Just ordered a Milwaukee 6021 ROS (update)

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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 01-08-2013 03:54 AM 856 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2013 03:54 AM

I decided I needed a ROS. My sheet sander is too whimpy for many applications and my belt sander is a POS. As the title indicates, I went with the Mil 6021-21 5”.
Seemed to be well regarded here on LJs, and at $59, the price was reasonable. There were a lot of sanders to compare. Bosch and Dewalt were also finalists, but the Milwaukee was a bit less expensive, longer warranty, and a longer power cord.
I can’t wait to try it out. I hope I like it.

Update 1/14/13
So I received the 6021 last week. I originally ordered from Home Depot, but received an email a day later informing me they did not have it in stock, and none of their local b&m stores had any either. For whatever reason, this was a hard tool to come by. Every place I thought to check was either out of stock or was outrageously priced. However, I did finally track one down from CPO. It was brand new and only a few bucks more than HD.

Anyway, I gave the sander a whirl today and my initial thoughts are good. This is my first ROS, so I have no basis for comparison. Nonetheless it seems to have plenty of power, and the dust collection is more than adequate. It also fits my hand very nicely, is nicely balanced, and doesn’t vibrate as much as I predicted it would. I used it for nearly an hour today and I could still actually feel my hand:)

This is one of those tools that I should have purchased a long time ago.
Thanks for all the reviews and recommendations that led me toward the 6021 and towards a ROS in general.

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 05:14 AM

You will love it. I’ve had a bunch of ROS’s and this one is the best. Good purchase.

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 09:17 AM

You will find it irresistible. Very good buy.

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 01:04 AM

See OP for update. Thx

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 01:10 AM

I got one for Christmas, it is great so far.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 07:30 PM

I’m looking at one as well. Any new updates?

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 08:38 PM

Not really. Its solid. I don’t regret my purchase at all.

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