I am interested in a bench sander and I see one at HF for 69 bucks. Its a
central machinery combination 4" Belt and 6" disk sander model No.36402-1VGA
Is this a good product? will it be worth the purchase?
Had one a while back. Worked fine for about 1 1/2 years then the bushings
in the drive drum wore out. Cost me $2.00 too replace them with parts from a
local hardware store. Kept it for another year before selling it for $25.
Got my money's worth and it sanded and that's what I bought it for.
I don't buy anything off them anymore since they refused to honor
their guarantee on my bandsaw. I'd rather pay a little more to buy off
an honest business than buy crap off crooks. If you are comfortable
buying off crooks go ahead.
That's the same sander that Harbor Freight sells. Either that or it's kissin
cousin. Hard to believe that it could be appreciably better than the Harbor
Freight version. Especially at that price.
brought forth from the murky depths:
Griz has QC people at the factory and they check the machines
here as well. I have 3 other Griz machines and haven't had a
single problem with any of them. (And I'm actually USING them
this year, yabunchadoubters.)
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I've owned this unit for about 2 1/2 years without any real problems. As
someone else mentioned, the tables don't lock in place very well but I
don't think this problem is unique to the HF sander -- I think most of
these smaller units are all designed about the same.
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