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Posted on Which type of sander should I get next?

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 08:26 AM

Wow, big topic. Sounds like you’re asking 2 different questions. Sounds like you want a hand sander of some kind for the most part, but need a wider drum sander occasionally. For the hand sander, I’d get a Festool ETS 125 (5” ROS). Love mine, use it all the time. They have a new, more powerful, lower profile version out now (called EC). But it’s almost twice the price. You’ll probably use it 60-70% off the time.

For the frames you were talking about, the Jet 16-32 drum sander is a MUST!! Love that one too! I can sand flat highly figured wood without the threat of tear out. I can sand picture frames no problem. I can also sand small items that would never go through a planner. (FYI, Woodcraft has them at 15% off through Nov. 30!!)

Good luck in your quest!

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