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Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 09-15-2013 06:10 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bondogaposis

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09-15-2013 06:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Where do get the spindle sleeves? I think the industry standard for oscillating spindle sanders is 4 1/2” the rigid has a 4” spindle, do you buy the 4 1/2” and cut them down or is there a source for the 4”?

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theoldfart

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 06:35 PM

Got mine at Woodcraft

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#2 posted 09-15-2013 07:19 PM

HD sells a boxed set of Ryobi sleeves. At least, they used to.

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 07:19 PM

ooops. dupe post

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 07:22 PM

I got my sleeves at the HD. They weren’t Ryobi (freud maybe), but their product line changes on a regular basis.

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 07:40 PM

I got mine at HD I believe. They were not Rigid. I am not sure of the brand but they fit perfectly and worked well…..perhaps better than the original sleeves.

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#6 posted 09-15-2013 07:45 PM

You don’t have to cut them down. use them as is. 1/2” sticking up isn’t going to hurt anything.

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#7 posted 09-15-2013 07:46 PM

Both Ridged and Ryobi sleeves have been discontinued. If you’re lucky you can still find then in some stores. Just buy the 4 1/2” and use those (just a little harder to secure them). You could also cut them down very easily.

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#8 posted 09-15-2013 08:57 PM

I just bought some from H.D. a couple weeks ago. I still have them in the original package. The package info is
Diablo Assorted Sanding Sleeves 10 Pack Model/Item # DCVDRMVGPS10G

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 09-15-2013 09:03 PM

I usually go to HD but I was stuck once and went to HF. The HF ones are just as good and they have higher grit sleeves. Get one of those cleaning sticks and they will last a long time.

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#10 posted 09-15-2013 09:50 PM

Got the spindle sleeves at Harbor Freight… very satisfied at half the price of HD. The HF belts are a joke, HD sells the Diablo brand that is very good.

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#11 posted 09-15-2013 09:53 PM

I just acquired the sander this week and I bought out all of the sleeves at my HD. So I’m set for a while. I just wondered if there are other sources. I think the HD price is a little high. I just checked w/ Industrial Abrasives and they have 4 1/2” sleeves much cheaper and I can get the sizes I use most w/o having to buy an assortment. In the future that is the way I’ll go and either cut them down or leave them as is. Thanks for the replies.

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#12 posted 09-15-2013 09:58 PM

Kdc68 – Are the Diablo spindle sleeves the same size as the Ridgid?

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#13 posted 09-15-2013 10:07 PM

I get my from Klingspor’s woodworking shop online. Better prices, better abrasives, all around a better deal. They sell them in packages of 5 per size/grit, so you may need to buy a bunch, but they work well.

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#14 posted 09-16-2013 01:48 AM

bondogaposis….I’d like to comment on your topic. I re-read your question as I was reading tefinn’s question in post #12. The drums on this sander are 4-1/2” not 4”. To verify before posting this I measured mine and they are 4-1/2”....The belt sander is 4” x 24”.....

Kdc68 – Are the Diablo spindle sleeves the same size as the Ridgid?

tefinn.... Yes they are….the 10 pack includes 5 -150 grit and 5- 80 grit in sizes 1/2”,3/4”,1”,1-1/2”, and 2”

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 09-16-2013 02:00 AM

Klingspor’s sells them and HD sells the Diablo brand. I wish there was a better nut to hold them on. That sucker gets tight when you run it.

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