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Old Dec 29, 2008, 02:24 PM
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You can never have too much power at hand for sanding... so I'm wondering, has anyone tried one of these mini sanders from Micromark?

Both are $$... the first one requires a 12v transformer too.



I have and used the top belt sander it works well and makes quick work of what your doing. Good for rough sanding since it can eat balsa wood very fast. Seems to be a well made unit. I have the orbital sander and right angle grinder from the same line at Micro Mark, both work well. Orbital for light sanding. The right angle grinder sees use for most of my projects, airplanes, boats, 15' real boat, guns, home, and live steam trains. Had it for years if it ever quits I will order a replacement immediately. You can also use a 12v battery even a ten cell nicad pack which makes it more portable.

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Old Dec 30, 2008, 09:25 AM
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- It comes out of the box literally dripping with oil. Took a while before my wood came through without grease marks.
Rule #1 of wood-working tools is to disassemble and degrease them before use. Aside from getting rid of the manufacturing oils added to prevent rust of the cheap Chinese steel, it gives you the opportunity to know what you've bought, learn how it's put together (so you can fix it later), and set all the tensions and spacings correctly.

Leaving excess oils in piece of woodworking equipment, especially a sander, is a blueprint for early wear.

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Old Dec 30, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Yay!

I just brought home the replacement. Looks good. No oil to clean off.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 08:19 PM
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Hey Tom, can I borrow your sander? (KIDDING)
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 08:54 PM
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Hey Tom, can I borrow your sander?
Sure, after I finish scratching the hard to reach places.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:43 PM
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Sounds like you could buy accessories for your new sander at Happy Time. I came across this place when entering the metro Monday near YI Feng Model.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 11:04 PM
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hahahahaha!!
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:28 AM
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Sure, after I finish scratching the hard to reach places.
Here we go..
... back to Tom's crinkly bottom again..

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:43 AM
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Here we go..
... back to Tom's crinkly bottom again..

too much information...
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 04:22 PM
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It woiks! n'yuk n'yuk n'yuk!!!
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 03:05 AM
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I'm wondering if I can adapt this thing, to be a thickness sander for planks?

Hmmm......
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 03:14 AM
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Maybe use the drums...

http://www.freewoodworkingplan.com/i...ickness+sander
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