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#1 posted 09-22-2012 04:34 AM

Howdy my friends. Many of you are about to disown me. I hope you’ll understand why I committed my lumber jocks sin. I hope you will find it in your hearts to forgive me. I … I… Oh why does this confession have to be so painful. I (shudder) I bought a harbor freight belt sander for $24. Yeah, they were on sale and I had a 20% coupon. I promise to speak unkindly to it. It won’t have a revered spot in my garage. I will never take it out to the movies with me.

I’ll tell you in secret that it took the finish off one of the boards in 5 minutes. I’ll upgrade at a later date but in the meantime, problem solved. All the votes for aggressive sanding were on the money.

The girl at the counter did not want to take no for an answer as she kept pressuring me to buy an extended service contract. When I told her the sander was a temp. She thought I was saying I was going to buy the more expensive hf model later. I wouldn’t call that too much of an upgrade.

Although it comes with a dust collector, you will need to supliment if you buy one. In my case, my jeans and t shirt did most of the dust collecting. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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