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Forum topic by lalkie posted 12-30-2018 10:17 PM 1017 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lalkie

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12-30-2018 10:17 PM

I am looking at purchasing a spindle sander. Most of them have about a 4.5 inch sleeve but only a 1.5 inch stroke. Are the any spindle sanders with a longer stroke? Thanks Larry


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#1 posted 12-31-2018 02:14 AM

If your concerned about using up the whole sanding sleeve. All you have to do is flip the sanding sleeve over to use the other portion of the sleeve, when one end of the grit is worn down.

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#2 posted 12-31-2018 02:01 PM

State oscillating spindle sander is, as far as I’m concerned is the best, it’s stroke is 1 5/8, its very smooth running and heavy

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#3 posted 12-31-2018 06:05 PM

Besides, if you had a 4.5” sleeve and your spindle sander had 4.5” travel, you would just be bending the spindle at the top end. Obviously more so for the smaller spindles.

Wayne

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#4 posted 01-01-2019 12:09 AM

as far as trying to use the whole sleeve I just made a top out of 2 pieces of melamine that i put on the table which raises the the surface another 1-1/2” to utilize the whole sleeve.i did the same on my edge sander.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 04:02 AM

What might be more important than the up down of the unit is what it has for dust control. Most for some godforsaken reason have a port that matches absolutely nothing

Jerry

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#6 posted 01-02-2019 06:37 PM

The melamine jig the pottz suggested would save time. Especially on a edge sander, where you need to square the table surface again after raising it.

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#7 posted 11-20-2019 07:24 PM

Thanks for the responses. Thanks Pottz. I will probably use your idea.

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#8 posted 11-20-2019 07:46 PM



Thanks for the responses. Thanks Pottz. I will probably use your idea.

- lalkie


welcome,it’s an easy fix i use on my spindle and edge sander to get the max use.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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