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Mini Grinder

Mini Grinder

08-27-2010 at 10:36 PM by rimfire7891 | 4 comments »

Although mostly used in the auto industry they are very handy in the wood shop.The 1/4’’ angle die grinder with a 3M Roloc head installed. the discs install with 1/2 turn on 1/2 turn offLots of sanding discs available the 36 and 50 grit are great for smoothing and blending edges on anything with curves. Fast, noisy, and dusty. FND Can’t have everything.Different grits are available in 2” , 3”, 4” diameter the Scotch Brite pads, great for cleaning up rusty...

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Central Machinery 12'' Direct Drive Bench Top Disk Sander

Central Machinery 12'' Direct Drive Bench Top Disk Sander

12-25-2012 at 02:00 PM by AJswoodshop | 9 comments »

This bench top Disk sander comes in handy! Before I was using either my mouse sander, or a sanding drum in my drill press. But when I came across this Bench top disk sander at HF, It was the perfect tool for me. Positives,-Cast Iron table-Dust port which works well -Tilting Table,-1 1/2’’ HP motor-Easy to change sanding disk-Includes three sanding disk Negatives,-A little vibration-Not the best miter gauge It’s a great disk sander that I would highly recommend.

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Bad motor replaced with completely seized one.

Bad motor replaced with completely seized one.

11-09-2010 at 05:00 PM by lashing | 24 comments »

This has been nothing but a $700 paperweight. The Sandflee is an expensive unit compared to the model the inventor in Canada sells. However its made of steel and looks more of a real shop fixture. So I bought it. The build looked good out of the box. Very simple metal box. What they do not tell you is you really need to mount this to a bench. The unit is not something you could move on and off the bench as the motor to box connection is not solid. They call it the “portable 18” drum san...

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Milwaukee 5" 8 hole cat#6021-21

Milwaukee 5" 8 hole cat#6021-21

01-10-2011 at 06:01 PM by Dave | 15 comments »

I had burnt up my last sander and was in a pinch to get another. So I had found this sander at a box store for $80.00.The weight and balance are very good. Also the grip is rubber and a little smaller than most of the others that I picked up. I will say this, one good thing about big box store is that you can test ride a product. I do have a bad wrist and on my last project I have been doing a lot of hand planing, sawing and card scrapping. so my wrist is a little sore. This sander does have ...

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Home made Spindle Sander

Home made Spindle Sander

03-15-2011 at 12:27 PM by mzmac | 21 comments »

I tried to list this as a project and I was denied. So in an effort to let everyone know about my review of this product…... $6 bucks at your local hardware store.

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24" sander

24" sander

03-24-2011 at 07:50 PM by jeff robinson | 12 comments »

this sander does what they say it does. i waited to after i used for a month or so before i gave it a review because the top came warped wasnt very happy. but they have good customer service got it it fixed right a way.works great very versitile for different projects. if i had to say anything bad it would be in the area of dust port hook up just a 3”hole but made it work. motor is 1/2 hp fan cooled.

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Guinevere Sanding System Review

Guinevere Sanding System Review

04-25-2011 at 10:17 AM by WoodArtbyJR | 6 comments »

When turning bowls I have always been upset with the sanding that is required to remove the “rip outs” and the other soft areas. Well, I saw this tool online and checked it out. I purchased it last year and thought that I should add a review so other LJ had an idea as to it’s worth (MHO). As you can see in the picture it comes with a rounded head and a cylindrical head sanding attachment. Both are rubber bladders that when inflated hold the sanding piece in place. The...

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Grizzly G0529 Oscillating Spindle & Disk Sander

Grizzly G0529 Oscillating Spindle & Disk Sander

05-07-2011 at 10:00 AM by CreekWoodworker | 9 comments »

I purchased this tool about nine months ago and it has become one of my most used tools. This tool is heavy (180 lbs) and will require two people to set it up. The setup itself is fairly easy, the top portion of the sander comes assembled with the two tables attached. However, this is what makes it heavy and difficult to work with. The box the sander was delivered in was too large to fit through my basement door. My son I removed the top portion which is probably 90% of the weight, but it...

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Belt sander

Belt sander

06-19-2011 at 09:24 AM by Chipy | 4 comments »

This is an easy review as I have used this sander for years in cabinet shops but I haven’t got around to buying one for myself. It is one of those tools that you do without but shouldn’t.My wife picked this sander up for my fathers day gift This machine hasn’t changed much in the many years that I have used it witch is a good thing.I like Porter Cable products but not all this sander they got right, right out of the gate.This sander has lots of power,good balance.Loading a n...

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High Speed Air Sander with Jacobs Chuck

High Speed Air Sander with Jacobs Chuck

08-02-2011 at 11:06 PM by Raymond | 3 comments »

My last find from my recient trip to Harbor Freight was this Air Sander with Jacobs chuck. 18000 RPM 4 CFM @ 90 PSI. come with 3 backing plates 3” 4” and 5.5” and a 3/8 jacobs chuck. Tons of power, it was missing one of the wrenchs but Harbor Freight customer service sent one right out. One reviewer on HF’s site commented that the sholder on the nut that holds the backing plate and sand paper on is very shallow I have to agree and infact turned a new one on my metal la...

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