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#1 posted 03-06-2018 01:43 PM

I’ve owned the HF 12” sander since about 2000, back when you could buy it for $99.
It is a horse, heavy, with an aluminum faceplate. The table is decent, and can be easily put to an angle but you have to watch your angle as you retighten the unit as it will creep.

The problem with the unit is if I put on a higher grit, like 120 grit, it burns the paper and wood too fast and all the rubber cleaners in the world won’t bring back the burnt part of the paper. So I keep a 60 grit on it, and use light touches, and it seems to do beautifully. I change out the paper with a heat gun. After 18 years, it still runs well. And the dust collection, (when I take the time to hook it up), is pretty good.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN


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