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Tool: Ridgid oscillating Belt/Spindle sander
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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
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It is a good tool. I've had mine for about a year, and have no complaints.

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Hi Doug,

Very nice review! Like Mike, I have had mine for about a year and must say that it is one of the better purchases I have made for the shop.
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Good review, I have had mine nearly a year, I use it often and find it does a fine job.

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Great review. I got mine from the spouse for Xmas. I thought it was overkill at first, but I use it pretty regularly now and love it!
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Thanks, Doug, I am one who still dreams about one. Thanks for your review and everyones replies. I know nothing about the different unites, because i cannot afford one now. I know which one to look at if the wallet gets a little fatter

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Does this sander have both a belt sander and a spindle sander? Curious on how the spindle sander portion works. I've been looking for a bench top jet or similar spindle sander. The Jet seems to get pretty good reviews. I know Powermatic used to have a small bench top, but don't make it any longer. Tim
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Does this sander have both a belt sander and a spindle sander? Curious on how the spindle sander portion works. I've been looking for a bench top jet or similar spindle sander. The Jet seems to get pretty good reviews. I know Powermatic used to have a small bench top, but don't make it any longer. Tim
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The spindle drives the belt unit. Pop of the sanding sleeve, change out the insert, slip on the belt unit. That's all there is too it. Simple efficient and inexpensive. Especially for a belt and spindle sander. I've had one for several years. Invaluable in making patterns.

Edit: I had a machinist make an extension for the spindle so I could sand thicker work. Also, works like a charm.
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Could you please give me the dimension of the sander? I cannot find the size information only the table size or the shipping box size. I want to bill a stand for my Ridgid Planer and would like to incorporate a shelf for the Riggid sander I plan on purchasing. I would like to know the maximum height, width and depth that I need to plan for.
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