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Forum topic by LeChuck posted 625 days ago 816 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeChuck

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625 days ago

Hi folks,

The next tools to get for me would be some sanding machines.

I need a 1inch belt sander, a disc sander, and eventually will want to buy an oscillating spindle sander for curves.

I am wondering, based on others’ experience, what would be the best combination in terms of cost and space.

I can easily go to Harbor Freight and buy the cheap little 1×30 sander, however I am thinking that a machine with a 1×42 belt would be a better purchase.

I want a disc sander, and it seems that something larger than 6” will be more useful in the long run. There are some combination machines with a 1inch strip and an 8” disc like the Rikon 50-142. On the other hand, there is still the possibility of getting the 1×30 belt sander and a separate 12” disc (HF again probably). That makes it 2 machines but the total price is not too bad and it shouldn’t take much more space.

And then another possibility is to get the separate 1×30 belt sander as above and then another 6×9 belt/disc combo machine. At this point, I am wondering if owners of those machines find that they still use the wide belt sander a lot if they already have a large disc sander?

The OSS will be an additional machine, and I’m aware of the Ridgid one that can also be a belt sander. I am not sure yet if a belt will be useful.

Thanks for any opinion/experience!

David

-- David - Tucson, AZ


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 625 days ago

I’d start with the Ridgid spindle/belt sander. It’s great!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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LeChuck

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#2 posted 625 days ago

It is neither a narrow belt sander nor a disc sander though…

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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Cosmicsniper

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#3 posted 625 days ago

It is a belt sander, but if you need something more substantial I’d get the big HF belt/disc combo. Great value.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Cosmicsniper

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#4 posted 625 days ago

Okay, I should read the post better. The HF narrow belt is fine. Follow that with the aforementioned combo unit. Then the spindle sander. The big disk sander and large belt sander serve two different purposes. The disk is for end grain and the belt is for edge or face grain.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 625 days ago

The Rigid is a good LITTLE sander. I like the combo.
I bought a 1” X 30” strip sander a few years ago. I can’t remember where and it doesn’t even have name plate. But, it’s a powerful little sander that does all I need it to do.
My 30 year old Delta 4” belt sander is nibbling at the dust. Soon it will BITE the dust. I’ve been looking at the HF 6” with the 9” disk. It’s on sale now for $199.

-- 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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