Like most, I love using a good tool, be it hand or power.
A few months ago I bought an "Ozshito" Ozito, palm sander for about
$30.00. It truly was the biggest piece of crap, packed into the smallest
package I had ever seen. A quarter sheet of paper held on by about a mm
at both ends, so it kept coming out of the clamps. A bit of sanding of
the pad on both ends fixed this problem, sort off. The unit worked
relatively well for about 20 minutes of use then slowly increases in
volume until it sounded like I was using a router. It very quickly nose
dived straight in the bin.
The reason I purchased it in the first place was just to use 240 - 320
paper for sanding between coats so as not to have to bother changing
paper on my makita continuesly. The selection at the local hardware
wasn't great either. The choice was the Ozshito or a $135.00 Dewalt.
You'd have thought a bloke would have learnt a lesson!!!!!!!
Well I guess some are slow................ very slow learners :)
I have been renovating part of our home lately and and using those most
important two words that any fellow should know, I bowed to pressure
from the war office and lifted the vinyl and carpet to polish the floor
boards. (Those two words "Yes Dear".
After hiring a floor and edge sander, cutting back the boards, plugging
screw holes and filling knots and nail holes, I needed a sander to
finish of these patches after running over them with the belt sander.
Back down the hardware shop.
A ROS was what the doctor ordered, I have one, a nice Ryobi that is easy
to handle with one hand, variable speed and does a great job, but I
didn't want to flog it out doing grunt work on the floors.
Once again choice??? $200+ Boshes and Dewalt and Makita, $100+ GMC, B&D
or a $50 Ozshito. As mentioned above I am slow to pick some things up so
the Ozshito it was.
When I started using this you could have knocked me over with a feather,
it had some good weight, so the machine did the job easily using no
pressure at all. Variable speed, with the high speed just slicing
through the job. 80g and then 120g paper, no problems. I did all the
grunt work and then cut back the finish between coats with 240g on it
and it is still going like new. It was probably one of the best $50.00 I
have spent in a while.
Having had full intention to ditch it after the job if it was playing
up, I an pleasantly surprised and got my $50.00 worth of use out of it
Sometimes being a tight bastard does pay off. :)