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Dec 29, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by patmat2350
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.

Thanks
Steve
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Dec 30, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by patmat2350
- 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.

Andy
Dec 30, 2008, 05:33 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Yay!

I just brought home the replacement. Looks good. No oil to clean off.
Dec 30, 2008, 07:19 PM
What is this a center for ants
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Hey Tom, can I borrow your sander? (KIDDING)
Dec 30, 2008, 07:54 PM
WooHoo!
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Excellent!
Dec 30, 2008, 09:15 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Hey Tom, can I borrow your sander?
Sure, after I finish scratching the hard to reach places.
Dec 30, 2008, 09:43 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.
Dec 30, 2008, 10:04 PM
Grumpa Tom
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hahahahaha!!
Dec 30, 2008, 11:19 PM
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Happy Time
YIKES!!!

LOL!!!
Dec 30, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Kmot
Sure, after I finish scratching the hard to reach places.
Here we go..
... back to Tom's crinkly bottom again..

Dec 30, 2008, 11:43 PM
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YIKES!!!
...
Dec 31, 2008, 09:52 AM
WooHoo!
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Originally Posted by toesup
Here we go..
... back to Tom's crinkly bottom again..

too much information...
Dec 31, 2008, 03:22 PM
Grumpa Tom
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It woiks! n'yuk n'yuk n'yuk!!!
Sep 25, 2010, 02:05 AM
Grumpa Tom
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I'm wondering if I can adapt this thing, to be a thickness sander for planks?

Hmmm......
Sep 25, 2010, 02:14 AM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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Maybe use the drums...

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


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