Reply by BattleRidge

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Rigid vs Wen vs Other Oscillating Spindle Sander?

View BattleRidge's profile


126 posts in 822 days

#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.

-- ~Art~

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics