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    Blowed up REAL good.........

    I don't usually buy cheap tools anymore, but this drill from HF was so cheap, and Vaughn was nice enough to get one for me and ship it to me, I could not resist......... well, it is now dead.........

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    All I've ever done with is was sand, and not "Hard" as that just wears out the sanding pads quickly.

    Bummer........

    Have to pay for a better one I guess, I see Klingspor has this one..........

    SIOUX Right Angle Drill<- for $179, and they have the reconditioned ones for $114

    Should be a better quality one than the HF unit.

    You know I KNOW better too........
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    Well dang. I'm real sorry to see it blew up already. Harbor Freight tools are fairly disposable, but one would hope to get more use than that. The Souix is supposed to be a good one, and the refurb price looks reasonable.

    Mine HF drill has held up well so far, but I guess I won't be surprised if the smoke (or a pot metal gear) leaks out of it before too long.
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    Ouch! It's not so bad a HF tool blowing up but it helps to have one down the street to get your money back?

    DT

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    i`ve got the pneumatic version of the sioux....over a decade of abuse with no trouble.
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    They give a 30 day warranty on the reconditioned unit, but I wonder what the new units warranty is?

    Now I have used this drill for sanding on the lathe, so I've used it a fair bit, enough to NOT want to return to the regular style of drill, so I will be getting another right angle unit, just wondering what else is out there?

    The one reason to go with the Sioux unit is that I'm going to put another order into Klingspor, more sanding disks.

    On a tangent, the Klingspor scalloped disks are lasting at least twice as long as the "Real Wave" discs, the hook and loop backing is much stronger and were a lot cheaper. I'm going to order some of the other grits, from them, so an order and a box will be coming from Klingspor, thus, I get the shipping in one shot.

    Geez another good mark to Klingspor, they quoted $39.95 for shipping, but it was $36 actual charges, and that is what they charged!

    Don, yeah, I'd be willing to get a replacement for this unit if I could just go to HF and say "Look, it's broke, gimme another" but the shipping is not worth it. You play the game, you takes your chances

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ...On a tangent, the Klingspor scalloped disks are lasting at least twice as long as the "Real Wave" discs, the hook and loop backing is much stronger and were a lot cheaper...
    Good info to know. Thanks. I just got done stocking up on wave disks, but I'll look into the Klingspore version when the supply starts running low.
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    stu, if you can find a better deal on a milwaukee they`re run down the same line at sioux, just a different color case?

    [edit].....check for dotco or cleco pneumatics too....you`ll never go back to electric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    stu, if you can find a better deal on a milwaukee they`re run down the same line at sioux, just a different color case?

    [edit].....check for dotco or cleco pneumatics too....you`ll never go back to electric!
    Yep, I know that is true Tod, but then I'll be shopping for a new compressor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Yep, I know that is true Tod, but then I'll be shopping for a new compressor
    not a bad thing
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    Gosh, what a mess Stuart, I have such a thing, branchname Lesto (Swiss made) for more than 40 years, and still this thing works very well.
    The branchname Lesto don't exsist anymore, I think they made it to well.

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