It is not all that uncommon for companies of garbage products like
rigid & ryobi to use oddball sizes that necessitate using their sanding
attachments. Much different than Campbells that packages its products
to work with standard opening devices.
On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:12:04 -0800, A.M. Wood wrote:
While it may "not be all that uncommon", in this case your view is
considerably in error. Sleeve length on the Ridgid is 4-1/2", sleeve
diameter is 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/2, and 2 inches. The Ryobi sleeve package
contains 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/2, 2, and 3 inch 80 grit 4-1/2" long sleeves.
The only way in which it "doesn't fit" the Ridgid is that it has an extra
sleeve larger than the largest platen provided with the Ridgid. Further,
those sizes are more or less standard, Jet, Delta, and many other
companies sell sanders that take those same sleeve sizes.
Since you clearly have nothing to offer except a dig at a couple of
products that you clearly have never used and likely never even _seen_, I
am curious as to why you posted a response at all.
By the way, if that sander is any example, then Ridgid products are hardly
Sorry but you couldn't be more wrong. I've owned products from both of
the manufacturers and have encountered the specific problem I cited. I
also own (note the tense has changed from past to present) products
from other manufacturers. They are not garbage and accept common sized
fittings and tools.
Don't shoot the messenger pal. The stuff comming out of chaiwan ain't
that great AND it's killing american jobs to boot. That's a lose lose
in my book. Not sure why all you folks spend so much time cheering on
what is inevitably your own economic demise. That's foolish in my book
On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:02:54 -0800, A.M. Wood wrote:
So you won't back off on your contention that the Ridgid spindle sander in
my basement won't take the Ryobi sleeves that I was just using on it in
Are you calling me a liar or are just illiterate?
First, proofreading is critical when your gonna be calling someone
Second, as far as literacy goes, I can't seem to find any message where
I'm calling you anything, let alone "liar." If I had wished to call
you a name I would have done so explicitly. So stop reading what is
neither stated nor implied. You're wrong and that, well, makes you
Lastly, no need to start the ad-hominem attacks just because you don't
agree with my assertions. That's for kiddies and this forum is really
intended for adults.
Yeah, 3X24 isn't very standard for a sander and a drill with a 1/2 inch
chuck probably won't take a shank much larger, but probably will take a
shank of a lesser diameter (cheap damn tool cant decide what it takes).
Rigid tools (IMHO) are not garbage. Ryobi tools are probably the best tools
a home owner/hobbiest can buy.
First go back and address what I said, not what you wished I had said.
Second, print a copy of your last post and put it in a frame in you
shop and go out and buy all the Rigid and Ryobi tools you want. Then
when they break and you find out you can't get them repaired because
"that part is no longer available" and the brush/bearing is some
whacked out custom size, look back at what you wrote and remember just
how damn good those tools really are before you get out the sledge
hammer to make em fit in the trash.
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