|Review by Tony Strupulis||posted 11-30-2013 08:27 PM||4765 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I bought this sander because I needed something that would sand at a true right angle. I have a couple other sanding stations that give me all sorts of problems sanding a square edge. This sander has large work tables that can be adjusted to be square to the sanding surface, but not right out of the box. Every time I would tighten the table angle, it would pull itself out of adjustment. This was very frustrating as I was working on a deadline and didn’t have time to troubleshoot the sander.
What I eventually discovered was that the mounting brackets on the work surface table were slightly splayed. As I tightened the hold down knob, it would pull the table out of alignment. My solution was to put shims under one of the brackets until it was square. After that fix, the sander works great.
Dust collection on this sander is very good. It has a 2” port which I hook up to a shop vac. It gets 95% of the dust.
Changing the sanding belts requires taking off some parts with a screwdriver. Kind of a pain, but not too bad considering how infrequently you have to change belts.
All things considered, this is a good sander and I’m happy with it.
-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com