We're looking at (OK, we actually need! :-) one of those cute little 6"disk/
4"belt sander combo units. There are three we're looking at here, Delta,
Craftsman, and Ryobi. This shouldn't be rocket science here, as these aren't
quite the precision tools like a planer or table saw. However, no sense in
getting the WRONG one!
Any thoughts on these? Power ratings are as follows:
Sears: 1/2HP (2/3 Developed--I think they're required to give continuous in
Canada, hence the 1/2)
Based on the above (somewhat suspicious) numbers and also the weight of
the machine, I'm inclined towards the Sears over the Delta; but I don't know
how the Ryobi fits into the mix.
As an aside, I'd like to get the much beefier 4/8" Sears unit, but it's not
available north of the 49th. :-(
Thanks for your opinions folks!
Colin (the neophyte)