Thread Tools
Old Dec 29, 2008, 02:24 PM
steveciambrone is offline
Find More Posts by steveciambrone
Registered User
steveciambrone's Avatar
Quote:
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
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 30, 2008, 09:25 AM
AndyKunz is online now
Find More Posts by AndyKunz
AndyKunz's Avatar
Quote:
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
Site Sponsor
Old Dec 30, 2008, 06:33 PM
Kmot is offline
Find More Posts by Kmot
Grumpa Tom
Kmot's Avatar
Yay!

I just brought home the replacement. Looks good. No oil to clean off.
Old Dec 30, 2008, 08:19 PM
avidjeepr is offline
Find More Posts by avidjeepr
What is this a center for ants
avidjeepr's Avatar
Hey Tom, can I borrow your sander? (KIDDING)
Old Dec 30, 2008, 08:54 PM
woodybob is online now
Find More Posts by woodybob
WooHoo!
woodybob's Avatar
Excellent!
Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:15 PM
Kmot is offline
Find More Posts by Kmot
Grumpa Tom
Kmot's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by avidjeepr
Hey Tom, can I borrow your sander?
Sure, after I finish scratching the hard to reach places.
Old Dec 30, 2008, 10:43 PM
herrmill is offline
Find More Posts by herrmill
Shanghai'd Expat
herrmill's Avatar
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.
Old Dec 30, 2008, 11:04 PM
Kmot is offline
Find More Posts by Kmot
Grumpa Tom
Kmot's Avatar
hahahahaha!!
Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:19 AM
Aerominded is offline
Find More Posts by Aerominded
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by herrmill
Happy Time
YIKES!!!

LOL!!!
Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:28 AM
toesup is offline
Find More Posts by toesup
USA'd ex Brit
toesup's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kmot
Sure, after I finish scratching the hard to reach places.
Here we go..
... back to Tom's crinkly bottom again..

Old Dec 31, 2008, 12:43 AM
Aerominded is offline
Find More Posts by Aerominded
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerominded
YIKES!!!
...
Old Dec 31, 2008, 10:52 AM
woodybob is online now
Find More Posts by woodybob
WooHoo!
woodybob's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by toesup
Here we go..
... back to Tom's crinkly bottom again..

too much information...
Old Dec 31, 2008, 04:22 PM
Kmot is offline
Find More Posts by Kmot
Grumpa Tom
Kmot's Avatar
It woiks! n'yuk n'yuk n'yuk!!!
Old Sep 25, 2010, 03:05 AM
Kmot is offline
Find More Posts by Kmot
Grumpa Tom
Kmot's Avatar
I'm wondering if I can adapt this thing, to be a thickness sander for planks?

Hmmm......
Old Sep 25, 2010, 03:14 AM
Umi_Ryuzuki is offline
Find More Posts by Umi_Ryuzuki
Sea Dragon-Lover
Umi_Ryuzuki's Avatar
Maybe use the drums...

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


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi all, now i got an ECO8! Tom Viper Electric Heli Talk 3 Mar 10, 2002 09:04 PM
I got an SS Pro for X-mas and now I have a few questions. RollTide69 Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 7 Dec 30, 2001 11:51 PM
Anybody else got an MC-24 - and would like to share knowledge nigel99 Electric Heli Talk 0 Dec 24, 2001 03:32 AM
Got an Astro 90....Which Plane??? jsc Electric Plane Talk 4 Dec 14, 2001 01:06 AM
Looks cool and I got an "A" Troy Life, The Universe, and Politics 12 Jun 22, 2001 02:35 PM