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Posted on Cordless RO Sander- Ryobi issues- Need Council

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 01:07 PM

I know folks that love pneumatic sanders, but unless you have other reasons to buy a big compressor it probably doesn’t make sense. I have a Ridgid RO and it is decent and has a long warrantee. Prior to that I had a Dewalt that lasted me a long time and had more than a couple hard workouts on fiberglass. I wouldn’t say either were vibration free, but neither were bad. If I were to splurge on a nicer one, the Bosch seems to have a lot of folks who swear by it. Festool I am sure is great, but so many other things could get upgraded for the extra money. A battery-operated sander doesn’t make sense to me for work done in the shop.
I recently toured the PRS Guitar factory. Most of the folks sanding were using pneumatic sanders, but where I noticed electric ones they were yellow Dewalts. For as much sanding as they do I am sure there is a reason for that choice.

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