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resqrk
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/15/2020 :  11:03:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone here bought or used to benchtop belt/disc sander from micromark? Thinking to venturing into some power tools to make my life easier. I'm down to that or the small cutoff saw......
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Rick

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deemery
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Posted - 05/15/2020 :  12:21:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For what it's worth, the #1 power tool I use most frequently is the variable speed drill press (MicroMark or Proxxon). #2 is the tilt arbor table saw, again MicroMark or Proxxon. I found that most/all powered disk sanders are too aggressive and hard to control. I have the (hand powered) Logan Framing Sander and use that whenever I need to square up or reduce wood, plaster or resin. But more frequently I just use the sandpaper I've glued to a 12" stone (not ceramic) tile, or the 12"x1" sanding sticks I made from sandpaper glued to paint stirrers. Those are the sanders I use most often and they're cheap to make!!

The sandpaper is folded over one long edge, carefully lined up on the other edge (both sides), so there's a 'blind' (no sandpaper) long edge. This allows me to sand close to a right-angle corner.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 05/15/2020 12:26:47 PM

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tloc
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Posted - 05/15/2020 :  12:39:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just yesterday received my hand powered Logan f200-2 sander from Amazon for under $150.00, so no idea how I like it yet. There were others but lots more expensive. But like Dave Deemery my most useful sanders are the 1x3x12 boards I created. Experiment before spending big money.

TomO



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 05/15/2020 :  6:36:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I have had a Delta version like this for over 20 years. Best tool ever. Precise angle cuts down to minute fractions.





Frank

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resqrk
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/16/2020 :  7:38:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, I can get a used delta like that one for 50 bucks. Is it worth it?


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  09:53:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

It all depends how used. But like I said mine is very old and it still works fine.


Frank

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resqrk
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/17/2020 :  5:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guess it doesn't matter, the guy sold the delta while I was on the way to buy it. O ly 45 minutes each way wasted..lol


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