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I have the DeWalt 5" -- no problems. Works like a charm.
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I found the article on line and it was very useful. I will consider the Craftsman which to my surprise I could not find on Rona.ca except for the tool package. I did find it on the other division Reno-Depot.ca and plan on going there today. I will compare with the Bosch, Makita and DeWalt also. I want to feel how they feel in my hand and the weight etc... When using these to sand a large project these issues are important to me especially when the prices are similar.
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These things sure have changed over the years. I had one and ended up giving it to a friend because my old Coleman compressor at 26 gal. and 5 hp still wasn't powerful enough. I now have a DeWalt 200 PSI that should do the trick but then I will hear the compressor going all the time ??? I think I"ll consider it but no Princess auto in Quebec. I'll go to Cornwall or Ottawa.
Dan; they do mail-order at Princess Auto...you do have postal service in Quebec don't you?
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CPO sells reconditioned ones like my 5 inch.

https://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-r...efault,pd.html
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CPO sells reconditioned ones like my 5 inch.

https://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-r...efault,pd.html
But not in Canada. I believe it's reasonably practical for Dan (Montreal) to go across the US border to shop, but he'd need to take the util. trailer to carry our money... :0
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Dan the article said it was pretty good to handle but that's a very personal issue. They are too new to have any idea of the quality but I've always found that heavy tools are better made and the Craftsman tools I picked up were not light weights. Eventually someone is going to have to be the guinea pig and buy one and you know how the rest of the forum lives vicariously on the tool purchases of others.
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UPDATE

Today, I went to Reno-Depot part of Lowe's now and I purchased the Craftsman. This decision was based on the FWW article and the price. There was a sale that ended today with a 15% discount. The price was $74.99 so I paid $63.74
I have not tried it yet but I plugged it in and it works and it feels pretty good in my hand. I was leaning for the Bosch or DeWalt but they were both at $109 and I don't think I could justify the extra in this case. I'll post about it once I use it probably later this week.
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Indeed; sand us a review!
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I work in a production shop and we have been happy with the Klutch sander from Northern Tool.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...8739_200658739
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