|Forum topic by ProtegeLongbows||posted 03-11-2011 04:52 AM||1188 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-11-2011 04:52 AM
I will be getting an edge sander. Here are my choices…
A new 1 & 1/2 hp 110V or 220V (convertable) General International 6×89 model for about $1000.
A new Ritter 6×108” 220V 2 hp for about $2300.
A used PMC – 152 sander that has a 3 hp motor but it is 3ph…price is $500 but I will have to pay to either change the motor to one that I can use on a 110V or 220V circuit OR get a phase converter. I don’t know how well this conversion would be. This sander hasn’t been used in about 10 years or so. Last time it was used it “worked perfect” according to the seller, but I can’t check it as they no longer have a 3 ph power supply.
Any advice? I will be using it when making my bows…which I would consider to be moderate work, but I would like whichever unit I choose to last a long time.