Any recommendations on Spindle sanders?

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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 01-29-2011 05:51 PM 1538 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2011 05:51 PM

I’m a big Jet fan but am also looking into Grizzly and the Powertec OS100. I hear the Rigid at HD is pretty good also but the orange would drive me up a wall. :)

What HP would y’all recommend as well?

Can you search these forums? I do not seem to be able to find a search window.


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Steven H

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 06:57 PM

It depends what your doing.

For small bandsaw boxes, small parts, the Ridgid sander and Powertec OS100 is fine.

Any other larger work needs to be on higher HP.

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 07:26 PM

Bruce, with respect to your question on searching the forum, if you look in the top right hand corner of this page, next to the My Lumberjocks tab, there is a search button.

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 07:41 PM

I have this one. I got lucky. I have since bought spindles from Grizzly, and made them work.

If I was buying one, it would probably be this one, from Grizzly.

This one, from Jet, is tempting. But it has a 1/2 hp motor, and all it says about the table is that it tilts. The grizz has a 1 hp motor, with a cast iron table, plus a disc sander.

It is a very handy tool.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 09:04 PM

I have the Ridgid and love it. I believe that for hobbyist or light professional use this will meet the needs of most. The ability to use it as an oscillating edge belt sander is a HUGE plus, and it is the only one that I have seen with that flexibility. I use it in edge belt sander mode 90% of the time.

Here is a detailed review that I wrote on this tool:

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#5 posted 01-29-2011 09:40 PM

Check out the Ridgid… paint it pink or wear rose colored glasses or something. It is the most useful spindle sander for the price.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 01-29-2011 10:10 PM

yeah, i need a spindle sander, and have my eye on the HD one. seems the most versatile and the reviews are pretty positive (as you can see).

yeah, the lack of a constant search box is confusing to me too.

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#7 posted 01-29-2011 10:27 PM

The search function is in the upper right hand corner next to your avatar(profile picture). Haha, Ellen that was hilarious.

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#8 posted 01-29-2011 11:43 PM

Very happy with my Ridgid EB4424. Not as big and heavy as some of the heavier duty units, but it works well, and is very versatile….great for a hobbyist IMO

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#9 posted 01-30-2011 12:10 AM

And if you send in the UPCS from the box, the Rigid will have a free LSA (Lifetime Service Agreement).
You just can’t beat that.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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