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POOR SERVICE AFTER THE SALE

POOR SERVICE AFTER THE SALE

10-09-2017 02:08 AM by cabo | 33 comments »

I did a lot of research before buying a sander , Some of the thing I wanted in the sander was , I wanted a Double drum sander , Pay a little extra now to save time later , Next I want it wide to sand 20 -24 wood panels, and at least be able to sand 6-8 thick or deeper , it case I wanted to sand a box or something, and a descent price ,so it came down to the Delta 26 inch wide 31-481 or the grizzly 24 inch model well I thought I done a lot of research , but I didn’t , I find any revi...

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Great little belt sander for the money

Great little belt sander for the money

09-15-2017 06:44 PM by papadan | 25 comments »

The Harbor Freight 1” X 30” bench top belt sander seems to be a pretty good machine. Well built and designed, it is easy to set up and use. Works equally well on sanding or grinding metal and wood items. The belts are reasonably priced and hold up quite well in use. The price of this machine is $54.99 and with the 20% coupon I paid $43 and change. I did rate this machine with 4 stars instead of 5. While it is easy to use, easy to change belts, and the dust collection works pretty...

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EC 125/3 EQ

EC 125/3 EQ

08-09-2017 07:11 PM by agallant | 15 comments »

There was a point in time when I thought Festool was the most ridiculous thing out there. I mean who can justify a $385 sander that requires its own special sandpaper which also has a premium price. I loathed Festool and thought anyone who bought them were either Tom Silva or a Rhinestone Wood Worker. Then I needed a track saw. Looking at the three options in the US I eliminated the Dewault due to design and was going to go with the Makita until I read about all of the people who said they...

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At Last I have a Drum Sander

At Last I have a Drum Sander

07-07-2017 05:27 PM by jaxx | 3 comments »

Its been a long time since I posted a review however, my woodworking is still my passion. In order to make quality projects the need for accuracy increases , start with flat and square timber and you are nearly there especially at glue up time. So after months of thought and research I decided on the 3156 drum sander from Lombarte Spain. 560mm wide drum 132mm diameter 2hp motor c/w wheeled stand and table extensions For sure its Far East made and near exact to the Jet 2244 however n...

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From Rant To Rave in One Night

From Rant To Rave in One Night

07-05-2017 02:17 AM by papadan | 13 comments »

Diablo has come out with a new product for sanding. It is called SandNet and fits 5” ROS. These are screens with Aluminum oxide grains. The sandnets come in a package of 10 with a mounting pad. The pad fits onto your sanders hook and loop pad and the sandnet disc fit on it. they claim these disc last as long as 10 regular sanding disc and they are washable and non clogging. The SandNet disc works on wood, metal, paint, Plastics, or any solid surface. They come in 80, 120, 220, 330, and ...

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Bosch 1250DEVS 6-1/2-Amp 6-Inch Random Orbit Sander

Bosch 1250DEVS 6-1/2-Amp 6-Inch Random Orbit Sander

05-12-2017 08:27 AM by Ken90712 | 19 comments »

I make a lot of cutting boards over 300 thus far. I have always kicked around getting a 6 inch sander. I have 3 different 5” sanders and tons of 5 inch sandpaper. I kept hearing that a 6 inch has roughly 44% more surface area than a 5. I was looking at the Bosch and the Festool. Blondie gave me the green light on the Festool even with the 580 price tag. For some reason I just couldn’t do it. Maybe I’m afraid of the addiction that will come from it LOL I got my Bosch o...

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Works for me.

Works for me.

03-26-2017 10:13 PM by 67flh | 7 comments »

Recently got this sander from Grizzly, I realize that it is a sander that has various brand names attached to it so shop around and get your best deal. Prior to this I was using my drill press with different sized drums, there is no comparison between the two. Like anything you can spend as much or as little as you wish. This model more than meets my needs. I built a stand on wheels to move it around on and put a large drawer to hold all my sanding drums etc. etc. The sander came with 80 Grit...

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Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 2

Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 2

03-21-2017 11:57 AM by EEngineer | 9 comments »

Since the two are so similar, it is inevitable that there will be comparisons between the Ridgid EB4424 and the Grizzly T27417. But the two products are quite different. Some of the most obvious differences were covered in the first part of this review. The table on the Grizzly unit is smaller and the whole package has a much smaller footprint (16 1/2” X 18 1/2” as opposed to the Ridgid’s 19 1/4” X 23 1/2”). Because of this, I think the Ridgid on-board storage is better organized – there ...

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Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 1

Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 1

03-18-2017 06:59 PM by EEngineer | 12 comments »

I have wanted a spindle sander in my shop for some time now. For the last year or two, I had my eye on the Ridgid EB4424 belt/spindle sander but reviews just haven’t been kind to this product. Yes, there are many magazine reviews praising this product and positive reviews by satisfied users but there are also lots and lots of sad tales (including right here on LJ here and here ) that seemed to point to severe quality control issues. In addition, like many other companies, it seems that Ri...

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A Very Solid Machine - With easy results.

A Very Solid Machine - With easy results.

02-05-2017 12:44 AM by Matt | 14 comments »

This was purchased from a local Woodcraft with the help of SuperMax tools putting together a package (the SKU didn’t exist) with the closed stand instead of the open stand that comes with it by default. The sander goes together very easily, as does the stand and getting it tuned up is also very easy to do. My sander was off a little on the conveyor tracking, but that was easily fixed in about 5 minutes. The results that I’ve seen with it so far are nothing short of outstanding...

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