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#1 posted 11-19-2012 01:58 AM

Any motor can draw 4 to 6 times its “rated” full load amps on startup.
Breakers handle this all the time.

Machines with large inertial loads (which take several seconds to reach operating speed) might require special breakers designed for this service, but it’s not normally a problem with most shop tools.

I have the HF 12” disk sander and it does say 22.7 amps start. Seems to be about in line with what a 5 or 6 amp motor would draw on startup. I just plug it into the same power strip my miter saw is plugged into and have it mounted next to the miter saw. Very handy to tweek the fit of some miters. Been using this setup for over a year without any problem. It’s a nice little sander IMHO.

I might have rather had the Rikon with its cast iron table and disk, but it’s well over $200; and for $200 I would have rather had the Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander. So, bottom line, I think the HF 12” disk, at $100, is a good tool at a good price and mine works just fine..

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