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Posted on Are there any differences between the different basic spindle sanders?

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 03:13 AM

I recently purchased a wood river brand oscillating spindle sander. I also purchased a rikon belt/disc sander. I looked hard at the ridged combo everyone’s talking about. The ridged was even mentioned as the top spindle sander in a magazine I bought a while back. I looked at it at home depot. Just my opinion but everything looked and felt cheap about it, especially the table top. I opted for a separate spindle/belt sander. After reading this post, I put the spindle sander to the test. I’m no small guy. I put all 240 lbs of me into the spindle sander and couldn’t get it to bog down. I tried several spindle sizes, with a dried 2×4 laying flat. No bog down whatsoever. Just my two cents but would recommend this.

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