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Forum topic by Toninho posted 08-08-2012 07:17 PM 1063 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2012 07:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Hello friends! First of all it is with great pleasure that I write a topic here on this wonderful site. This week I bought a Ryobi sander ESS280RV to start some projects, but would like to know more about this machine and your opinions, would have made a good choice? Thank you!

-- António Guerreiro

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 07:30 PM

I believe you have made a good choice. The reviews are good, it seems to be a European market product.
Use it well

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 07:35 PM

If you found a Ryobi tool that works well, consider it rare.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 08-08-2012 07:51 PM

I may be wrong but from the little bit of looking that I did online, I found that some of the major tool brands all use the same parts producer as ryobi. Such as skil and rigid.


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#4 posted 08-08-2012 07:52 PM

So yes as a starter that would be good. But if you look a year down the road you will be needing to replace the sander, I suggest the variable speed dewalt random orbit sander as a starter sander,


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#5 posted 08-08-2012 07:57 PM

I’d suggest, when you need a new sander, as its a good starter sander, the porter cable 390k.
Works like a charm.

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#6 posted 08-08-2012 08:09 PM

Or the Rigid which is excellent for a good price.
One company in Honk Kong names ‘one world technology” makes many of these power tools.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 01:10 AM

Usually it is better to ask the question BEFORE the purchase! LOL

-- Art

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#8 posted 08-09-2012 01:35 AM

I have a Ryobi 1/4 sheet sander and it’s fine. It should serve you well. Also have some Ridgid sanders I like too. Heck I had a B&D mouse sander and it served me well for years. Guess I’ll never be a tool snob.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#9 posted 08-09-2012 01:39 AM

That TTI Group Bert speaks of is also tied to Delta now. They are right down the road from me.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#10 posted 08-09-2012 10:17 AM

I have the Porter-Cable Speed-Bloc Quarter-Sheet Finishing Sander, 330. Have had it for well over 20 years and it still is going strong. But sadly I did have to replace the rubber pad the other day it totall distroyed itself as I was sanding. Ah but that was easy, some closed cell foam from a sleeping pad and some contact cement and I was back in business. I took more time to find my spare sleeping pad than to do the repair. There, that’s my vote.

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#11 posted 08-09-2012 07:24 PM

I want to thank you all for your comments, they were very important to me! After all we are a great team here at L.J! Cheers and good projects for the future!

-- António Guerreiro

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#12 posted 08-10-2012 10:15 PM

I have a couple Ryobi sanders and they have both worked great for me. I use one of them more than I use my DeWalt. I hope that you enjoy yours.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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