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Well Im off tomorrow to pick up one of these combo units. Anyone out there have any concerns with them?

It has awesome reviews so I thought it would be a good to pick one up.


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Hello Mike, I have one, one of the first things I wanted to do with it was order MUCH finer grit sleeves and belt. I was only able to find sets of sleeves for the 3 smallest spindle sizes, but at the time that was sufficient, and I didn't look any farther. The 80 grit it comes with, even with the oscilation leaves a very rough finish. Otherwise I have been happy with it so far.

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Mike,
I've had mine for the past 4 or 5 years, and use it on a regular basis. The only problem that I have had is to replace the switch twice. Dust has a tendency to get in and burn the contacts. I haven't looked at the new ones lately, and they may have put a dust shield on the switch to cure the problem. My sander has been used many hours and has proven itself to be a good unit----especially for the price.
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Great unit. Higher grits are available from HD or HF.

Exceptional value.

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I think its a nice deal as well. Ill look at stocking up on some sleeves/belts. I would think thats all standered stuff...

Someone on here had said something about the hold down bolt (??) being self tightening so you must loosen it up after each use??

Ill keep and eye on the switch.

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I have one and after about a year now thinking of selling my old belt sander as all I use is the Ridgid. Belts and sleeves have been found at Home Depot from time to time

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Yeah I do not own a belt sander. Only one I have is an orbital 6in 8 hole. I think this will be a good addition to my tool cart lol..

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I've had mine for 2 years and really like it. The only problem I have is with the hold down nut. I keep thinking about making a wrench to loosen the thing so I don't tear up the plastic/rubber knob. As a suggestion try to use the HF coupon and save a little. I had to go to two HDs but the second one did honor it.
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Well Im off tomorrow to pick up one of these combo units. Anyone out there have any concerns with them?

It has awesome reviews so I thought it would be a good to pick one up.


Mike
The only thing i do is leve the nut loose after using. If not it will get so tight you will not be able to get it loose. The first one the nut froze so tight not ever a pipe wrinch could get it off. I took it back and they gave me a new one. just a tip. Regester it for a life time warrenty also. It is a nice unit i have had mine for yrs now and it works good.

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I've had mine for several years and use it quite frequently. It's great for truing up patterns and smoothing curves on band saw boxes.
The HD near me only stocks sleeves from Ryobi and they are all 80 grit.
Since some of my boxes are 5 1/2" thick, the 4" capacity was a problem. To solve this I had a 2" extension milled and now buy 6" sleeves from Supergrit. The also have the rubber drums in the correct sizes. The belts I just buy from ACE.
My knob sometimes get's pretty tight but, never so tight I can't get it off by hand. I don't tighten it really tight in the first place. Sometimes, the sleeve will creep, then I just tighten a little bit more.

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