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Belt Sander Recommendations

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by spaghettiedy, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Jul 29, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    spaghettiedy

    spaghettiedy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to buy a new belt sander. Usually buy DeWalt stuff, but 433 isn't getting much love for reviews on different websites. Looking into Ridgid, Porter Cable, Makita, Bosch, ect. I would rather spend a little more upfront to ideally keep it longer.

    What's everyone's thoughts?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    WoadWunner

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    I have a Bosch and it works well. Most of my tools are Makita and they all work well.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Porter Cable all the way. I got 2 of the 4x24's. They are great and last forever.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    ALOT- Porter Cable.
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  6. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have pretty good lucj with the Black & Decker sanders. I dont use them all the time, but I have run them occasionally for 6 hours at a time.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    i have had a couple of different craftsman sanders.....work pretty well for me,for what i use them for, and havent had any problems with them.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    Update: The $30 Harbor Freight died on me. Past 30 days, so it's in the trash. I got my money out of it. and given the same circumstance I would buy one again. I re-did my back deck.

    If I was sanding anything that I don't plan on replacing in 3 years, I definately wouldn't buy it again.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    If your ever going to get another one i would go with the makita, i've got one that's at least 10 yrs old and it still runs like a champ. My smaller black and decker died after 2yrs.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    My dad has been doing custom cabinets for over 30 years. His porter cables he bought back in the day are still the ones he uses now. The only thing he has ever done is clean them, and change the power cord when they bend all to hell. Anything at harbor freight is junk. It may be ok for Harvey Homeowner. Nut it will never last. Most of the brands these days use cheap plastic parts and nothing lasts like it used to. But for sanders and routers, all my dad uses is porter cable. Dewalt for most other apllications. Just my $0.02...
     
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