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Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by doc623, Aug 26, 2005.
My finishing sander just died.
Anyone have a recommendation for a replacement finish sander?
Makita, lasts well, cheap to repair.
i like my dewalt sander, it is a like a DA air sander, uses the felt backed sand paper, that goes on the pad and is about 5" in diameter, has holes in and it does have a dust catching ability, I have two of the units, don't remember the number of it, right now,
Get the Dewalt. The Makita is nice but the vibration is more noticable and makes it a tad harder to use for extended runs.
If you did not get a burnt smell it may be just the brushes needing replacement. There is usually a plastic slotted cap screw on both sides of a unit, pull the plug and look at the brushes for burnt signs.
my vote is for dewalt allso strong and they last
Bosch 5" Random orbital is the best sander I ever had, I was amazed at how much better the random orbital was compared to a regular palm sander.
No burnt smell.
Just grinding noises and quit running thereafter.
When opened internal pieces started falling out.
No. It's dead.
finish sander of what size? I have a very reliable porter cable profile finish sander variable speed.... got it years ago when painting houses and needed to finish sand several differnt mouldings, held up very well under 3 months of daily use.... now it just sits and waits for a job that i may need it for once a year or so.... but i take it out and talk to it let it know it still matters in life and was worth the eatra spent on it....
WIHH has a Porter-Cable palm sander. Cost was 100 bucks. The quality of this little tool is very apparent when compared to other brands.