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Forum topic by knotheadswoodshed posted 757 days ago 1395 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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knotheadswoodshed

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757 days ago

does anyone have one of these or have thoughts on them?
I am needing a good spindle sander.

thanks
Randy

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com


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Lifesaver2000

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#1 posted 757 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/98

8 reviews, average 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 757 days ago

I have had one for 6-8 years. Use it for pattern making to fair up curves and for sanding curves in band saw boxes.
I like mine a lot. For $200, you can’t go wrong.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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knotheadswoodshed

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#3 posted 757 days ago

thanks guys…that clinches it..off th HD tomorrow to pick one up

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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AHuxley

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#4 posted 757 days ago

As long as you understand the lightweight/low HP limitations it is a great little OSS/OES. I will say they have made a lot of people realize how useful a OES can be and probably sold a lot of real OES as a result.

Just considered as a OSS it is the best you will do without spending over twice as much.

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Tyrone D

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#5 posted 757 days ago

I have one and I like it.
It can’t compete with a full size edge sander but the spindle sander is great.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 757 days ago

It’s a bargain for $200 it has things other osculating sanders don’t have like a belt sanding attachment and folding table top.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grandpa

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#7 posted 757 days ago

I have one and like it but you have to remember that the tabletop is plastic. the entire machine is plastic but it still works pretty well for me.

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Bobmedic

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#8 posted 757 days ago

Grandpa, The table top is not plastic it is painted aluminum. The base is plastic however it is very stable and has no vibration. Mine stays put with just the rubber feet.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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Grandpa

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#9 posted 757 days ago

hhhmmmm, looks like plastyic and flexes like plastic. I will have to check it out next time I get to the shop. I edge sanded some 2×8’s on it and they were heavier than the tools so it moved a little. felt like it was flexing. I do use it and like ti whether it is aluminum or plastic.
Not all plastics are bad.

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spidennis

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#10 posted 755 days ago

In researching this machine I heard you can stop it dead if you put too much into it? Presently I’m using the piece of crap (and taken off the market because it’s soooo bad) Dewalt 433 Belt sander and it’s equally bad edge sander stand. I thought I was stuck with this until I could afford a proper edge sander but then I found out about this model, and it has the spindle sander too?! cool. I’ll have to give this machine a try I think after seeing the comments here.

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 755 days ago

I’ve never stopped mine using the belt sander/edge sander. I have stopped it sanding cut outs that get smaller towards one end and the drum I was using was too large to fit.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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rockindavan

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#12 posted 755 days ago

The drums work awesome with no vibration. The belt sander on mine has a bit of vibration now and rocks a little bit. Other than this it works great.

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