|Forum topic by 870pilot||posted 917 days ago||1153 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
917 days ago
Fellow LJ brethren… I haven’t been here long but I’m impressed with the cavernous amount of knowledge found here. Thus, after copious reseach into a new belt/disc sander, I have a headache. My brain is full of sometimes/mostly contradictory reviews on the same machines where a machine gets three five star high fives and three one-star bashes. Reviewers be whom they are, I’d rather hear from fellow LJ’ers.
I need a disc/belt machine to sand small wood objects, in my home shop, and so far, I’m attracted to this Jet machine
The price is a bit on the high side, some reviewers complain that the single post does not hold the cast iron table well, that there is some deflection when weight is applied etc. On the other end of the spectrum, I, don’t freak, found a Craftsman for about $200 less. I’m not a Festool league kinda guy but I won’t buy a sander from Harbor Freight either.
I need some Tylenol… and your help.
-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan