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New little belt sander in the shop

New little belt sander in the shop

01-08-2021 09:36 PM by fivecodys | 14 comments »

My son got me this little guy for Christmas. I have only used for a few hours since I received it so my review is based on that limited use.The 1” wide belt works real well for small parts. My Ridgid EB4424 is a little rough on small parts.This unit was very easy to set up. Maybe 5 minutes to set up and square the tables. The tables are cheap light metal but then again, just for small parts so will probably be ok.I like the 5” disk for small parts as well.It’s pret...

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For a fistful of shekels.

For a fistful of shekels.

08-18-2020 12:52 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 41 comments »

Boys and Girls, This is my response to pottzy’s review of the Bosch Dual-Mode Orbital sander. I couldn’t make a supportive comment as I haven’t experienced a Bosch attack and it would have been totally unfair to say anything negative, so I decided to back up my opinion with this ”review“ of the Fe$tool ROTEX. Yes, it is expensive(er), as I spell it with the $, however, just remember you cannot buy a Rolls in Kmart, unless it’s a baloney roll. Rather than go into all the pros ...

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bosch get75-6n

bosch get75-6n

08-18-2020 12:55 AM by pottz | 57 comments »

well i was looking at and contimplating getting a festool rotex,started to look at reviews and came across one that pushed me to bosch,it was done by a guy that runs a commercial cabinet shop.he has and has used both sanders extensively.it his opinion was they were both equal in performance and said why spend twice the money.so i didn’t and got the bosch.having just done some testing with it im real happy so far,the sander really removes wood fast on the turbo setting.it’s variabl...

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Good Sandpaper Value

Good Sandpaper Value

06-09-2020 09:51 PM by Redoak49 | 2 comments »

I had looked at the Klingspor Bargain Box of Sandpaper several times in the past and finally purchased the 10 Pound version of Fine, Medium and Coarse paper. This paper was all cloth backed and about 12” wide and each of the rolls contained 30-75” of material. I got a total of 14 rolls with the following grits: 50, 60, 80, 100 150, 180, 220, 240 and 320. I will use the material in a variety of ways. I often glue with 3M77 spray glue a piece of sandpaper to 1/4” MDF....

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Cant Get It Assembled!!!

Cant Get It Assembled!!!

05-08-2020 03:05 PM by doctimw | 15 comments »

I bought this combo sander for a project build for my wife for mothers day. I only have 2 more days and all I needed was some final sanding prior to finishing the stain and protective layers. The spindle knob (free floating) won’t even thread onto the spindle. Took belt off and just tried to free-hand it on but it doesn’t seem to fit. Threads appear to be okay and no sign of any x-threading seen. Has anyone else run into this problem and was there a fix. Our local HD doesn&#...

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Just Got a New Career!

Just Got a New Career!

04-05-2020 07:17 PM by TeleMaker | 41 comments »

I’ve been using a shop built drum sander for five or six years, for building custom Tele style guitars. Worked great, but my wife bought me an anniversary present a couple of weeks ago, so I made the mistake of throwing the old warhorse onto Craigslist. BIG MISTAKE. Spent two hours trying to get the conveyor belt to track. Impossible – Ordered another belt to replace the shredded original belt. (Yes, I installed the plastic “guides”, per the manual.) Forced to make con...

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Metabo SV 13YST

Metabo SV 13YST

03-10-2020 04:42 PM by Dustjunkie | 5 comments »

Very impressed with this 5” variable speed orbital sander, I came across this while I was in Lowe’s and decided to give it a shot for $35. The sander works well and feels good in the hand, no sign of any jitters after use so far. It includes a dust bag, dust bag adapter, 2 vacuum adapters and 2 sanding disc’s and a 12 foot cord.

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Abranet Sanding Discs

Abranet Sanding Discs

12-13-2019 08:07 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 34 comments »

Boys and Girls, I was abhorred to read that there is at least one person out there in the woodworking community that hasn’t even heard of Abranet sanding discs let alone use it.Well there is a product I haven t heard of abranet I will go look iit up and educate myself.I shall avoid all temptations of identification to preclude embarrassing the author…. Now don’t get Abranet confused with Abralon sanding pads, which is foam backed sanding pads/disks. There are many brands of Ab...

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Laguna Spindle Sander SS-14  MSANOS14x14

Laguna Spindle Sander SS-14 MSANOS14x14

03-15-2019 04:37 PM by PPK | 1 comment »

I purchased this sander a couple months ago to replace my cheaper “many-brand” spindle sander that looks like this:The motor had issues that caused it to overheat and stop running after about a minute of use. Anyway, on to the review: Pros:-The machine is heavy and doesn’t shift/vibrate during use. -Very quiet. Induction motor, not one of the universal (screamer) motors. -Drums come with, and there’s a great selection, all the way down to 1/4” diamete...

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reviewing WEN's take on the dic/belt sander clone

reviewing WEN's take on the dic/belt sander clone

01-11-2019 07:11 PM by Zonker | 5 comments »

I bought the WEN 6502 4×36-Inch Belt and 6-Inch Disc Sander with Cast Iron Base in October as a “Shop Warming ” gift to myself. I found this style to be the most versatile set up general shop use. I looked at 4 or 5 different brands that are all pretty much the same tool with a different coat of paint and went with the WEN on the grounds of price point. For what it is (a hobbyists general purpose sander) I’ve found it to be a pretty good tool. The packaging held up to ...

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