OK, needed a replacement H&L pad for one of the (several) PC 333/334
ROSs as its gotten where won't hold for long (a real drawback to H&L imo
as well as the much higher abrasive cost, but that's another topic).
Anyway, go to order a couple and seems there's no 5-hole pad in
existence any longer???? Whassup w/ that??? :(
Anybody got a source and is it really true P-C has gone entirely over to
8-hole pads? Leaves me w/ heaven only knows how much 5-hole paper on
hand--several boxes of each of grits from 40-200+, anyway...
Is there any other manufacturer of a decent replacement????
According to Amazon they're still available...
(Amazon.com product link shortened)55367068&sr=1-4
One positive thing about 'Cash for Clunkers' is that
it took thousands of Obama bumper stickers off the road.
OK, thanks--the P-C partsnet link led to a dead end message of "not
available online--contact svc ctr". I jumped to an apparently erroneous
conclusion they had discontinued them.
But, other question still remains--is it true there are no more new
5-in/5-hole ROS PC sanders? All I see listed are 8-hole.
And, anybody know anything about this outfit?
This seems pretty good deal for the new model w/ both a PSA and H&L pad
included if one can believe them. I'd be tempted and see if the pad
mounting triangle is the same to retrofit the 5-hole pad or anybody know
about that already?
Or, anybody have current favorites to replace P-C? My previous handling
of several has always led back to PC as by far the most ergonomic and
best value but it's been about 10 years since bought new sanders and
they're beginning to get to point of whether worth replacement bearings,
etc., as the cases wear to point the dust shield rattles/rotates and
armatures eventually begin to fail and they're essentially the price of
Intend to get back to finishing the prep work for the barn painting and
that will be another extremely heavy use period when happens since it's
such a large sucker and needs so much work on the weathered siding...
I replaced my 20 year old PC right angle ROS last year with the Festool
Rotex 5" sander. Yes it is about the proce of 3 of the PC's but I have long
long forgotten the expense. Sand paper lasts longer with a shop vac. No
dust. 3 times more agressive than the old right angle ROS and or 3 times
smotther than the old PC.
I kept over hauling the old PC too but the Rotex is that much better. If
you get one you will be happy with it.
Vac isn't much of an option at 40-ft off the ground in the lift on the
old barn or some such... :)
If I were actively doing fine work much any more, perhaps, but it's
almost all building restoration/repair on the old farmstead these days
and I'd surely hate to tear up that kind of investment dropping one of
them puppies from up there...
Likely ain't agonna' happen w/ this ol' skinflint... :)
On the Klingspoor note, thanks; I'll take a look; didn't think of them
for the pads altho use a lot of their belts.
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