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03-08-2014 08:07 AM

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Our local classifieds has a used Ryobi Spindle Sander for $75. Cosmetically it looks beat but owner says it works fine. Missing some components and I can find anyone who can supply any parts for this tool. I really need a good Spindle Sander and it has been suggested this model is a lightweight and not powerful to do the work I need it to do.
Anyone got any experience with this machine and is it worth $75 when Harbor Freight has a new one for about $50 more? Should I offer less or just wait until a better and stronger model come up for sale.?

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 08:13 AM

Here is the picture that wouldn’t upload before.

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 09:05 AM

Those sold new for $99 at home depot and most parts for it seem to be discontinued/unavailable. $75 is a bit steep IMHO.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 01:42 PM

Brad, Thanks for your reply. I haven’t been able to find much about this model. Looks like they stopped making it some years ago. I especially don’t want to get into something with no parts available. Your comments help. I’m wondering if it is still a good buy at $50.

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 01:43 PM

Offer less, Home depot was selling them new for $69 before they stopped carrying them.

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 02:08 PM

I paid $85 for it brand new,that model has been copied or rebadged and sold under Mastercraft,Craftex,as well as Ryobi up here in Canada.
I would not pay more than$40 for it.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 02:15 PM

Now I know about what it should be worth, does anyone own one and can tell me if it is a good machine. I am expecting for the price, it might not be enough for what I will use it. Is it cast iron or plastic?
Thanks guys, you are always such good help.

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 02:55 PM

I bought the Harbor Freight version for $89 with a coupon in WOOD magazine. It was dead when I got it home no matter which outlet I tried. I took the bottom off to see if the switch wasn’t wired in or something stupid and the motor was DINKY. I took it back and found a used JET. Yes, it was $300 but it’s a monster. Everyone swears by the RIDGID as another option. Stay away from the Delta BOSS – they are known for motor capacitors needing constant replacement.

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 02:57 PM

It has an aluminium top and plastic body. They’re not bad sanders for what they originally cost, but $75 is way more than that one’s worth. $50 in top condition would be my price. That one I’d offer no more than $30. You can buy the same sander at HF for around $100 new.

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 03:48 PM

Get a Ridgid. Mine’s been goin’ strong for years.
Bill

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 04:53 PM

I looked at those also. Changed my mine when I found out it can’t tilt the table to allow sanding at an angle.
I don’t have one but when I do it will probably be the Ridgid..

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 08:29 PM

I got a new Ryobi a few years back and by the end of the day it went back to HD it was so under powered.

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#12 posted 03-08-2014 10:10 PM

I bought a new one a few years ago for $99. It has a cast iron top, not aluminum. Spindles and sanding sleeves are interchangeable with the Ridgid oscillating sander. I’d say $50 tops.

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#13 posted 03-08-2014 11:13 PM

Just came home with the sander. The seller said it had belonged to his dad who recently passed. Seeing that I am an old fart like his dad, he said it was mine for $40. We ran it and it is surprisingly strong, made out of some good stuff and was even quiet. He also threw in a box of stuff that included about 20-25 new sanding sleeves and some other stuff. Haven’t yet put it through some work like it’s gonna get but I think it was a good deal until I can find another used bigger one.

Thanks for all your help.

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#14 posted 03-08-2014 11:28 PM

I used a Ridgid recently

worked fine for what I needed

both brands, are not known for lasting indefinitely, rather disposable in nature, if used 8 hours a day, day after day

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#15 posted 03-09-2014 12:00 AM

I wouldn’t spend $75 for a used one of those.

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