I've looked at most messages in this thread and I am not sure why no one has
mentioned the samll Bosch palm sander. You tear a regular sheet of sandpaper
in fourths, the grippers on the Bosch hold it very tight and it is very easy
to load. Use the provided punch to make holes in the paper after it is on
the sander, attach it to a vac and you're in business. I use this for most
all sanding and it works great.
Getting here late on this one but my 2 cents.....
Have used over the past 8 years Porter Cables, Bosch, Dewalt, (and
seen them all die), now I have a Milwaukee. They were all fine when
new, but not one (with the possible exception of the Dewalt) more than
a year or so before developing problems.
The Milwaukee is very nice! Better, in my opinion, than any of the
others were when new. For about $80 it's where you should start
looking. No doubt you can get a better sander (Festool ?) but for lots
Oh, and Milwaukee's tools have a 5 years warranty.
On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:32:53 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am considering a Milwaukee, althought the PC I saw has more power,
if I remember correctly. I'm getting the impression that a sander has
an inherently violent mode of operation and can't be expected to last
forever. With any luck what might last you a year will last me ten.
Thanks again to all for more advice than I could have dreamt of. I
even read with interest the comments on things that that are over my
budget, above my volume of use and beyond my skill level. I probably
won't be buying that large compressor for awhile though.
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