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Forum topic by scjetson posted 07-21-2019 09:19 PM 227 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2019 09:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question oscillating edge sander

I am getting ready to buy an Oscillating Edge Sander. I like the size and features of the Jet OES-80CS but the reviews are really mixed. There is a company called North State Equipment that sells a very similar looking one for the same price but also the HP is 2.0 versus 1.5 plus you can run 220 or 110. Anyone have an comments or heard of North State Equipment? Very little info out there about them.

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#1 posted 07-21-2019 11:07 PM

LOL, was curious, and I can’t find North State machinery at all? My Google chi is usually good?
Link please?

FWIW – Chansen Machinery in China made/makes a number of the 6×89 edge sanders for Delta, Grizzy, BusyBee, and Oliver (Chansen owns the Oliver brand). Based on looks alone, would guess they make the Jet version too?

All of the North State machines I find used in WWW have Blue/White paint like Oliver/Jet?

My only comment is running a 2Hp motor on 120V requires a 30A circuit with special plug.
These are not very common?
These circuits are more expensive to install than simple 220V 15/20A circuit. It you are going to install a new circuit for a 2HP tool, use 220V if you can. Higher voltage and lower current = less power loss with long wire runs.

Best Luck!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#2 posted 07-22-2019 12:11 AM

Here is the only link I can find that shows the posting:
It is a simple wire switch to run it 220’, which I plan to do.

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#3 posted 07-22-2019 12:48 AM

Have you looked at Grizzly? They have a support network and parts. Grizzly green is fine with me.

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#4 posted 07-22-2019 03:45 AM

FWIW – my best guess:
North State = private label for imported tools in North Carolina.
Ha North State of Carolina!

Based on the equipment list and PN’s on tools, I can find 5 different manufactures using the same PN’s as North State. Looks like they use Geetech for some jointers and planers, CKM for large jointers, OAV for bandsaws, Jowel for power feeders, and Chansen for several sanders.
Didn’t look at everything. Things like TS are made by several mfg with same PN, all thanks to OEM constantly changing to lowest priced supplier; so TS can be made many places. LOL

There are a couple of manufacturers representatives in Taiwan that provide custom private labels for customers. There have been many small importers in USA that come and go in last 40-50 years with locally sold private labels; all using same business model and same export agencies in Taiwan.

I posted a list of OEM sources in another thread if you want to poke around a list of overseas mfg who make various tools. It’s a jungle of mfg sources.

I would buy from whomever will give you after sale warranty support, and can provide parts access.
I.E Jet, Grizzly, or
someone who has a decade plus reputation of selling imported tools.
Where will get a new table from when freight company damages it during shipment? Large machines don’t get shipped back for warranty work. I would ask the Leneave Supply folks where they get parts, and what is on hand. Also ask if you can speak to someone who owns similar sander. You will know very quickly if North State is worth the trouble, over one of the other guys.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#5 posted 07-22-2019 10:56 AM

I bought my 2 HP dust collector and 3 HP shaper from leneave / north state brand over 25 years ago, both still in my shop today, with no problems at all. I did convert the DC to a pleated filter. I actually just talked to leneave a few weeks ago, ready to buy a few more smaller items from them soon.

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#6 posted 07-22-2019 09:35 PM

Thank you for the excellant responses! Good to know ibewjon. Leneave has been here in CLT for some time now and has some good reviews. Captain Klutz, thanks also for your insight and I will be sure to inquire about local support

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