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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 | 4 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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Variable speed belt sander may revolutionize shop

Variable speed belt sander may revolutionize shop

12-26-2018 09:33 PM by NoSpace | 3 comments »

I’ve bought several tools in the last couple of months, and if I had to pick the tool that has made a greater improvement in my output than any of the others it would be this belt sander. I’ll forgo the unhappy circumstances that brought me to buy the sander in the first place—it was a desperation purchase, not a fun shopping adventure purchase. I’ve never even considered getting a handheld belt sander because I have a stationary belt sander that I refer to as my pr...

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Drum Sander

Drum Sander

10-25-2018 12:52 PM by Jarrhead | 6 comments »

Been wanting to add a drum sander to the shop for many years. Shopped hard for a decent used one on craigslist. There were some options out there in the used market, but they were either too big for my needs, or too expensive for their condition. I finally got prodded to take action by a project I started that involved some spalted wood. I found some gorgeous spalted tamarind for the carcase of a jewelry box I am making. Unfortunately, because of the spunky nature of the spalted wood, no...

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Grizzly 6"x80" Edge Sander, It's worth every cent

Grizzly 6"x80" Edge Sander, It's worth every cent

09-11-2018 08:05 AM by WoodenDreams | 5 comments »

This Edge Sander is a bench top model. I choice this instead of Floor Model so it would have wood storage under it, with my limited space. This sander is mounted on a 24” high bench. To help with dust collection I taped some construction paper to the inlet area. This extended the dust collection area. If I need more of the belt available I untape it and retape It back up. I keep in stock extra belts (2 each of 80, 120, 180 & 220 grit). The belts only takes less than a minute to chan...

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Busy Bee Vs. Canadian Wood Worker Drum Sander

Busy Bee Vs. Canadian Wood Worker Drum Sander

07-05-2018 02:42 PM by Joinerjordan | 4 comments »

We put these two Sanders up against each other to duke it out. It seems as though the little guy works faster than the Mac Daddy drum sander, which could be due to the mechanics push/pull of the machine itself. Anway, have a look for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-dQC4t47c&feature=youtu.be and let us known what you think in the comments section. Thank you for your time!

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