Benchtop and oscillating would be best I guess.
OK I have no room in my Dungeon for a stand alone machine, I think I can shoehorn in a benchtop model.
Please read this next part carefully...
I need it this week
I'll be ordering from Amazon.com as I can't find one here in Japan
Did I say I need it this week?
I have a spindle sander set up for my drill press, but it is less than impressive, better than nothing, yeah..... just.
On these Chinese chairs I have 32 seat aprons with two radiuses each, plus 16 back slats with 4 radiuses each, that is 128 radius that I need to sand, yeah I want a spindle sander. I'll cut the radius with the bandsaw and then sand to the line.
I have a few choices on Amazon;
Shop Fox W1831 1/2 HP Oscillating Spindle Sander
POWERTEC OS1400 14" Oscillating Spindle Sander
POWERTEC OS1000 18" Oscillating Spindle Sander (link won'T work)
Grizzly G0723 Benchtop Oscillating Sander
These two also look like the same machine.
Grizzly G0538 1/3 HP Oscillating Spindle Sander
Delta Woodworking 31-483 Heavy-Duty Oscillating Bench Spindle Sander, 1/2-HP
DELTA SA350K Shopmaster Boss
OK that is about it, personally I'm thinking of the Powertec OS1000 18" unit, looks just like the Grizzly but it's cheaper.
Now you guys will love this, the sander will cost me about 31,000 yen but the shipping will be 38,000 yen, so about $750 total.
The ShopFox unit will cost me about 22,000 yen and the shipping will be 20,000 yen so about $450.
Now for what I need, an occasional use, will the ShopFox do it?
Would love to hear from anyone who has this kind of benchtop spindle sander.
I cannot find the Ridgid to ship to Japan.