Turning Archive 2004

Power sanding

Bill Luinetti
>I have gone through two Sioux angle drills that I'm using as "power sanders" in the last eight months.

The manufacturer's tech rep in NC says that one should not use the device in a dusty environment. The repair service center says that the bearings will not hold up under "continuous" use.

What's the consensus out here. I don't want to be on a first-name basis with angle-drill-sander repair guys, so what do the experts use? Is there a pneumatic device that is available for POWER sanding...I do have the "self-powered" rotary sander, and it does have an important place in my arsenal of tools...but there really is nothing quite so quick and satisfying as an OPERATIONAL angle sander.

Ideas, hints?

Bill Luinetti

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