Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison

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Blog entry by kosta posted 09-15-2010 01:47 PM 9859 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison from kostas workshop on Vimeo.

In this episode I compare and review the Dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and the Ridgid 5 in random orbit sander. Both sanders cost around $60 so they are in the same price category. I have used the Dewalt random orbit sander since may of 2008 and so far it has worked pretty good. I have used the ridgid random orbit sander for about 5 weeks and so far its been working really good.

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 07:55 PM

Pretty good review. I did notice that you held the two sanders differently during use. Was this due to design? The Ridgid you gripped from the top and the DeWalt you gripped from the side. Does it just feel more comfortable to hold each sander this way due to their respective designs? This may influence people by the way they feel comfortable holding their sander. Anyway, great job. I have the Ridgid 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander and love it. The long cord with the litghted plug is handy and I like the soft case as opposed to DeWalts hard case too. I will probably upgrade my Harbor Freight ROS for this Ridgid one. Thanks for the review!

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 09:52 PM

Yeah pretty much the design. When you hold the dewalt from the top you have a lot less control with it. The ridgid you have a lot more control with from the top and the side.i Both of these sanders are the same size but you can see how much bigger the dewalt case is.

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