Finish sander

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by doc623, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. doc623

    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    My finishing sander just died.
    Anyone have a recommendation for a replacement finish sander?
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Makita, lasts well, cheap to repair.
     

  3. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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,
     
  4. GREEN_ALIEN

    GREEN_ALIEN Sunny, Wet, Tornadoey SD!

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    Get the Dewalt. The Makita is nice but the vibration is more noticable and makes it a tad harder to use for extended runs.

    GA
     
  5. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    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.
     
  6. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    my vote is for dewalt allso strong and they last
     
  7. Tractorman

    Tractorman Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. doc623

    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    No burnt smell.
    Just grinding noises and quit running thereafter.
    When opened internal pieces started falling out.
    No. It's dead.
     
  9. Blu3duk

    Blu3duk Well-Known Member

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    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....

    William
     
  10. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    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.