Anybody have any suggestions? I've seen two that are close--one from Bosch and one from DeWalt but both are 3x21 rather than 3x24 which I would strongly prefer. The pictures I've seen of the Makita 9920 make it look promising, but I've been unable to find one anywhere to actually look at/heft, and I've seen one site that has a picture that makes it look as though it has an external drive mechanism, too (although there was a note that the picture might not represent the actual product, so I don't know if it is or not).
Anyway, anybody have any recommendations or detailed knowledge on the Makita? Anybody used the new DeWalt electronic VS 3x21 one? What about the Bosch 1274DVS? It's also 3x21 and I've not been able to find it to look at. It appears there's no model similar in design to it but 3x24?
Also, if anybody were to have B&D No. 7450 belt sanders w/good gears, I'd sure be interested in talking...if I had some way to get the couple of gears needed made/refurbished I'd seriously consider that, too.