So I ask the guy where the sanding spindles are, because I want to get some extras. He says, "We don't carry any spindles except we have this one pack" -- and he drags out an old shopworn plastic bag of sanding spindles for the Ryobi, which they also sell. So I ask him if they will be getting some in, and he says, "No, we don't carry them at all."
I'm thinking why on earth would somebody sell a sander with a lifetime guarantee and not sell the sanding spindles for it?
None were to be found on the HD web site when I searched for "sanding spindles" or "sanding sleeves." Klingspors has a wide variety, of course.
Just another chapter in the story of the long, slow slide of HD into irrelevance.