Belt sander versus a dual mode sander

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Blog entry by Dullchisel posted 03-06-2017 05:18 PM 1063 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am curious if a dual mode sander will take the place of a hand held belt sander. I am kinda in the market for one and not sure if the dual mode sander will replace my belt sander as far as stock removal or should I get another belt sander, thanks for any thoughts

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#1 posted 03-06-2017 06:09 PM

I think a belt sander probably has more power and therefore can remove material faster than a dual mode sander. I use my belt sander for the heavy work and switch over to the Deros sander for doing the finish sanding.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 03-06-2017 10:26 PM

I have not used my belt sander since i bought a festool rotex…..with exception to laminate work.

Very fast and efficient

Festool is the only dual mode sander i have experience with

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