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Forum topic by Peteybadboy posted 11-14-2018 09:05 PM 880 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Peteybadboy

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11-14-2018 09:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Asking for advice….

Would you pay $200 for this ?

I was told it works. Top is rusty, but I think I could clean that up. New this is about 520$

All cleaned up with WD-40 rust remover. Akin to Evaporust? It worked well

-- Petey


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#1 posted 11-14-2018 09:28 PM

The rusty top is nothing to fear. That’ll clean up quick and easy. I’d run it and sand something to make sure the spindle doesn’t “give” or slip. Listen for bearings grinding too. But, if it runs well and that surface rust is the only issue you find, $200 is probably a fair price.

I’ll never understand why people can’t take a scotchbrite pad and some WD40 and clean the rust up before they post stuff. It would probably already be sold if the top was clean and shiny…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-14-2018 09:32 PM

Petey,
I have looked at these myself but I can’t justify that big of a machine with such a limited purpose based on lack of ‘space in my shop. I have actually been looking at a rigid oscillating sander that costs about $200 new. Way lower quality tool but a lot smaller.

As far as the value of the machine, If it works and you want it, why not? I would definitely offer less and see how you can do but it isn’t unreasonable at $200.

-- I remember when Grateful wasn't Dead

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 09:38 PM

I would, in a heartbeat.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 03:06 AM

If it works perfectly, it’s a good find.

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#5 posted 11-15-2018 03:22 AM

Probably my least used tool in my shop. Bought a cheap benchtop one from HF a few years ago. Seemed like a good idea at the time but I think I’ve used it twice although it’s great to have when you need it. One that big would just take up too much real estate in my limited garage space. Hindsight being what it is, unless you need one that big because you have a real use for it I’d pass and get the HF one for $100 after 25% coupon. I like it because I can stick it on a shelf out of the way.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 03:25 AM

YES that top would look like new with evoporust just soak paper towels wrap it in plastic wrap overnight next day like brand new use top as bargaining tool to get him lower LOL :<))
OH BTW dont forget rule #5 :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 11:09 AM

GR8HUNTER, yes evaporust. i’ll bite….What is rule #5?

-- Petey

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#8 posted 11-16-2018 02:36 AM

Curious about the “rule #5” as well, and the other rules.

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#9 posted 11-16-2018 03:20 AM

OWWM Rules

Rule #5 is basically that while you were asking if this was a good buy, somebody else probably bought it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 11-16-2018 04:58 AM

I paid $169 for my tabletop spindle sander. For a base model it’s a good deal if you have the floor space. Plug it in and listen for any abnormal noises. Rust on the surface cleans up, just like cleaning up rust on a table saw top.

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#11 posted 11-16-2018 06:24 AM

An associate has the Ridged and I don’t think I could say it saves any space. It’s a bit wider and this is square.

Meanwhile, two hundred seems a bargain to me, presuming the gears and bearings are good.


The rusty top is nothing to fear. That ll clean up quick and easy. I d run it and sand something to make sure the spindle doesn t “give” or slip. Listen for bearings grinding too. But, if it runs well and that surface rust is the only issue you find, $200 is probably a fair price.

I ll never understand why people can t take a scotchbrite pad and some WD40 and clean the rust up before they post stuff. It would probably already be sold if the top was clean and shiny…

- HokieKen


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#12 posted 11-16-2018 08:33 AM

For people getting tricked by perspective, this is a benchtop tool, though it weighs a good bit more than the mostly plastic ones. The biggest advantage at this level of OSS is the oil bath gear system which should last many times longer than the entry level OSS. I would already have it if it isn’t missing a lot of the spindles. Too much thinking and rule #5 will most assuredly rear its ugly head.

Even just the posting of a query like this lets those in your area know it is for sale, more than one person has been scooped by someone reading the post, finding where the OP lives and tracking down the seller. No better way to accelerate rule #5 by announcing to the world the good deal.

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Peteybadboy

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#13 posted 11-16-2018 10:05 AM

Well I bought it. 180 buck tax included. soaking the rust away as I type.

Thanks for the advice and I will remember rule #5.

-- Petey

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#14 posted 11-16-2018 12:46 PM

Awesome! Congrats Petey :-) For $180 I’d say you definitely got a good deal!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 11-16-2018 02:34 PM



For people getting tricked by perspective, this is a benchtop tool, though it weighs a good bit more than the mostly plastic ones.

- AHuxley

If that’s true I withdraw my endorsement. I thought it was the floor model.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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