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Old 07-24-2013, 11:04 PM  
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Default Random orbit sander???

I am in need of a good sander that won't break the bank. Had a Porter-Cable that wore out a couple years ago that I loved, but was no longer made and all there was in town was DeWalt so I bought one. Won't buy another. A dust port that will accept a small shop vac hose is a plus. What works for you?

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Old 07-25-2013, 12:20 AM  
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Check with Graham, he tests all these things.http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f6/shortcuts-16287/



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Old 07-26-2013, 11:36 AM  
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I have loved using the Makita Random Orbital sander with the velcro-type backed sanding discs. It holds up to a lot, from sanding the side of a house, to finish sanding between coats of poly.

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I have loved using the Makita Random Orbital sander with the velcro-type backed sanding discs. It holds up to a lot, from sanding the side of a house, to finish sanding between coats of poly.
Which model would that be?
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This was the Makita Model bo5010 but I think it has been replaced with newer model makita bo5030. You might be able to still get this older model on ebay.

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I have a Ridgid that I really like.
Problem with Ridgid is replacement parts. Almost impossible to find. Price is outrageous. Factory support is nonexsistant.



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