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Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander


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#1 brucered

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:24 PM


I think I'm going to like this!

It changes from Spindle to Belt and back within seconds. Drums range from 1/2" to 2", dust collection port, on board storage for everything, table tilts and backed by Ridgid Lifetime Warranty.

It made quick work of transforming this frame that I wasn't happy with, to one I am extremely happy with.

My drum sander accessories on my drill press were showing signs of age, impossible to swap sleeves and probably rough on the drill press motor.

It's nice to have a dedicated machine.

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#2 Tony the slinger

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:29 PM

That looks awesome! Hope it works well for you!



#3 Alfred E. Monkeynipples

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:37 AM

Definitely a fine, versatile tool - congrats.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:55 AM

Looks like a very versatile piece of equipment.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:31 AM

I have been using one for years and it has served me well.  Though the black thing you have on in conjunction with the spindle I never used.  Limited usage of the spindle, and my view of detail lines, at times, due to the lighting in my work area.  


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#6 brucered

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 08:38 AM

I have been using one for years and it has served me well. Though the black thing you have on in conjunction with the spindle I never used. Limited usage of the spindle, and my view of detail lines, at times, due to the lighting in my work area.

That black work stopped to prevent kickback, was just used for photo purposes.

I found it awkward and in the way when trying to sand using the spindle. I can see it coming in handy with fhe belt.

Glad if sounds like a useful tool. I've never needed one before slingshots as most of my woodworking was done with making small to medium furniture pieces and various things around the house.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:01 AM

At the moment I just have a bobbin sander, I looked at one of these to replace it, they look good :)

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#8 The Gopher

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:31 PM

I'm on my second one of these in ten years. when the first one went out I looked around for something better and while there are better spindle sanders, I don't think there is anything as versatile as this AND for a decent price. I bought another.

 

One tip, always use dust collection on these, even if it is just a shop vac, not only for personal safety but it keeps all the fine dust from getting down into the spindle, that's what ruined my first one.






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