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Forum topic by plang posted 10-22-2013 02:51 AM 907 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2013 02:51 AM

Thanks everyone who responded to my FRUSTRATED post. To let you know I have decided to go with the Rdgid because even though this one was one of the three I had problems with it was the nicest of the group and lasted the longest. Second, living in a city that doesn’t have much but the big box stores I have to depend sometimes on Home Depot, they have the 90 day return and on Ridgid tools and of course the lifetime service will help. So, I just want to know if anyone can tell me if changing the brake pad is something any old none mechanical person can change without getting into trouble? I plan on buying a plethora (LOL) on these to keep on hand as this will keep me going in a jam. Thanks again

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 02:58 AM

Good choice. I always go with a refurbished one. I think I can get them for around 30 dollars. Go through one about every 3 years. Not a bad deal!

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 03:29 AM

The brake ring or brake skirt is just above the sanding pad and is usually only held on with a screw or three. Very easy to replace.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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