Belt sander

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by R Q, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    I need a belt sander for a wood project. What's the best hand held unit for a weekend project guy like me? I don't like junk but an inexpensive tool is ok as long as it gets the job done.
     
  2. Jeff B

    Jeff B pool boy

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    Harbor freight.
     
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  3. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    That's pretty much exactly what harbor freight tools are good for.
     
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  4. moldman05

    moldman05 Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Makita that still works great.
     
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  5. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Wal mart has their Hyoer Tough brand. I bought a couple different tools to use on the rv so I dont have to worry about them getting put back on the van for real work.
    They are cheap, but if they die, I just take them back and exchange for another.
     
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  6. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    I bought one from HF, just cause I never had one! Most I've used it on, is sharpening mower blades. It's really not too good for that, but I try. The belt Does stay straight, on it, & it has a small dust collection bag. My Biggest gripe about HF electric tools, are the Hard ass electric cords! They don't Flex:(
     
  7. shelby27604

    shelby27604 Well-Known Member

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    I bought the porter cable belt sander from home depot a few years back, I can't remember exactly why I bought it (specs wise). I seem remember popular mechanics had a comparison test and this fit the bill for what I wanted to pay.
    Lots of weight, probably the only Porter Cable tool I own that isn't 50+ years old. Gets the job done really well, a bit more power than the average home gamer unit.

    Find out Which 3x21 Portable Belt Sander Comes out on Top in This Belt Sander Review
     
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  8. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    God ain't that the truth! I finally had to make my work truck tools off limits to my wife and son because I would get to a job and not have my tools! :mad:
     
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  9. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Harbor Freight. Bought one, used the hell out of it..still going strong.
     

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