When I started out buying power tools I needed a lighter weight sander
inorder to finish a project.
Not knowing any better I purchased the odd black & decker sandstorm.
It has actually been quite handy. The dust collector was a joke but I
still used it a bunch.
Recently while sanding something, part of the velcro bottom came off.
There is supposed to be
a diamond shaped plastic velcro tip that is supposed to be replacable
just in case you were to wear
it out. The little plastic piece came off and I don't know how it is
held on. There is a small screw coming down
from the top but nothing for the screw to hold onto. I searched all
over the floor for a nut when the tip came off but
could not find anything.
Anyways, is this silly thing made any more? Ofcourse, Home Depot does
not carry it and when I ask a clerk they claim
to have never seen one.
The other question is what to replace it with. I'm debating using epoxi
to permenently attach the tip and then toss the sander
when it does wear out but I'll eventually need a replacement. Having
been burned by BD once I hesitate buying a mouse.