturing – the first smart electric sander for industrial robots. It is suitable for automated robotic sanding with minimal maintenance needed. Where is the AIROS used? The AIROS is used in automotive and transport manufacturing, sanding metal bodies, composite, plastic...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

Expiration date for Polarshine polishing compounds

Bottles produced before 1st of October, 2019 The bottle is marked with a batch number and a production date in YYWW format, which consists of the last four digits. For example, if the numbers are 1938, that stands for week 38 of 2019. Bottles produced from 1st of October, 2019 For clarity, the production date is changed from YYWW to MMYYYY format. A...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is a sustainability report?

A sustainability report is a report published by a company or organization about the economic, environmental and social impacts caused by its everyday activities. A sustainability report also presents the organization's values and governance model, and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy. Mir...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What does voluntary product information mean?

Voluntary Product Information (VPI) is based on the format of a safety data sheet for coated abrasives and it follows the general structure of an SDS (16 sections).But, as certain sub-headings are not relevant due to the article status of abrasives, these are not included. VPIs for Coated Abrasives can be found here....

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Matti Rossi

What is Golden Finish?

Mirka Golden Finish System A unique, fast and simple post paint solution Standardized step-by-step process ensures consistent high quality Color and numeric coded Sanding in two steps for the perfect high-gloss finish Polishing in two steps for the perfect high-gloss finish Includes microproduct for sanding small defects and micro fiber cloth for fi...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How can I keep my tools from vibrating?

Random orbital sanders are designed to be used with specific sized pads, with a precise weight. Make sure you are using the correct size pad, and that it is in good condition. Changing your backing pad when necessary will keep the vibrations of your sander to the minimum. Large chunks of missing pad material will cause imbalance. If you are using a ...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

When and how to oil a pneumatic sander

If you experience the pneumatic sander gradually feeling slower, add 1-2 drops of oil into the air inlet and keep the machine running for 30 seconds so that excess oil is drained. The tool requires proper lubrication to prevent premature wear - keep it well oiled and it will continue to perform well. If a tool is used continuously every day, it is a...

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How to replace the backing pad on Mirka LEROS

Changing your backing pad regularly helps to keep your Mirka LEROS in tip top condition. You will need: Hex socket 19mm and Phillips screwdriver. Remove the cover cap. Untighten the screw to remove the backing pad. Remove the screw. Remove the old pad. Attach the new backing pad to the spindle (aligned correctly) and tighten the pad screw with the h...

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How is the Mirka AIROS fitted?

The AIROS uses the ISO 9409-1 standard flange for fitting. It can also be customised with an adapter. The sanding head has both a quick cable connector and a quick fit vacuum hose connector. The AIROS sander is installed by a factory specific integrator....

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Updated August 25th, 2021 by Matti Rossi

How do I know which hose will fit my Mirka tool?

Mirka Hoses & Adapters Mirka is providing a range of hoses and adapters that will fit the different Mirka tools.Some of the hoses can also be combined to get desired length of hose. View our hoses and adapters worksheet to find out which one is right for you...

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