Random Orbit Sander gone BAD

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A few weeks back I head out to my shop only to find it full of dust. I knew I cut some lumber the night before but the dust should of been settle by now. As I looked around I found my random ordbit sander buried in my work bench. It seemed a few mice thought my shop was warmer than the field and were running around. I had a framing square hanging above my sander and they must have knocked it off and brushed my sander thus turning it on. I know what you are thinking and NO I did not leave it on. Well I now have a patch in my top and a good story.

P.S. I think my RO sander got jealous because I just got a drum sander a few weeks earlier.


-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#1 posted 1322 days ago

MDF also, there must of been fine dust every where.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#2 posted 1322 days ago

Did the mice turn off the sander when they were finished?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#3 posted 1322 days ago

Wow the thing did not work its way off the bench before it sanded a hole in it?

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#4 posted 1322 days ago

You have to laugh at the sequence of events that would cause this to happen. Funny at your expense. Then comes fixing the bench too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 1322 days ago

Now you have a cupholder built in to your bench top.


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#6 posted 1322 days ago

HAHAHAHA!! I had to laugh…...well it is funny. But I do hate that it messed up your bench. But like Kyle said, You now have a cup holder LOL

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#7 posted 1322 days ago

Now you don’t see THAT every day !

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 1322 days ago

Every once in a while something new comes along, sorry about your bench. I was going to say something witty but my mouse clicked on the post this comment button…................

-- Mel,

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#9 posted 1322 days ago

Kyle is right, you’ve got a nice place to safely put your coffee mug :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#10 posted 1322 days ago

Woodworking mice ? New member of LJ.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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#11 posted 1322 days ago

Just when you think you have seen it all… Is the sander still working?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 1322 days ago

I am at loss for words

-- Norman

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#13 posted 1322 days ago

Heck! I want to know what brand of sandpaper you use that lasted long enough to sand its way through your bench top! Sorry to hear about the damage, but the patch will remind you forever of a rather funny story.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#14 posted 1322 days ago

I guess the sander overheated and turned it self off. I emptied the dust collector, blew out the sander and it came right back on. Sad thing was, I just put a new 80 grit sanding disk on that night. It was probably the reason it did not move a lot.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#15 posted 1322 days ago

Well I’ll be…. thats pretty neat! First time I have ever seen that.

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