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Forum topic by Woodchuck2010 posted 06-21-2016 12:03 AM 556 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodchuck2010

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06-21-2016 12:03 AM

Wow! This is a no joke belt sander. Makita 9403. 4×24” 12.6lbs! Works awesome with my Dust Rite hose and shop vac.

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 06-21-2016 12:26 AM

Awesome. Me personally, I stay away from them. They can tear up a project really quick.

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#2 posted 06-21-2016 12:37 AM

Every once in a while I’ve wished I had one. Now I do! hahaha. Sometimes my Orbital sander just can’t handle a job.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#3 posted 06-21-2016 02:38 AM

I have an older version, it’s a beast. Weighs a ton and chews through wood. Congrats.

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#4 posted 06-21-2016 03:00 AM

Too bad its not flat backed like some models so you can’t easily clamp it down for bench use. You can’t really use it on smaller pieces like you can a bench unit. Get a pad to hold your work.

M

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#5 posted 06-21-2016 03:08 AM



Too bad its not flat backed like some models so you can t easily clamp it down for bench use. You can t really use it on smaller pieces like you can a bench unit. Get a pad to hold your work.

M

- MadMark


Yeah that is a bummer. I could make a holder for it though. I do have the Ridgid oscillating sander also.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#6 posted 06-21-2016 05:10 AM

I have this unit:

But sanders are like clamps, you never seem to have enough. So I also have:

And:

I also had to buy two of these, one for 120 & the other for 240:

I can’t even count how many sanding gadgets, sponges, sticks, pads, etc. Plus individual sheets from 80 to 2400 and 000 & 0000 steel wool.

M

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#7 posted 06-21-2016 10:36 AM

I have an old Sears 4X24. Works great as long as you keep it on the move. They are great for cleaning rough surfaces and slabs.

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Woodchuck2010

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#8 posted 06-21-2016 01:45 PM



I have this unit:

But sanders are like clamps, you never seem to have enough. So I also have:

And:

I also had to buy two of these, one for 120 & the other for 240:

I can t even count how many sanding gadgets, sponges, sticks, pads, etc. Plus individual sheets from 80 to 2400 and 000 & 0000 steel wool.

M

- MadMark

Geez Mark! I only have 4 sanders.haha. 1” belt sander, ROS, Oscillating sander, and the Makita.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 06-21-2016 02:12 PM

I’ve got the much cheaper version of that sander.

It doesn’t get a lot of respect because it is a Harbor Freight unit. But I have beat the snot out of it. I only use it for quick and dirty stock removal, doing things like rounding over corners on rustic pieces etc… It works great, and shares a common belt size with my oscillating sander.

It’s nice having to keep only one size belt in my inventory. But I have to admit, this thing is a beast. I can’t imagine that Makita is exactly dainty…

If you need a sander for finesse, this ain’t it. If you need a sander to hog off a bunch of stock in a hurry, this is the tool to do just that job!

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#10 posted 06-21-2016 02:25 PM

Wow! I never even thought about the belt size being the same as my Ridgid! That’s great!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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