|Forum topic by boneyabba||posted 10-01-2012 07:09 AM||4285 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
10-01-2012 07:09 AM
I just sold my old HFT cheapie 75$ belt/disc sander. It required complete disassembly (exaggeration) to change the belt and would bog down if you didn’t hold your breath or actually touched wood to the paper.
My funds are limited, but I need a replacement.
I think I’ve got it narrowed down to the:
Porter Cable 5amp benchtop http://www.lowes.com/pd_91036-46069-PCB420SA_4294707931__?productId=3163789&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&facetInfo=
Sadly this doesn’t appear to actually be for sale anywhere… http://www.sears.com/powertec-6-34-x-9-34-belt-disc-sander/p-00902603000P?prdNo=6&blockNo=6&blockType=G6
Because my dissatisfaction was primarily sourced in the lacking power- my instinct is to go with the HFT tool. However, it looks like the Porter Cable spins faster and seems to have pretty good reviews. If the 5amp is plenty of power then the 6×48 might be overkill?
I am open to other options- need trolling craigslist, but haven’t got lucky and am ready to buy a new toy!