|Review by FJPetruso||posted 04-19-2010 04:50 AM||16254 views||1 time favorited||41 comments|
I recently purchased a new Oscillating Spindle Sander for my small woodworking shop. Before making the purchase I checked out comparable models, The Harbor Freight Oscillating Spindle Sander & the Triton Oscillating Spindle Sander. For the type of use that I give a power tool this quality sander would work well. With the exception of the colors being reversed, the two machines are identicle. Both sanders have the same features & acessories. Naturally at $90 for the Harbor freight model (it goes on sale for $99 frequently & as an added plus the “Entertainment Coupon Book” has a 10 percent off coupon for Harbor Freight in it) versus $150 for the Triton (& it never is seen on sale for that low of a price), I chose the H/F model. I have used the sander for making rocking chairs & it works very well. Changing sanding sleeves is very easy & they are easily acquired from H/F at their retail store & on-line. I only gave it 4 stars because it’s not for production use & you can get a better spindle sander….. but you’d have to pay 3 or 4 times that price to get the heavy duty quality. At this price,... It’s disposable, but I believe it will give me years of my kind of use anyway. I am most pleased with this purchase.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"