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I’d really like to pick up a disc and belt sander combo soon, but it seems I can’t find one that consistently gets good reviews.

So, I’m looking to LJ’s to see what they use and what they like/dislike about it.


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#1 posted 863 days ago

I think the big JET gets good reviews. The freestanding one. Can’t remember the model. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 863 days ago

Yeah, that’s a nice model. I’d like to stay under $500, but I suppose you get what you pay for.

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#3 posted 863 days ago

No doubt. I’d like one too but I’m not sure I’d use it enough to justify that model. I’ve been tempted by the little PC at Lowes just out of convenience alone. I haven’t looked at the reviews but I suspect they’re terrible. I’ve been getting by with a beltsander clamped into my vise. Not pretty, but cheap;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 862 days ago

I’m with you CR, I think I would use it all the time. Maybe I need to treat it as such and not be afraid to spend the money. I’m just about to pull the trigger on a new cabinet saw so not sure I could swing another big purchase, but I’m growing inpatient!

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#5 posted 862 days ago

I started a forum topic looking for good pillowblocks, if that’s the route you decide to go. I can’t remember what my favorite source ended up being; I just abandoned the project in favor of others, lol. It shouldn’t be hard to find.

Maybe you’re both right, that I’d find quick use for it. I tend to despise sanding, as a rule. If I did a lot of curved stuff or small stuff, I think I could better justify one. Who am I kidding, I’ve really never had a NEED to justify a new tool purchase;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 862 days ago

Tyler;

Have you looked at the Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander? We use ours several times a week. I bought a 12” disc sander at Harbor Freight but, don’t use it nearly as much as the Rigid. There are several good reviews of this tool on the LJ site.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1565

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/85

Good Luck

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#7 posted 862 days ago

Rick – I have looked at the Ridgid and would look at it seriously if I didn’t already have a stand alone OSS. I’d also like the belt sander to be able to rotate up and down.

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#8 posted 862 days ago

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#9 posted 862 days ago

Steve – do you have any experience with either of those machines? If so, which do you like better?

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#10 posted 862 days ago

What are you going to be using it for?

-- shdesign3.com

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#11 posted 862 days ago

I’d use the belt sander to sand boxes and doors flush, among other various projects The disc sander for shaping small pieces and such.

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#12 posted 862 days ago

Not used for professional use I should just say.

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#13 posted 862 days ago

TYLER….... The belt sander does oscillate up and down on the Rigid sander. It has a lot of plastic but it does an alright job.

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#14 posted 862 days ago

I have a 36”x 4” PC with an 8” disc. Used daily.

-- A small shop has it's pro's and con's. Never big enough, but easy to clean.

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#15 posted 862 days ago

I have a 36”x 4” PC with an 8” disc. Used daily.

-- A small shop has it's pro's and con's. Never big enough, but easy to clean.

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