Edge Sander in/near Houston

Looking to buy edge sander:
I've called the stores and suppliers I know off - none stock an edge sander.
Any one have one to sell or know of one for sale?
Thanks
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On that note - does anyone have an edge sander, and :
what do you think about it? what do you use it for? what tools does it replace? (joiner?)

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Woody wrote:

I do. An Acme 2C to be exact.
http://www.owwm.com/PhotoIndex/detail.asp?id 70

The Acme? It's a fine machine. Much better than the Ritter we had back in the mid-80's. "That" was a piece of doo-doo.

Sanding edges and ends. On occasion I can do faces but with it being a 2C it only has a 2 1/4" wide belt. I've yet to extend the tables and haven't taken advantage of the contact drum for inside sanding. It would limit me to a 3" radius so I use an oscillating spindle sander for that stuff.

It replaces the drudgery of hand sanding that leads to edges and ends that are rounded over.
As for it replacing a jointer, well no, but I did once create a disastrous little jig for sanding to a consistent width (a semi-jointerous like thing). Just say, it's something you can do but you'd need to think it ahead more than I did at the time.
UA100, still looking for a smallish stroke sander...
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wrote:

I have the jet and used it quite a bit as a jointer for smaller pieces. works ok but belts wear then the tent to round over. I used it to remove glue to flatten one side I use it to shape round pieces.
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