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Forum topic by pintodeluxe posted 643 days ago 1313 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pintodeluxe

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643 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: delta sander bench ros bench random orbit sander delta random orbit bench sander ridgid

This looks like it would be just the ticket for sanding numerous parts when building chairs with many thin spindles, or picture frames with many parts. Does anyone know where I can buy one? If not, does another company offer a bench random orbit sander?
I have Bosch and Dewalt ROS’s that work great, but I often find myself holding them upside down. Then I bring the wood to the sander as if it was mounted on a benchtop. So… I guess I need one of these to make my life easier. I also have the Ridgid OSS / Belt sander which is great. However everything still needs to be random orbit sanded too.

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


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derosa

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#1 posted 643 days ago

Not really available from what I can find. Amazon still has some of the sanding discs but those are running out as well it looks like. Main issue with buying one now is that it seems to have used a hook and loop disc although I’m sure that the tool surface could be scrapped off to use stick on discs. From what I could find they stopped making it about 11 years ago and it wasn’t popular although very useful for what you are doing. Never seen anything else like it.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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ADHDan

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#2 posted 642 days ago

Can you build a makeshift bed to hold your ROS upside-down? Maybe with some contoured handscrew clamps?

I also have the Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander, but when I have to sand small or tricky pieces on a flat surface I flip my belt sander upside down and clamp it to the bench.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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jim C

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#3 posted 642 days ago

It would be an interesting build if you made a table out of plywood or MDF.
Maybe even take a router table and modify it and clamp in the ROS. Hmmmmm!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 642 days ago

I guess I am surprised that these were discontinued. There is a lot of retoric about it being a useless tool, but for me it would be very helpful. In much the same way that an oscillating spindle / belt sander is often more convenient than a handheld belt sander. I hope another manufacturer brings one to market.

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

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jap

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#5 posted 642 days ago

i’d make a holder for a ROS to hold it upside down, if i were you

-- Joel

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 642 days ago

Neither of my ROS’s have anything parallel to the sanding disk to mount it upside down.
Also, the products sold for holding your ROS upside down look flimsy.

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

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GEOwen

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#7 posted 528 days ago

Still looking after 115 days? I put a never-used one up on craigslist:
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/3596264915

As discussed in separate thread, a bench mounted ROS isn’t for every job, but I bought it when I was planning to make my own plantation shutters (lots of fairly thin slats where it’s easier to take the work to the tool than vice versa)

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