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04-20-2013 08:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool review ros hf sander

My employer recently purchased a Random Orbit Sander from HF. When I turn it on, it spins up to the motor speed(unlike my Porter Cable). Is this the normal operation of these or is the clutch on this one broke?

It is this one(Item #93431):

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 09:18 PM

it is broken. take it back they will likely replace it.

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 09:19 PM

Doesn’t sound right to me

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 09:28 PM

I got a couple of those on super-duper sale and like’em.
That speed things sounds off though.
They’ll swap it out for you.

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 10:58 PM

This is very good machine

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 12:18 AM

It’s weird. I’ve seen this and can’t explain it.
Our Dynabrades spin but our Festools just jitterbug around. Both sand the same under load. Go figure. 8.

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 12:28 AM

How does this sander work I am thinking about buying one?

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 06:07 AM

So far, so good. You just have to have it on your work before you power it on. Otherwise it spins up and can leave an arc when you first touch your work. This one will be used primarilly for sanding the surface of aluminum and steel. I think I’ll exchange it. Thanks for the feedback.

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 07:35 PM

Thanks for the info…

Maybe you can use one of their little flat fibrating sanders?

Good luck…

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