Good sander for repainting use.

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Forum topic by Steven H posted 02-10-2010 03:33 AM 1085 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steven H

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02-10-2010 03:33 AM

Is there a good random orbit or sheet sander I can get at home depot, lowes or sears?
My budget is $75.

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 03:42 AM

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#2 posted 02-10-2010 04:01 AM

ebay has them cheaper

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 06:55 AM

I love my Craftsman Professional 5 in. 3.0 amp Random Orbit Sander w/ Cyclonic Dust/Air Separator for $69.99 (Model# 27673). The dust collection is awsome since they changed to the same dust collection method as on their more expensive “vibra-free” sander. I bought that one first but took it back because of the proprietary sanding discs. They may still sell the “Professional model” with the older cloth or canvas dust collector…make sure you get the one with the clear hardshell plastic dust collector.

-- Henry3, TN/GA/FL

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 07:11 AM

If you’re sanding painted surfaces, plan on using lots of sandpaper. Paint clogs it up pretty quick.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 08:01 AM

I’d check ebay first, I got a used but great condition Porter Cable ROS off ebay for $30 thats been serving me well.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 08:20 AM

Whene I am working on repaint projects and need to sand I just by the cheapest sander I can get. They won’t last long but you won’t ruin a good one with paint dust. I have burned up a couple with painting.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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