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Forum topic by pashley posted 08-19-2013 05:28 PM 1433 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pashley

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08-19-2013 05:28 PM

I recalled Porter Cable's Portable Oscillating Spindle Sander recently, as I had an occasion for just such a tool.

I tried researching it, but it seems they don’t make them anymore?

Anyone know of another brand that makes those? I couldn’t find anything.

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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 05:58 PM

I guess there is enough overlap between this tool and a belt sander, they must not have sold many.

The sander I wanted to try was the Delta 7” bench ROS. Sadly, it is out of production as well.

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 09:40 PM

I have that sander and haven’t seen it in the stores lately. I think it’s model 121. It works well on big pieces. You might be able to find a used sander on ebay or a leftover sander in a tool store.

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 01:43 AM

thats pretty cool. always enjoy seeing tools that i haven’t seen before

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 01:51 AM

I just spent an hour doing a search. Looks like you are going to have to find a used one. Nothing even close that I could find

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 02:32 AM

I called a local store and they haven’t had any in probably 6 years. He said the tool had a lot if interest after they stopped making them.

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 02:36 AM

It’s weird how no one makes this….I would think it would be very handy…guess it’s ebay for me…

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 02:48 AM

I’ve always wanted one, didn’t know they stopped making them. Maybe I should start shopping ebay and get my hands on one before they go totally extinct.

That and a Versa Plane.

Why they started making Porta Planes again, instead of Versa Planes, is beyond me.

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 01:15 AM

I just saw one at auction on eBay that will sell tomorrow.

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#9 posted 11-05-2013 01:59 AM

I had one and used it in a base plate that fit into my router table more than I used it by hand. I sold it to get a fixed machine as I liked the idea of no small belts or noisy universal motors. I can’t remember running into a situation where it proved to be more useful than a bench unit.

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#10 posted 11-05-2013 03:34 AM

I used mine on a large curved table top.

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