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rance

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495 days ago

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 495 days ago

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

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#2 posted 495 days ago

Doesn’t sound right to me

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#3 posted 495 days ago

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 495 days ago

This is very good machine

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#5 posted 495 days ago

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.
gene

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#6 posted 495 days ago

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

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rance

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#7 posted 495 days ago

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 494 days ago

Thanks for the info…

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

Good luck…

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