Tool: Ridgid oscillating Belt/Spindle sander
Tool Rating: 9
After years of bolting the handheld belt sander to the workbench, I decide to get a real stationary sander. I was looking for a combo belt/disc sander, but could not find one locally that wasn't a piece of junk. I stumbled upon the Ridgid, and after looking at a few reviews I thought I would take a shot at it.
The one thing that amazes me about this tool is that there is an individual storage space built into the base for EVERY component. Very handy since there are lots of washers and table inserts for the various spindle sizes.
The machine itself feels very solid, and has more than enough power. The tilting table has detents for the common angles, and has a miter gage slot that works with the miter gage from my bandsaw.
Dust collection is passable, it still throws a fair amount of dust.
Tracking is easy to adjust without any tools.
The unit got a good workout today, the Scout troop was cutting out their pinewood derby cars, and the sander was a big hit with most of the dads.
So far, I really like it.
List was $199, but right now you get $25 off instantly. RIDGID Oscillating Edge/belt Spindle Sander - EB4424 at The Home Depot