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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 06-30-2014 10:21 AM 2029 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2014 10:21 AM

Is the Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander any good? There is one for sale on Craig’s list in my area. Person wants $140. for it. It does look new and he says it has only been used a couple of times.
Is this a good price? Seems a little high to me. What would any of you offer. I might mention that the ad has been up for almost 30 days.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 10:31 AM

I love mine. It actually makes sanding fun. I got mine on craigslist for $100, but around $120 would still be a good deal I think if it works and has all the accessories.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 11:38 AM

I have one and like it. It’s quite useful, much more so than either a normal spindle sander or a disc/belt sander by themselves.

There are a lot of little bits and pieces, so be sure that they’re all present when you look at it.

I think Steve is right that ~$100-120 is a better price. They retail for $200, so subtract 10% for a Lowes coupon and add whatever sales tax you pay in your state and the final price would be around ~$190-200.

Offer $100 and split the different at $120. Make sure it runs and that all the pieces are present. You could use the owners manual to see what is supposed to be with it.

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 12:43 PM

Hi Charlie, I was looking into buying a Spindle Sander for a while but since I do not need this capability all that often I decided to get a set of sanding spindles that go on my drill press. I even went real cheap with this and got a whole set at HF for about $20 bucks. You can use regular sand paper on these when the old sandpaper is used up. I have used these successfully several times already and am pretty happy with the results.

I then found in ShopNotes (I don’t remember what issue but can look it up if you are interested) a tip from some guy who built a sanding box for these with a foot mechanism that attaches to the drill press to make the drill go up and down (i.e. oscillate). It also had provision for dust collection. I have not made this yet but it is on my list of to dos.

Just saying…

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 01:08 PM

I bought mine new and it is a great little sander. It saves me a lot time when I need to sand small parts and inside curves. It is a little “plasticy” and I wish someone would make a cast iron version, but it performs well and I really can’t complain.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 01:30 PM

I like mine, bought new. Saw one for $100 on graigslist and picked it up for a friend who wanted one, came with a bunch of sanding belts so was an excellent deal.

If he has some belts for it, 120 is a good deal

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 01:39 PM

I bought mine less than 5 years ago new for $150.00 on a Fathers Day tool sale at Home Depot.. I would try to talk him down to $100.00 to $120.00. Having said that, it is one of the most used tools in my shop… I love it.

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 02:17 PM

I like mine. I have a 4×24 belt sander so I keep belts on hand and that was a plus. I use it often but I am not sure you could say it has been used a lot. The table is showing signs of rubbing so maybe we could say that. I have had no problems. I bought it new. I would probably try to talk him down a little but jump on it even at that price.

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 02:26 PM

Thanks guys. Steve, I thought you might weigh in on this. I have noticed in your videos that you use yours a lot. Thanks for your input.

jonah, Thanks for your input also. I have a spindle sander now but I often wish it had belt sander capabilities. If my offer goes away I’ll keep looking.

Newbiewoodworker43, what you suggested I already have. Never used it. As I stated above I already have a oscilating spindle sander. But I think the belt spindle sander would be a great addition.

To the rest of you, thanks. It appears to me that I really need on of these. lol So I keep looking.
I did offer the guy $100. this morning but have not heard back from him.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#9 posted 06-30-2014 07:16 PM

I would also recommend this sander for hobbyists like us. I use mine a lot.

When I got mine I got the life time maintenance with it. You might call RIGID and see if they still offer that with this tool. If they do and you buy it new, you have to register it soon after you buy it. I’ve taken advantage of it several times.

I’ve had no real problems with mine. I’ve seen several LJ’s that have built a better dust collection system for their sander and I’ve been thinking of adding one to mine too.

Good luck in finding one.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 06-30-2014 07:33 PM

Great tool, the belt sander is worth its weight in wenge.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 06-30-2014 09:19 PM

Ridgid will almost certainly not honor the LSA if you aren’t the original purchaser. It has to be registered within I think 3-6 months of purchase with the original receipt to get the LSA.

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#12 posted 06-30-2014 11:28 PM

Have one and like it a lot. The price is a tad steep for a used model but used ones are very hard to come by around these parts at least. I doubt if I’ve seen half a dozen for sale on craigslist here in the last ten or so years which says to me that those who buy them keep them.

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#13 posted 07-01-2014 12:35 AM

90 days to register the product with Rigid. I just collected on my Rigid lifetime warranty. My drill needed new batteries. The old ones lasted 7 years. I now have 90 days to register these batteries.

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#14 posted 07-01-2014 10:00 AM

Finally got an email from the seller. He’s not budging off his price. It’s located about 50 miles away so add to that the cost of gas. (about $4.00 a gallon) and it’s not worth it to me. I’ll keep looking and watching. I want one but not that bad. I have a spindle sander now so I’ll live with that for now. Maybe HD or Lowes will have a sale sometime.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#15 posted 07-01-2014 04:22 PM

I think $140 + gas for a product with no warranty when you can get a brand-new one for $190 with a lifetime warranty (I know, I know, the LSA isn’t technically a warranty, but it functions the same) is not realistic. ~60% of new cost is about my limit for used gear, unless there’s something compelling in the way of extras thrown in.

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