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Hi Folks. I am considering this Rigid belt/spindle sander.

RIDGID 120-Volt Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander-EB4424 - The Home Depot

Already have el cheapo desktop drill press, Bosch's best hand belt sander, and various smaller sanders. Looking for larger sanding capabilities. Am thinking this oscillating belt will be too small. Spindle is more convenient than a drill press spindle. Also may benefit from a 10 or 12" disc but will wait on that one for now.

I have ambitions of making signs, cutting boards, spice racks, picture frames, small VHS case, table bench, small reindeer (lol) and who knows what from there.

Have already read Doug's thread here: http://www.routerforums.com/tool-rev...er-eb4424.html

What are your thoughts?

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Ray, I really like mine, it is very versatile. it does let some dust flybut, i'm thinking of make a half round guard for the left end that mounts where the metal stop does. maybe with an outlet for shopvac. I think it is the best for the price. Wayne
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I too own one, i use it all the time when making bowls and trays.lf any one has made a dust collection hood for it i would like to see it.thank you and God bless.
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ROSS (Ridgid Oscillating Sanding Station) as it is known on the guitar building forums, is a must have for a small shop. The only thing I have found with mine is the rubber star knob on top tightens too much and has to be persuaded off with cloth and pliers. I've used mine for finishing the shapes of the backs of guitar necks, and the sides of electric guitar bodies. Print up a 20% off coupon from Harbor Freight, and present that to Home Depot. They have to honor it (corporate policy), and that will save about $40. Register the tool with Ridgid for Lifetime Warranty; may need it, you never know. Buy lots of extra belts because they do wear out, and get a gum rubber belt cleaner to keep the clogging down. Enjoy.

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ROSS (Ridgid Oscillating Sanding Station) as it is known on the guitar building forums, is a must have for a small shop. The only thing I have found with mine is the rubber star knob on top tightens too much and has to be persuaded off with cloth and pliers. I've used mine for finishing the shapes of the backs of guitar necks, and the sides of electric guitar bodies. Print up a 20% off coupon from Harbor Freight, and present that to Home Depot. They have to honor it (corporate policy), and that will save about $40. Register the tool with Ridgid for Lifetime Warranty; may need it, you never know. Buy lots of extra belts because they do wear out, and get a gum rubber belt cleaner to keep the clogging down. Enjoy.
They will really honor a Harbor Freight or any other coupon?

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Hi Folks. I am considering this Rigid belt/spindle sander.

RIDGID 120-Volt Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander-EB4424 - The Home Depot

Already have el cheapo desktop drill press, Bosch's best hand belt sander, and various smaller sanders. Looking for larger sanding capabilities. Am thinking this oscillating belt will be too small. Spindle is more convenient than a drill press spindle. Also may benefit from a 10 or 12" disc but will wait on that one for now.

I have ambitions of making signs, cutting boards, spice racks, picture frames, small VHS case, table bench, small reindeer (lol) and who knows what from there.

Have already read Doug's thread here: http://www.routerforums.com/tool-rev...er-eb4424.html

What are your thoughts?

Thank you,

~~Ray
i own one and use it all the time , the only thing to do is keep the nut that tighten's the belt sander loose all the time after use, if you don't you will not be able to get it loose, in fack just finger tighten the nut , than after use loosen it up, the first unit i had i couldn't get the nut loose with a pipe wrence, i took the unit back and they gave me a new sander , other than that nothing else is a issue , works fine

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I also have owned a Rigid sander for several years and love it. For the price and versatility it is hard to beat.
I have never heard of Home Depot honoring a HF coupon. If that is true it makes a lot of router items in HD look really attractive for what would be a lower price.
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I also have owned a Rigid sander for several years and love it. For the price and versatility it is hard to beat.
I have never heard of Home Depot honoring a HF coupon. If that is true it makes a lot of router items in HD look really attractive for what would be a lower price.
After doing a little research, it appears that HD doesn't honor HF coupons. Although confusing and not definitive, it appears that it is up to the individual store manager as to whether or not they honor a competitor's coupon. Some experiences indicated, that, the coupon has to be for a like model and brand, and a generic 20% off isn't accepted.

This may or not be the case at certain stores. If anyone is successful I would like to know because I could get some great things for a good price.

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I also own one of these sanders. It is a very handy piece of equipment.
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I am adding myself to the chorus, the Ridgid OSS is great machine for its price.

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