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Old 02-05-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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I have been thinking about buying a bench sander for my workshop.
Probably the kind with a belt an a 6 or 8" disc.Do you fellows find them
useful or are they a bit of overkill?I kind of like the ones with a dust collection bag.Sears has one for $199.99 But that's a bit steep.I would also
like to find some kind of pad to put under my scroll saw to dampen the noise.Any suggestions.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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I got mine at Crappy Tire - it's a Delta that was on sale (think I paid $80-90 for it more than a few moons back). It has the 8" disc - I prefer the bigger disc meself. I wouldn't trade it for all the tea in China! Then again, I don't drink tea.....

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Old 02-05-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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I waited about 10 years into this hobby before I got one.

What a mistake.

It is indispensable in my shop and has improved my building quality greatly. I wouldn't do without one now.

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Old 02-05-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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I have a CTC sander-1" belt & 5" disc.The sandpaper wears out too fast. I would suggest the larger one. I'm hoping to get the larger one sometime. Yes they are handy. You will use it!
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:51 PM   #5
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Definately one of the most versatile tools in the shop!
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:03 PM   #6
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I have both the CTC 1" belt/5" disc and a 12" disc sander in my shop and I use them often. They are great for the shop, along with a drum sander of various sizes.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:05 PM   #7
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Mine is a <$100 Delta dont need the bag type........just hook up an old vacuum cleaner to the dust exhaust.......
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:05 PM   #8
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Mine is a Delta.

It does a great job but once in a while a couple of set screws seem to work loose.

Irritating but I can work with it.

High on the most used list for me.

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Old 02-05-2006, 09:40 PM   #9
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Best time-saver in the shop! Indispensible for making good wood to wood joints!
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Try a Dollar store skid pad under the saw or sander. Works great for me and cheap. Foam inserts work as well.
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