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My review of the Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Spindle Sander

My review of the Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Spindle Sander

07-22-2015 01:32 AM by coloradotrout | 33 comments »

Hi, after much deliberation, and reading and rereading the FWW review, I bought the EB4424, Ridgid Oscillating Spindle Sander. 7/24/15 Update:I returned the unit, and bought a 2nd one. It is more or less the same; certainly no better. All the same issues below apply. I have not powered it on yet, but the tilt-able table is not flat—with the same sort of crown near the spindle. If the tilt-able table is set perpendicular to the spindle, than it is not co-planer with the fixed...

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Major Issues with Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Sander

Major Issues with Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Sander

04-20-2015 04:05 PM by nashley | 26 comments »

I purchased this ridgid sander 2 days ago after reading a lot of great reviews. The assembly went together very quickly and easily and the fit and finish of the sander appeared to be on par with the price. It wasn’t until I installed the belt assembly onto the spindle that I first noticed something wasn’t right. When installing the “spindle knob” (item 1 in the attached parts list diagram), I noticed that the threads were not even close to concentric to the shank of th...

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New drum sander

New drum sander

04-07-2015 04:27 PM by Ladislav | 5 comments »

Hi everyone!! I finaly got bigger drum sander :))!! I used to had 16-32 performax but without sand smart, and it was ok but only after I removed the trip braker and bypass it. But still it was quite a work to get a full kitchen ( doors) thru it . And also annoying to have to do two passes on wider doors and not being able to keep sander set perfect to the table , but on the end it had to be lil higher wich meant i basicaly run everything twice , run once flip and in again . I was looking at 2...

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Love this little thing.

Love this little thing.

03-26-2015 03:55 PM by chad | 4 comments »

I purchased arbortech’s contour Random orbit sander. I build a lot of maloof style furniture and this little baby is a life and time saver. If you watch the YouTube video made by arbortech. There is no BS. It works as advertised. The rubber head can be replaced if needed (15-20 dollars). It is made well and with a little care will out last me. It uses sticky back paper which you can order from arbortech or do like me buy 5 or 6 inch discs and with a sharp pair of scissors make your...

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Simple tool but its great at what it does

Simple tool but its great at what it does

03-23-2015 11:28 PM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

This was a Christmas gift and this is the first time I had to use it today on the chop of my workbench I’m building. A sanding block is something that almost doesn’t deserve a review I think but I really like this. It’s size is perfect for straightening out an edge which is what I used it for today. It fits perfectly in the hand and I think this may reduce fatigue ‘cause I used the heck out of it and my arm was tired but not my hand. I wasn’t sure how well the...

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The Mirka Deros Sander...  I LOVE IT!

The Mirka Deros Sander... I LOVE IT!

03-23-2015 07:22 PM by Joe Lyddon | 34 comments »

I LOVE it! This Mirka Deros 5 in. Random Orbit Sander wonderful! It works SO Effortlessly and Quietly it’s amazing! I also got the Hose... It would NOT connect to my Ridgid shop vac hose… a visit to Home Depot for a converter kit solved that problem! I also got some Abranet sanding disks and the Pad Savers. I had some very ROUGH slabs of Black Walnut to use as a Test piece. I had some 5 hole H&L sand paper disks. I was started with 60 grit 5 hole sandpap...

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Great Tool for some tasks

Great Tool for some tasks

02-26-2015 03:37 PM by OnhillWW | 6 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 | 18 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 | 26 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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