|Review by Blackie_||posted 10-29-2013 12:59 PM||5746 views||2 times favorited||37 comments|
- Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Edge Belt / Spindle Sander
- Brand: Ridgid | Category: Sanders
Though there are other positive review results on this sander, I thought I’d give my thoughts.
My spindle sanding adventure, I first started off with a Rockwell Spindle Sander Shop Series RK9011 in which was a failure, I posted a review on it here,, once it failed I purchased the Jet Model 708404 thinking I was getting a 6” sander only to get it home and find out it’s actually a 4”, you only get 4.5” above the table though the drums are 6” didn’t really make since to me luckily woodcraft took it back with a full refund, I then stopped at HD and purchased this model the Ridgid EB4424, it’s been a good 6 + months now since I’ve had this unit and so far it’s been great, I had to make modifications to the hand tightening knob to fit my use and needs, I sometimes have to sand parts that are longer then 4.5” and the finger knob was to wide to allow for parts to fit so I took a grinder and ground it down flush with the smallest drum in the kit to allow for this, only problem with this was that now I am unable to get a nice grip to tighten down tight the larger drums so I improvised by using a pair of adjustable pliers. All-in-all I’m happy with it, a nice addition to the shop.
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