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Posted on Rigid vs Wen vs Other Oscillating Spindle Sander?

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BattleRidge

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 05:00 PM

I have had the Ridgid spindle / belt sander in my shop for several months now and am quite satisfied with it. The ability to easily switch between the spindle or belt for whichever projects I am working on is quite helpful and it fits in a convenient footprint in my shop. I typically keep the sander on the drop-down area on my workbench / assembly table to provide a comfortable working height and switch it out with my scroll saw or portable router table as needed. The sander seems well designed and built and fits my needs quite nicely. I use a shop vac / Dust Deputy combination for the sander, router table and scroll saw.

I would recommend obtaining an abrasive cleaning stick and it is quite useful for periodically cleaning the sandpaper.

I can’t speak for the quality of the older units as this is the first one I have had, but it seems to be well made and I haven’t experienced any problems with it. In regard to longer spindles, I haven’t had the need for one so have never researched the subject, though it would likely require an extension on the spindle rod and longer spindles / sanding drums, possibly difficult to come by.

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