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Great Tool for some tasks

Great Tool for some tasks

02-26-2015 03:37 PM by OnhillWW | 3 comments »

I have been using my Flatmaster drum sander (http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/drum-sanders/18-flatmaster.html) for 2 years now and thought that I had something yet to add to the previous reviews for this product. Set-up:I purchased my Flatmaster complete with the metal top sans the motor; married it with a NIB – OS Dayton motor. Assembly and motor installation / setup was straight forward and easy enough. That said I had interference between the belt and my housing, the opening in the h...

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Crude but useful - 4 stars for hobby use, 2 stars for professional

Crude but useful - 4 stars for hobby use, 2 stars for professional

02-20-2015 01:42 AM by wolfinator | 14 comments »

This site’s reviews have been very helpful to me of late, and I thought I’d share my experiences with this Harbor Freight sander. My personal experience seems to differ from other reviews I’ve seen that trashed this guy. I’m a complete noob, and this is my first stationary sander of any type. So – grain of salt and all that. Overall, I am satisfied with this sander. I’ve had it for a month and used it on several projects. I feel like it is a good ...

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16-32 Drum Sander

16-32 Drum Sander

02-19-2015 03:18 AM by Desert_Woodworker | 25 comments »

Why a 1 star for a heavy duty well built machine: (can I change it to DO NOT BUY?)The “tracking issues” with the feed conveyor belt. When I purchased it new, the tracking belt was finicky ( conveyor belt drifting to the right or left ). I (you) will spend a lot of time trying to adjust it. And there are the frustrations that go along with spending a lot of money then TIME to make it run properly.Finally the woodworking Gods sent me to Fred Hamilton, the owner of http://accuramachinetools.c...

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Sander upgrade

Sander upgrade

02-18-2015 06:30 AM by Ladislav | 10 comments »

Ok ,,, i had my drum sander about 6 months now ,. Bought it used for 570 and been kinda unhappy with it as safety braker trips all the time ! Last night it even triped without me putting any wood thru so i bypass the lil fella and wow what a different machine i got myself:))!!!! The one that actualy works hard instead off just sittin pretty and likking wood like its hot ! I feel like they set braker to trip if motor works harder than 30%of its potential yo ba safe ,, and than claiming its a g...

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Awesome Vibration Dampening

Awesome Vibration Dampening

02-12-2015 07:57 PM by CypressAndPine | 6 comments »

I’ll start by saying that I don’t notice much difference in the sanding ability of the 3 different orbital sanders I’ve owned. First was a cheap pawn shop Porter Cable, second was a cheap new Dewalt, and now this very expensive Bosch. All of them sand wood very close to equal. However there are two huge differences I will state: 1. VIBRATION: I’m an offshore electrician and I have every nerve, tissue, bone issue you could think of in my hands and lower arms. My o...

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Pretty Satisfied with Replacement for my Bosch Sander

Pretty Satisfied with Replacement for my Bosch Sander

02-12-2015 03:27 AM by CharlesA | 5 comments »

I’ve had my Bosch 1295DVSK ROS for several years and have been mostly happy with it, but two things have been a disappointment: 1) it chatters more than it seems reasonable; and, 2) the vacuum attachment doesn’t hold well anymore, partially due to the rubber ring on the sander itself getting brittle. I’ve read several reviews of the DeWalt, so I decided to see if it was the answer. This reconditioned model is only $59 at CPO Three observations: 1) I did not do a direc...

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Cheap!!!...... but with potential

Cheap!!!...... but with potential

01-11-2015 02:02 AM by njcraftsman | 4 comments »

Okay I know what your thinking…..Harbor Freight really? Here’s the back story, I a run a small Pro woodworking Biz specializing in antique repro, custom furniture, and other Artisanal product. I’ve found a niche I needed to fill in my equipment roster, that hopefully will save me a bit of time and therefore money on one of my products( that I do alot of). The problem….after much research….. NO ONE makes what I need. So I had two choices either make what I wanted ...

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Forget the hump, that smell will knock you out

Forget the hump, that smell will knock you out

12-09-2014 10:07 PM by paxorion | 9 comments »

Everytime I’m at Harbor Freight, I can’t leave without picking up a freebie. On one trip, I took a $2 risk to give you my $0.02s on this sanding block. The only review on the HF website highlighted the existence of a hump that one could sand out. I figured, for $2, I could easily buy a full set for all my grits, sand off the hump, and have them in my travel “to-go” tool set or not feel guilty when I leave them outdoors. When I got home and opened the package, the...

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Great workhorse for my woodworking, but I often wish I have variable speed

Great workhorse for my woodworking, but I often wish I have variable speed

11-26-2014 03:59 PM by paxorion | 15 comments »

This Dewalt sander was a phenominal upgrade to my old Craftsman sander. I got this sander to replace the Craftsman it because vibration feedback I felt from my Craftsman tended to leave my arm with a “funny tingling” feeling after extended use. Fearing long-term issues, I thought I was due for a replacement. Good: The sander has been my go-to sander for well over a year now. It took a little getting used to the power switch from a rocker style on my Craftsman, but over time,...

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Excellent fit/finish and ergonomics, but feels underpowered

Excellent fit/finish and ergonomics, but feels underpowered

11-26-2014 03:30 PM by paxorion | 6 comments »

I bought this sander (actually the Bosch20VSC with the only difference being a canvas bag vs the hard case) on a whim during Home Depot’s clearance of sanders. My rationale for purchasing this sander, was to have a speed sander and to devote separate 5” ROS sanders to different grits of sandpaper. In addition, for the price I paid for it (about $30), I figured I have very little to lose. Good: Overall impression, is that the sander has an excellent fit and finish and stellar ...

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