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On a different thread the subject of sanders came up. DFalkner was wondering about air powered vs electric RO sanders.
I recently picked one up on sale from Princess Auto, up here in BC. But I paid almost $100Cdn for it (That's $29.95 US... )
I went looking for the same one South of 49 and found this one for $40US...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J0VC7X2?psc=1
still less than 4cfm and has the vacuum extraction feature.
The reviews are very positive, but I don't get why everyone is changing their hook and loop pads(?).
If you buy the sanding sheets in bulk they aren't very expensive.
6 inch x 6 hole hook and loop discs 80 grit 50pc

At 10,000rpm, with vacuum dust extraction, sanding is a relatively pleasant task.
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On a side note, I just discovered that the 'PRO.POINT' label is a house brand of Princess Auto, up here in Canada (the Princess part refers to their original outlet on Princess St. in Winnipeg, Man.)
PRO.POINT Trademark of Princess Auto Ltd.. Serial Number: 85909726 :: Trademarkia Trademarks
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That might be their trade mark but it won't be their tool since they, like Sears, Harbor Freight, and Canadian Tire, don't have a factory. Is it enough faster than a 5" electric to make it worth the wear and tear on the compressor? The discs are cheaper than the 5" I get from KMS of the same brand.

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I really don't care if air powered is more efficient or not. With me it would be the compressor noise, so I'll be sticking with my electric model.
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On a side note, I just discovered that the 'PRO.POINT' label is a house brand of Princess Auto, up here in Canada (the Princess part refers to their original outlet on Princess St. in Winnipeg, Man.)
PRO.POINT Trademark of Princess Auto Ltd.. Serial Number: 85909726 :: Trademarkia Trademarks
Pro-Point is a step up from Power Fist. I guess it's mostly the dollar but it seems that their prices are pretty high these days. Sometimes it pays to shop around and find something with a name. Even if it's a similar product it often has a better warranty.
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Yes; what I was getting at is trying to find the same product under other names (especially South of 49).
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My brother came up and used my CT multi tool and said he was pretty sure it was the same as HF. HF was about 1/2 the sale price at CT. But then I never buy a tool from CT unless it is on sale. Usually Princess too. I tried a die grinder from Princess and it didn't last that long so the next one I bought was an Ingersol and it has held up way better.
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I have both electric (4) and air (8 of them) and I strictly use air. Lighter, more power, variable speed. I only use the electric for onsite (no air available) -here is use hook and loop for easy change back and forth. In the shop - PSA they are much cheaper per pc.
I do keep each sander loaded with different grits so I can easily change sanders with grits.
hope this helps.
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