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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 01-10-2009 12:21 PM 860 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

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01-10-2009 12:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humour humor cats

I’ve just taken delivery of my new CatSand 2009.
The advert said “Put an end of all that tedious sanding – just put your CatSand 2009 to work and sit back and watch. Unlike most sanding systems that are optimised for flat surfaces, CatSand 2009 is excellent at rounding corners and getting into tight crevices. CatSand 2009 comes fitted with a 40 grit tongue (which is self sharpening, you need never buy a new one), but other models are available. Lifetime guarantee”.
I hate sanding, so I thought I’d buy myself one for Christmas, and I must say I’m fairly pleased.

Unpacking was a breeze…

CatSand1

The device needs first to be programmed – sometimes this can be a problem on Macintosh, but not with CatSand 2009!

CatSand2

It was ready to be put to work – I chose an olive log I have plans for…

CatSand3

After only a few minutes the surface was starting to show a distinct improvement…

CatSand4

Running costs are fairly high – unlike most tools it needs daily maintenance, but it sure beats elbow grease!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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Steelmum

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#1 posted 01-10-2009 03:56 PM

When it is not working at sanding you could find other uses for it. I think it would make a fine duster. Possibly a foot or neck warmer.

-- Berta in NC

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#2 posted 01-10-2009 04:50 PM

I can tell you from personal experience that I used to make a decent living repairing these sanders, but alas, the ones we have today are just so much better made….
I see in the third photo that you also got the string inlay attachment.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 05:26 PM

LOL… be careful when you hook this CatSand2009 up to your computer… I’ve heard that it can give your mouse funtionality problems. It also has a built in safety “howl” if it receives too much electricity. Surprisingly enough, it sounds a lot like a screaming cat… it’s amazing how they can digitally mock animal sounds, isn’t it?

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 05:28 PM

I truly enjoyed this blog.Thanks for posting it.Love the cat.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#5 posted 01-10-2009 05:36 PM

This is puss-a-tively hilarious!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 01-10-2009 06:27 PM

I’ve had one for years. I can testify to it’s longevity and sturdiness. I’ve seen it go flying across the shop and it always lands right side up. After lot’s of use it still purrs right along. Almost like it has 9 lives.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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PetVet

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#7 posted 01-10-2009 06:38 PM

One thing I forgot to mention. They can be quiet difficult to get back in the box should you need to get it repaired…

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#8 posted 01-10-2009 06:49 PM

PetVet, I didn’t think about that. That’s got to be the hardest job in the world… the packer at the factory that tries to get 200 of those in a box every day. I hope he gets paid well.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Padre

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#9 posted 01-10-2009 09:34 PM

EXCELLENT!! Brightened up my day. Thank you.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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poopiekat

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#10 posted 01-11-2009 06:39 PM

Thanks for the product info!
I own the Cat brand shrub debarker/shredder, which effectively terminates nuisance landscape greenery.
I also own the Cat brand composter/soil conditioner, which improves the humus level of my flower garden. Great products!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 01-11-2009 07:31 PM

As with all shop equipment, be sure to exercise care and keep safety as your top priority. I have an earlier version of the CatSand. This is the only tool in my shop that has ever caused me an injury. I know this sounds silly, but it is almost as if this device has a mind of its own. Both the teeth and claws seem to be able to reach out and grab your hand – even when it is not plugged in.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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PetVet

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#12 posted 01-17-2009 02:33 PM

Has anyone reviewed or used the FatCat veneer press? I am thinking of purchasing one.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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SteveKorz

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#13 posted 01-17-2009 05:10 PM

LOL…

Don’t fall for cheap imitations. I hear that the FluffyCat veneer press won’t pull its weight in your shop. Thanks for the tip, Rich.

FluffyCat Veneer press

Steve.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#14 posted 02-01-2009 12:42 AM

Is that its nose or it’s ass LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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