Jay Pique wrote:
> Is this still the best 1/4 sheet sander out there? I like the 1/4
> sheet to get closer into corners when necessary.
After you have used a Fein detail sander, I doubt you will ever go back
to a 1/4 sheet device.
I have a Fein. Great detail sander and does a lot of other things, but
it isn't a sander for an AREA. I would be concerned that it would
create a "texture" change if it was used in place of a 1/4 sheet
sander. And yes, Jay, as I have heard the 330 is still the standard
bearer. I think I have seen some with dust collection that may be of
interest. I have a 330, but I don't find myself using it often. The
random orbitals are so convenient and have dust collection. I only use
it when I have to get into corners and want to maintain the consistancy
of the sanded area. If I have to do some agressive sanding in a
corner, I would reach for the Fein.
By the way, Jay, how is the horizontal sander doing?
> I have a Fein. Great detail sander and does a lot of other things, but
> it isn't a sander for an AREA.
Agreed, that's why it matches up with a ROS so well.
> I would be concerned that it would
> create a "texture" change if it was used in place of a 1/4 sheet
I don't understand.
There are a wide assortment of grits available for either a ROS or a Fein.
You mean the granite surface plate attached to a concrete vibrator?!
That's a blast from the past! I haven't put that plan into action,
although I do use the granite/abrasive combo w/o the vibration to
sharpen tools and sand smaller pieces.
I still want to get a nice long granite plate too - say 10' in length.
I could run a strip of sandpaper down it, clamp a fence over it and
clean up edges off of the jointer in a few strokes. Dead straight, and
provides a better gluing surface than even a sharp handplane. In the
unstable world of wood, the permanence of granite is very appealing to
Flat, straight and square.
Lew Hodgett (in egOFg.10695$ email@example.com)
| Jay Pique wrote:
| > Is this still the best 1/4 sheet sander out there? I like the
| > sheet to get closer into corners when necessary.
| After you have used a Fein detail sander, I doubt you will ever go
| back to a 1/4 sheet device.
Maybe, maybe not. I have both; but use the SpeedBloc nearly all of the
I will say, though, that when I need the Fein, it's usually a
situation where it's _the_ tool for the job.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Leon (in Cq7Gg.16677$ firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
|| Is this still the best 1/4 sheet sander out there? I like the 1/4
|| sheet to get closer into corners when necessary.
| I had one that was 16 years old and quit running. I bought another
| in November of last year with out hesitation.
Neener, neener! Mine went over thirty years before I had to replace
the cord. I had the eccentric replaced at the same time and I think
it'll outlast me now.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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