Dewalt palm sander model D26441K problems

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Forum topic by Raskal posted 02-10-2011 09:31 AM 2151 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2011 09:31 AM

Sometimes woodworking takes away frustration, sometimes it adds…

this sander uses 2 simple spring clips to attach the paper, but they don’t hold the paper well at all. It keeps coming off and I have to redo the paper.

My old Makita had a nice strong clamp and teeth to grab the paper, the Dewalt uses a slippery round spring steel…. useless.

from by brief search on this site, it looks like the Ridgid might work The Milwaukee looks like it’ll suck too.

I already have a ROS (another Dewalt), so it’s definitely a palm sander I want.

other suggestions?

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 09:55 PM

It’s nice to have both for sure.

Is it off base to suggest you see if you can find for it a new pad that is PSA friendly? It’s a great way to go…

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 04:58 AM

I have a Skil Model 7492 ROS that I got at a good price.
After I bought it, I discovered Skil doesn’t sell replacements for the micro-filtration canister that attaches to it. It has one of those corrugated filters in it. You can dump the contents out of the canister, but you can’t replace it. I’m glad I got it at a 30% discount. Other than that, Its a great ROS.

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 05:24 AM

I ended up buying a Ridgid Palm sander. Has one clip, but has a rubber tube on it to hold the paper. Overall a MUCH better holding system.

I really can’t recommend the Dewalt to anyone.

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