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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-13-2012 03:18 AM 722 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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11-13-2012 03:18 AM

I’ve been using the Ridgid 5” ROS since spring of this year. It finally won’t hold the disks anymore.
I also bought a refurb 6” Ridgid ROS at Amazon and used it twice before the whole disk holding assembly started to tear off.

I’ve gone ahead and ordered the replacement parts for 30$, but I won’t be buying their ROS again. Even with a life time warranty.

I have a variable speed DeWalt and it’s doing fine. I got the hook and loop package to keep the one on the sander longer.

I really do like the Ridgid, but it shouldn’t break so soon.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 03:34 AM

I hear you Russell. I had a variable speed 5” ridged for less than a month. Somehow the sander started spinning when I turned it off. A week later it just stopped. The folks at Home Depot did me a solid though. They took it back and GAVE me the variable speed Dewalt in exchange. The Dewalt was $10 more expensive. I thought they were pretty cool about that.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 11-13-2012 03:37 AM

I plan to deal with Ridgid after I fix these up. I just ordered the DeWalt shown here. http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWE6401DS-5-Inch-Sander-Shroud/dp/B007KZB2GE/ref=sr_1_70?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1352777164&sr=1-70&keywords=sander

Looks like it’s less fatiguing than the others. My hands have a touch of arthritis and holding that sander all day can really wear me out.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 11-13-2012 12:14 PM

Sorry to hear about your arthritis. I hope that Dewalt is a lot more comfortable for you. Good luck with the Ridgid sander.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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