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Hey! Personally I think that shade of green goes very nicely with the rustic wood feng shui thing...
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I should have gone further with my post. The SEARS Craftman sander that I have/had was a good tool.

It was totally cast iron,except for the dust guard and I don't exactly remember, but I think I paid less than $175.00 for it.

I made a trip to my friendly Sears yesterday afternoon and discovered their line of CRAPSMAN sanders. Mostly stamped metal or plastic, except for the sanding platen, I don't think it is worth the $299.00 price.

Until I get the chance to do some touchy/feely ona new sander, I will try to revive LAZURUS today with an in stock replacement motor and a tuneup.

BE WELL and Thank you.
I totally understand. I have used CM tools all my life, they were they best in their day, now I will never buy them. Who knows how long they will be in business.
That said. I feel the same about Makita. When I started, 30 years ago I only use Makita and I still have some of those tools. Now days who knows what to buy.
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I buy good stuff these days. No point in fooling around with poorly made tools that need constant adjusting just to cut square. I pretty much buy whatever the guys on here recommend these days. I am contemplating buying the Laguna fourteen 12 band saw with their resaw king blade. I visited their shop recently and was amazed at the quality of all their tools. All overbuilt, rugged, good quality bearings, great American motors. And they fall all over themselves working out a solution if there is a problem. When I got their fusion table saw, one wing had a small bow. Not much, but it bothered me, so I called to arrange a replacement and they said, why don't you bring it in so we can make sure its right. When I arrived, they'd set up a brand new saw, specked it out, then used stainless steel machined straight edges and feeler gauges to make certain it was as close to perfect as possible. That's service. A friend on my first trip there bought the 16 inch 220 band saw. He's an engineer and was wowed by the QC and build of the saws. As long as they keep the quality up (and don't sell out to some crappy firm, I'm happy to send people there. I have the last good Delta 14 inch band saw that isn't bad, but for resawing, I think its hard to beat a Laguna. I looked at SawStop and really didn't like it as much as the Laguna, about the same quality machine, but double the price for the comparable SawStop unit over Laguna. BTW, I dont own stock.
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"Rick: I can't help it so here goes. In effect, by buying a machine as heavy as that, you have very effectively "insulated" yourself against anyone borrowing your stuff. I'd include a smiley face but I can never figure out how to do it successfully."

Now it's time to insulate the shop.
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"Rick: I can't help it so here goes. In effect, by buying a machine as heavy as that, you have very effectively "insulated" yourself against anyone borrowing your stuff. I'd include a smiley face but I can never figure out how to do it successfully."

Now it's time to insulate the shop.
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You can't get away from it can you Rick.
Nope!
But hey in your guys defence , I did price out some roxul insulation today at HD
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I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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I'm shopping around for a belt sander for very occasional home use. I won't be using it day on and day out, but there might come a time when no other type of sander will work on a particular project. I would like the flexibility of a variable-speed sander, and would like to stay at or under $125, if possible. Any recommended makes or models?
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I've had this little beauty for a number of years...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000223HB/?tag=ataofhoco-20

I think they've stopped making it(?). No idea why, but that's a shame if they have.
It's a dream to work with.
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I've had this little beauty for a number of years...
Bosch 1274DVS 6.6 Amp 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed In-Line Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag - Power Belt Sanders - Amazon.com

I think they've stopped making it(?). No idea why, but that's a shame if they have.
It's a dream to work with.
didn't stop making it it just isn't available in North America...
got the same one...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I didn't see any belt sanders on their website(?).
'If I wanted a random orbital sander I'd have asked for one' paraphrasing something or other.
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