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  • #16

    Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

    I see the Craftsman 5 inch at the Lowes online store. I have Bosch, Makita and Porter cable 5 inch R.O. and like them. I like the Bosch best but have had to replace the pad twice. I also find my Makita belt sander to be a very handy tool. It is very easy to set it into my vice, turn it on with the belt facing up and sand or sharpen with it.

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    • #17

      Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

      Originally posted by Rusty View Post
      Not in Canada. although I understand some Craftsman stuff can be bought at Lowes.
      I thought I saw Rona claiming Craftsman is now their line exclusively.

      Did Lowe’s buy Rona?

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      • #18

        Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

        Thanks again guys. A dust port for a shop vac is a must. I use both the pleated filter and fines bag in the shop vac when sanding.

        I also want a 6” RO with the aggressive mode so I don’t need a belt sander

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        • #19

          Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

          Originally posted by ShoestringMariner View Post

          I thought I saw Rona claiming Craftsman is now their line exclusively.

          Did Lowe’s buy Rona?
          Ya they’ve owned Rona for a few years now.

          Nathan

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          • #20

            Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

            I don't know if that ROS can be sourced in Canada. That is up to the OP to check out. Craftsman is available at Lowe's and Rona for sure in Canada. My real point was that an inexpensive ROS was highly rated. There are numerous others in the lower price range that might be of interest.

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            • #21

              Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

              Have you looked at the Festool sanders?

              I'm extremely pleased with the 2 I own.

              Regards, Rod
              Work is the curse of the riding class.

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              • #22

                Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

                Originally posted by ShoestringMariner View Post
                Thanks again guys. A dust port for a shop vac is a must. I use both the pleated filter and fines bag in the shop vac when sanding.

                I also want a 6” RO with the aggressive mode so I don’t need a belt sander
                Bosch 1250devs has an aggressive rotex function and random orbit, variable speed, good dust collection, and is cheaper than a festool rotex.

                I watched Amazon for a while and got it for about 300 bucks on a Bosch deal with a sale price plus rebate.

                I see it's about 400 right now.
                Last edited by altiplano; 02-07-2019, 11:47 AM.

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                • #23

                  Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

                  I tried both of the the Rotex sizes for about a week and did not like either one, which is saying something for me, cause I love Festool stuff.
                  "Do it Right!"

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                  • #24

                    Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

                    I agree in the Festool rotex's Rusty...
                    I have a festool 150/5 that I like and was a fair price when I bought it... But the rotex's didn't do it for me esp. @ the price. $860 for the RO150? that's unreal...

                    You could almost get a nice orbital like the Mirka Deros and the Bosch rotex for that price... easy choice for me...

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                    • #25

                      Re: Best belt sanders? Edit; now looking for 6” RO

                      Craftsman stuff is available at lowes and rona but its mostly the lower end consumer grade stuff in power tools. of course its all "on sale" every week!!

                      good tools rarely go on sale, they dont need to, they sell based on their own merits.
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