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Looking at a used floor Oscillating Spindle Sander, it this worth $375 Thoughts

by MikesProjects
posted 08-15-2016 09:21 PM

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 09:40 PM

If I was looking for a decent osculating sander, $400 would be a fair price , I have a Ridgid and a Grizzly ,both are smaller table top model,each cost $200 plus, so for $375 you’ll get a floor model heavy duty sander with longer sleeves/shafts,I would not hesitate too long,just test it out if the motor doesn’t sound like it’s laboring or something is broken, get it and be happy.that’s my advice.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 10:11 PM

If you’re certain it’s older than he’s telling you it is (and can prove it) tell him you’ll give him the $375 if it’s as old as he says and $275 if it’s older. If he’s arrogant enough, he’ll bite and you can safe some money while schooling him.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 11:13 PM

I recommend that you look up the word “osculate”. Definitely NOT recommended activity with a spindle sander.

But hey, who am I to cast aspersions on how you get your jollies. :)

(hint: osculate: to kiss oscillate: to move rapidly back and forth )

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 11:36 PM

Good catch Jeffp, lol. I wasn’t aware,I did write oscilate with one L,but the auto correct or spell checker corrected it to osculate,lol. boy,never laughed so hard for a while, thanks for that.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 12:21 AM

HA ha ha ha, good one jeffp. Hey, I blame it on the spell check, in the future it will read out minds. So I went to check out the sander. I picked up a few negative vibes. For one when running one of the larger spindles didn’t spin true, it was out at least 1/4 or 6mm on the top, that turned me off however the other one he put on was good. I only checked the two. There was a strong odor of gear oil all around the machine, perhaps a leak from the gear reservoir? This is besides the point but the guy seemed like he was hustling tools, he had more tools then I do & when I got home & checked the list, sure enough he was selling a lot of them for crazy prices. He did mention his friend bought a storage locker… The machine is a Quality brand, the owner said jet produced it for quality. The name plate is right on the front of the machine which said it was made in 8/1986. I was right. Good call Bigblockyeti, I read your post as I was driving there, it made me laugh. Im going to pass on this machine for now, if he drops the price closer to $300 I may buy it. It seemed like a running smooth solid machine. I’ll at least sleep on it… Thanks everybody for your input, its appreciated, Mike

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 07:06 AM

I would not hesitate to pay three seventy-five. In fact, I thought about this very sander. However, I decided because: 1) I’ve already added a couple edge sanders and a carving machine to my arsenal; and, 2) I have a Jet table top model I am very happy with.

I suspect this is better than my Jet, which is about seven years old, because it appears it can take longer and bigger spindles, which would be nice (more so, if someone bought them for me).

It’s just a damn good price for a seven hundred [or more] dollar machine.

I used the heck out of mine [and my drill press is much happier].

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 08:25 AM

That’s less that 1/3 the price of a new one. If it was in good condition and I wanted one I wouldn’t be wasting my time here.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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