Hello, new to the formum and looking for some advice on a stationary sander.

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Forum topic by Jack Gaskins posted 02-24-2010 02:31 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Gaskins

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02-24-2010 02:31 AM

Hello all, I am new to the forum. Normally I am on the sawmill creek site or woodnet but have found lots of great information over here on LJs in the past so I thought I would join yet another forum.

I was wondering if some of you could give me some advice. I am in the market for a stationary sander. The kind of work I do is either on the wood lathe or some general flat work. I would like a unit that is precise, not a craft unit like the Rigid sander everyone seems to recommend. I had that unit and practically gave it away, just didnt like it. I dont know if i will get more use out of a combo sander or disc or what,,,,,,Naturally i dont want to spend and arm and a leg on a sander just to have it sit in the corner collecting dust so I was thinking of the Jet 12B disc sander. It has a 1hp motor and a nice size table area. The other sander I was looking at was the Delta 12” disc sander. I did come across two old Delta combo sanders today on craigslist but they were sold just after they got listed. Does anyone have the Jet 12” disc sander and is it worth the extra cash over the Delta unit? One worry I have with combo sanders is the quality in the belt tracking and on the smaller combo units the table support for the disc table is only held up by one arm and I would think that would allow some flex in the table?? Anyway, I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks.

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 11:50 PM

Wow Jack I guess after 1543 days you have probably sorted out your sander question. Hope your solution works well for you. What did you wind up going with?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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