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Forum topic by scribble posted 04-10-2018 11:06 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2018 11:06 PM

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I am looking into purchasing a spindle sander of sorts and am looking for recommendations. I was looking into the ridgid spindle/belt sander unit that I see all over the or would a simple just spindle style like the woodriver unit be better. I am mainly looking for sneaking up on my drawn lines when making some templates or other items.

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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#1 posted 04-10-2018 11:52 PM

I have the Ridgid sander and like the versatility as well as the quality. The design and features suit my needs quite well. I have no complaints and I would recommend it.

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#2 posted 04-11-2018 12:02 AM

I also have the Rigid and think it is well worth the money. It is surprisingly quiet, dust collection is pretty good, and as Battleridge mentioned, the combination if spindle and belt along with angled bed makes it quite versatile.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 04-11-2018 02:53 AM

Picked up a barely used Ridgid belt/spindle at a garage sale a few years back. Have used it frequently and have been very happy with it. If/when it dies, I will replace with something very similar. Not sure why I would want a spindle sander only.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#4 posted 04-11-2018 10:38 AM

If you are purchasing new, I would be wary of the Ridgid sander. As with most tools nowadays, Ridgid took a quality tool and cost-reduced it until it doesn’t work well anymore. Don’t take my word for it, read reviews online and right here on Lumberjocks.

I bought a similar unit from Grizzly. I even wrote a comprehensive review of it about a year ago – find it here

So far I have a little more than a year on it, have only used it on a few small projects but it is still working and I haven’t had any problems with it.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#5 posted 04-11-2018 02:18 PM

this is one i bought had it for 10 years used for hobby i love it :<))

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#6 posted 04-11-2018 07:50 PM

I got the WEN 6523 Oscillating Belt & Spindle Sander, for less than the Ridgid but basically the same machine.


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#7 posted 04-11-2018 07:58 PM

Working a line on a slightly used one that is 3-4 years old and looks like new with extra sanding drums and belts.

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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#8 posted 04-11-2018 08:05 PM

Like Gary I got the WEN (but different model) 6510. If there is any difference between that and the WoodRiver, Shop Fox, Grizzly, Triton, etc., I couldn’t find it. Except for the price. The WEN is cheaper.

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