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Forum topic by dpjeansonne posted 10-24-2009 04:44 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2009 04:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: belt sander porter cable sander sander

I am looking for a new belt sander. The Porter Cable Model 371 with a 2.5×14 inch belt is very interesting. The small size and weight makes it attractive.
Does anyone have any experince with this model and how available are the belts at local outlets without ordering?

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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#1 posted 10-24-2009 05:46 PM

If it’s the one hand model I have the sanders fine but PC belts for it are terrible they fail if you look at them to hard. I’ve have some belts made by a sand paper company that last a lot longer.

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 03:45 PM

Thanks Jim
I just bought one at Lowes at a good price—$99. They also had some belts by Gator that I got to try. What is the belt supplier that you found?

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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