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Forum topic by Angela posted 10-29-2010 05:25 AM 2137 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2010 05:25 AM

6” sander sitter

5” sander sitter

I was wondering about the Sander Sitter. When I did a search it appeared on several forums regarding the most useless tool you purchased or the tool you wish you hadn’t purchased. Under the review section the person really liked it. On 17 people loved it 5 people didn’t.

I was wondering what you all thought about it. It seems like a great idea. Some people state the people that don’t like it, didn’t read the instruction so they aren’t using it properly. Others say it’s too small for a 5” sander but there’s also a 6” sander. Has anyone used that with their 5” sander?

I would like the thoughts from people that have actually used and what you think about it.


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#1 posted 10-29-2010 05:31 AM

Numerous people listed it as the “most useless item in their shop.”

I think the consensus was … it falls over.

I just set mine down. If it shakes … I giggle, a little bit ;-)

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 06:25 AM

Why not use double sided tape and attach it to the shop vac cart or workbench then?

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 06:29 AM

I don’t have the Sander Sitter, actually.

I just set the ROS down on … whatever.

Works for me. YMMV ;-)

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 06:32 AM

knucklenut: I’m just going to leave that though alone. Seems smarter ;-)

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 11:11 AM

My orbital sander sitter is a used piece of sandpaper lying face up on bench. (I use hook and loop sandpaper.)

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 04:43 PM

Here are a couple of you tube video’s that may help answer some questions about the Sander Sitter. and

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 04:59 PM

I made a homemade version of the sander sitter that was designed so that I could clamp it to the workbench. It worked pretty well but more times than not I forget to get it out and use it.

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 09:03 PM

I ended up purchasing one and screwed it to the top of the shop vac cart I made. I actually really like it, it works great and I use it all the time.

I guess to each his/her own

Thanks for all the comments

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 09:15 PM

I have a plastic coffee can lid epoxied to a scrap of 5/4 oak that has a piece of rubber shelf-liner glued to the other side.


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#10 posted 01-21-2011 09:47 PM

I have one I got when they first came out. It worked fine for me
for my 5” sander. I switched to Festool 6” sanders though so I mostly
stopped using it.

In my opinion it does extend sandpaper life.

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 05:57 AM


My review was probably one of the ones you saw that said I Liked it.

I use it with a 5” ROS. The instructions say to “Aggresively” sit the ROS in it right after you turn it off. I JAMB mine in HARD! ROS’s are known for run on, this slows them real quick and as Loren said it does extend the life of the sandpaper because of the Crepe piece in the bottom of the Sitter which is the reason for Aggresively putting it in.

Mine doesn’t fall over and I let go before it stops. If it did it would sem to be an easy situation to remedy.

Instead of using a Crepe Block to clean other “Sanding Items” ie. 10/12 D Press Sanding Drums, Small Belt Sander, I use the Crepe Liner from the sitter to do so.

Had mine for 3 years now, still haven’t used the extra Crepe Liner I got when I bought the Sitter originally.

Very happy with it.


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