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Charlie

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199 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sander question

I am working on my Christmas list and need to add a bench top spindle sander to the list. Would like to keep the price tag under $200.00. Open to all suggestions.

Respectfully, Charlie


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HuckD

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#1 posted 199 days ago

Ridgid Oscillating Spindle/Belt sander!!! One of the most often used tools in my shop. Home Depot.

Life time warranty if you register for it on-line.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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jmartel

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#2 posted 199 days ago

I have the Harbor Freight one that I got for $90 just a week ago. Can’t comment on the reliability, but it works just fine so far.

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crank49

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#3 posted 199 days ago

Be sure you get one that can tilt the table. Some of the machines don’t have that ability.
I hear a lot of good feedback on the Ridgid, belt/spindle sander and it happens to sell for $199.
Grizzly offers several models but I never read any comments about them. Curious as to why.

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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mds2

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#4 posted 198 days ago

I’ve had the HF one for about 2 years without any problems. Runs very well and the dust collection on it is really really good. That being said, I bought the Ridgid yesterday. I have no probs with the HF one but the Ridgid gives me a lot more options.

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TheDane

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#5 posted 198 days ago

I have a PerformaX from Menards ( http://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/power-tools/sanders/oscillating-spindle-sander/p-1498057-c-10088.htm ).

It works OK, but if I had it to do over again, I would have one of the Ridgid’s mentioned in the posts above.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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gtbuzz

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#6 posted 198 days ago

+1 for the Ridgid. My only complaint about it is that the table is kinda flimsy (it’s just painted aluminum instead of CI, but at this price, what can you really expect), but it’s really never been an issue for me. Dust collection works reasonably well and it’s nice to have the option to switch to a belt sander.

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Don W

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#7 posted 198 days ago

I’ve had my Ridgid for a couple of years. I recommend it.

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syenefarmer

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#8 posted 198 days ago

Ridgid!

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Bill White

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#9 posted 198 days ago

Ridgid in this shop has been goin’ steady for several years. One of my better investments.
Bill

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#10 posted 198 days ago

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 198 days ago

+1 for the Ridgid sander. works great, has both osc. spindle as well as 4” drum which is great for larger tasks.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Shawn Masterson

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#12 posted 198 days ago

I have a throw away from menards I think it’s a wilton it does what it is supposed to, but no frills. I have seen a lot of rigids on this sight, and it looks to be a nice machine. When I got mine it was for a specific job (it was figured into the bid), and I have only used it a few times since. I really like the idea of being able to edge sand also.

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Charlie

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#13 posted 198 days ago

Well that sums it up. Ridgid it is. I do like the tempting recon price.

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CharlesA

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#14 posted 198 days ago

I’m a big fan of CPO reconditioned tools when there’s a significant savings.

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