Know anything @ Bosch Beltsanders?

The 4"x24" Variable Speed, 10.5 amp ($200) or can someone recomend a better one. Thanks
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DanG wrote:

He said 'better'. And if I can judge by my routers, Bosch is definately better than either of those home cheapo specials..
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I've had the bosch sander for 3 or 4 years, very tough... I have all but abused the tool at times and it's no worse. the VS is nice, but depending on what you're doing, it may be a bit large... a 3 x 21 might be better for furniture and the like.
Haven't used the Milwalkee or PC, but I'd buy the bosch again in a heartbeat.
Hope this helps.
John Moorhead Lakeport, CA
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On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:59:30 -0600, "WillyBigg"

Better? Not sure. My Ryobi, although not known for quality, has stood thorugh 15 years of abuse, heavy use and it is still going strong. The size you mention will be tiring after 10 minutes of sanding. Sure you don't need a floor sander? A stationary sanding station?
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Great tool, a bit on the heavy side though, it will tire you out. I use mine on wood and metal and it works great.
Ed Angell

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<< can someone recomend a better on >>
FWIW, Porter-Cable has made more sanders than anyone else in the field. Replaced my tired Craftsman machine with a P-C 4 x 24 VS a few weeks ago after a lot of research and spec checking. Got the graphite sanding pad for some special projects. Balance and belt tracking are top notch, and the large pad is great for avoiding divots. To complete my arsenal of sanding tools I did a spreadsheet spec check on random orbit sanders and ordered the P-C 97366. The only other real contender was the DeWalt, but it had limited speed range compared to the P-C. Nice to have American made tools as top choices these days. HTH
Joe
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Joe Bobst wrote:

McDonalds has made more hamburgers than anyone else in the field. Need I say more..
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