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Chris

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Topic tags/keywords: air sander pneumatic jitterbug

My dad has asked for a “jitterbug” pneumatic finish sander as a possible Christmas gift. I have no experience with air tools other than my Brad and Finish nailer’s (Porter-Cable). Does anyone have sa suggestion as to a reliable mfg?

Thanks in advance….

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#1 posted 2349 days ago

I don’t think I’ve ever had a jitterbug pneumatic sander, but I’ve had a circular sander. They use a lot of air to run, and the amount of electricity is more than operating an electric sander.

The Campbell Hausfeld Jitterbug Sander uses 9.0 CU FPM at 90 lbs pressure. A lot of air on a home compressor.

I don’t know if they are orbital or not. Here is one for sale.

After looking at it I know I have one somewhere in the shop. Maybe I tried it, maybe not.

Here is an interesting article on Jitterbug sanders.

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Chris

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#2 posted 2349 days ago

Karson,

My dad has a 60 Gallon heavy duty compressor that is mounted on concrete slab outside of his shop. The air supply is not a problem. Campbell Hausfeld huh? I’ll look them up…. Thanks!

Anyone else have a suggestion?

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#3 posted 2349 days ago

Chris

Someone I know learned the hard way – don’t ask me how I know – but the key factor is to match the pressure required in psi and the air consumption in cfm of the tool to the capacity of the air compressor.

This person I know now has a lovely and clean pneumatic sander and a lovely and clean air compressor.

Don’t tell my – ahhh – his wife – please

Cheers
Mike

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#4 posted 2349 days ago

Chris; The Jitterbug was origionally made by National Detroit, or Huchens, I believe. They were origionally used for auto body work. They were able to use 8 by 11 in. paper and one sheet was torn into three sheets. I have used origionals, and they use a lot of air, and remove a lot of material, depending on the grit of paper used. They are fixed orbital, instead of random orbital, which means that the pad was held by rubber feet so they did not turn. The tool will last many years. most important is how large of an orbit it takes. They will show that orbital motion as small circles on the wood. Is He planning on using it on wood, He may mean a random orbital. chech with auto stores, and your Dad before You buy

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#5 posted 2349 days ago

My buddy has one of those. He doesn’t use it much. Its kinda long and narrow, like Dutchman said I think it was designed to do auto body work.

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