I have never had a portable belt sander. I am wanting to know if anyone has experience with either the Rigid or Hitachi belt sanders.
Given my frequency of use, i plan on buying reconditioned and of those available right now only two that have any credibility are Hitachi and Rigid.
Rigid is model ZRR2740 touted as 6.5 amp and 3 inch x 18 inch size.
Hitachi is model SB8V2 size 3 inch x 24 .
At present i am leaning to Hitachi. Its only US$ 99 vs US$ 64.99 for Rigid but its size is in between the bigger Makita and the Rigid and other model sizes.
Reviews i have found say its heavy, well i like that idea because i then only have to keep it in location and it will do the job.
Which would you select.? Why? Do you know of any alternatives in the same sort of price range . I am not looking to put a high dollar new sander on the shelf.
Thanks for any input and advice. Have not checked yet but does anyone know if 3x24 is a easily available belt size.
Never used one before, always felt these machines can cause one to wreck a surface pretty quick if one is not careful.
Btw Hitachi has a feature which permits moving belt such that one side can reach corner if one comes up against vertical surface. Not relevant to my need. It is also much higher than the Rigid but at this stage i am not sanding underneath an overhang.