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    Disk Sanders, (moved from Woodturning)

    Robert, Vaughn;

    Thanks for the suggestion. I now have "tool-gotta-have-itis."

    A 12" disk certainly seems a more suited to a lot of tasks than a smaller disk.
    In my shopping, I see that Jet makes a combo 12" disk/6" belt unit with a little bigger motor, on a stand.
    Robert and Vaughn, everyone who owns a disk sander; with a 12" disk, is there any advantage to also having another 90 degree flat surface on a belt, that can go vertical or hortizontal?

    I thought I might afford the disk only unit until I saw this one. For nearly a thousand dollars it should pour the coffee and butter my toast.
    I'm going to move this thread from Woodturning to the New Tools section.
    Thanks, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Jory View Post
    Robert, Vaughn
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? Is he still around?

    seriously - I have this one and find it meets all my needs - and the price was right too! I mounted it on a roll around stand and tuck it into a corner when not in use.
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Hey Mike,
    Get with Allen Bookout. He made a great looking 12" sander. Here is the thread.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=1096

    DT

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    Don, that's a great idea. When I see something like that I say to myself, "I know I could make something like that." I'll keep a lookout for a motor.

    Rennie;
    "Robert Vaughn", I forgot about him. As soon as I saw that name, I thought of Steve McQueen in Bullit. I've seen that Rikon sander, but was worried that it didn't appear very robust over time, and wondered weather the small size was a limiting factor at all?
    I see where General has a machine like the Jet, but a little less $$

    Thanks for the ideas, Mike
    My Dad taught me that it's better to keep my mouth shut and let people think I was stupid, than open it and remove all doubt.

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