You gonna love that one Clay!! I've got an older Ryobi 18/36 open end sander. Wouldn't be without one now. Keep a sand paper cleaning bar handy and be sure to use it, OFTEN! Cherry has been the hardest on my machine...gotta watch feed rate and amount of removal. I tend to get greedy sometimes and want to take too much off at one time. *L* I hooked mine up to a dust deputy with a 2" line and a shopvac, it works beautifully. 220-320 works great, just gotta nibble away at the stock. If you find yourself using the sander all of the time, you can buy the sanding medium by the roll and cut your own sleeves. Can save a ton of money that way.....congrats on the new addition.
"..... limited only by imagination"
"Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"
Skipper the Penguin