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Disappointed

Disappointed

03-23-2016 08:41 PM by andy_P | 14 comments »

I had to replace my 15 plus years old Delta disc/belt sander and opted for the “priced right” Skil. The minute I unpacked it I could tell that the quality I was used to was not there. The body is plastic and I have had a heck of a time trying to keep the belt running straight. While running it sounds like it is going to fall apart. I will say that Skil is willing to send me a shipping label and repair the unit, but for the time and hassle of finding a strong box, taking it to ...

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Customer Service Matter Resolved

Customer Service Matter Resolved

03-14-2016 09:15 PM by Wildwoods | 14 comments »

I am a small cabinet shop. I have bought many parts from ereplacementparts over many years. I recently ordered a part for my sander that cracked somehow, a shroud that directed the dust into the bag. I looked at the schematic and with the descriptions, I determined that the part, described as a dust collection support seemed to be the right part. Upon arrival, I saw the it was not the right part and so disassembled the sander further and found that what I was looking for was described as a br...

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Rigid R2601 Random Orbital Sander

Rigid R2601 Random Orbital Sander

03-12-2016 07:47 PM by JetDriver | 6 comments »

I received my Rigid Orbital sander for Christmas this year and since then have had a chance to put it to good use on several projects. It’s my first Orbital Sander so I can’t compare it to other models based on personal experience but my choice was based on internet research that showed it to be among the best on the market at this time. Overall I would say it has fulfilled my expectations and I think my old Craftsmen palm sander is likely to start collecting a lot of dust in the future. T...

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Smaller Shop Drum Sander

Smaller Shop Drum Sander

02-22-2016 05:00 AM by GersCustomWoodworks | 10 comments »

I got this as a time saver for me when sanding production parts. It works great for a smaller drum sander. Only two reasons I can’t give it five stars. The stand is way to short. But easy fix is just to add riser blocks between the stand and sander. The second is I really wish that they had made this sander big enough to open up to 3 1/2 inches to sand post sides. It only opens to about 3”.

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Hard to beat

Hard to beat

02-19-2016 01:52 AM by momalle3 | 10 comments »

I bought this for hobby shop work, mostly musical instrument making. it replaces the use of sanding spindles in a drill press. So keep in mind it is a HUGE improvement over that. I don’t have experience with other spindle sanders to compare it to This model is sold under various band names—Shop Fox, WEN, etc. I bought it at the local Woodcraft store. I had been looking at the Rigid oscillating edge sander, but there were just too many bad reviews of that thing and also I did...

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A shocking experience

A shocking experience

02-18-2016 02:12 PM by RichM | 9 comments »

https://youtu.be/NtslhTfdMmE

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Powermatic 6" Belt/12" Disk Sander

Powermatic 6" Belt/12" Disk Sander

02-10-2016 03:38 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

I’ve had this since 2013 and it is, definitely, an essential to my shop. In that time, I’ve learned: ASSEMBLY - Assembly was simple. I spent around an hour and a half, including adjustments of tables and tracking, then was able to plug the unit in and run it. For the most part, assembly could be figured out without the directions, but are still important for setting gaps between support tables and the belt or disk for safe operation. QUALITY - The unit operated...

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Not Just a Sander, But an Investment In Efficiency

Not Just a Sander, But an Investment In Efficiency

02-09-2016 09:37 PM by Kelly | 0 comments »

I had just completed an oak, over-the-post stair railing system. It turned out beautifully, but because of construction methods required by the home owner, the fillets between balusters varied in height and sometimes raised as much as an eight of an inch above the two long pieces of oak sandwiching them and the balusters. Sanding them by hand would have involved rasps, several grits of paper and a week of hard work. Seeking a better way, I looked at other well known detail sanders, such as...

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An Indispensable Addition to My Sanding Equipment

An Indispensable Addition to My Sanding Equipment

02-09-2016 09:33 PM by Kelly | 4 comments »

I’ve had this unit since about 2006. From shortly after I bought it and yet to this day, I consider this tool an indispensable addition to my sanding equipment. I think highly enough of it that I would upgrade to the floor model, if I didn’t have other upgrades to tend to first. The unit is a heavy, well built piece of equipment and, certainly, had much to do with my considering other Jet equipment purchases. In the years I’ve used this machine, it shows no signs of wear ...

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 I Just Can't Say Enough Bad About This Sander

I Just Can't Say Enough Bad About This Sander

02-09-2016 07:37 PM by Kelly | 5 comments »

Let me make it clear up front, I am a huge fan of Bosch tools and own several, including a sliding miter, a job site table saw with a gravity base, hammer drills, a saber saw and a trim router. I am pleased with all of them and made that clear in my reviews I have written about Bosch equipment. But, then there is this little tool. Of course, for a sander to work, you, first, have to mount sandpaper on it. This tool allows that. You just shouldn’t turn the sander on and expect it to h...

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