Category: Sander

Ryobi Bench Sander BD4601G

I have to say I love having a Bench Sander.  I don’t know how many times I have relied on this type of sander over the years.  For a long time I used the Craftsman Bench sander and was extremely happy with it.  I was recently in the need of a new one and decided to take a look at the Ryobi bench sander since Craftsman seems like it has been going down the tubes over the recent years. As you would expect with any bench grinder, this does have some weight to it.  The unit weighs 53 lbs....

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Ridgid Variable Speed Belt Sander R28401

This has been one of those sanders I have been eyeballing for a long time.  There was always something about it.  Maybe the size or maybe the low profile, but either way I have been waiting to check this one out.  If you’re looking for a way to remove a massive amount of material quickly, well then you know you need a belt sander.  With a belt sander, there is no messing around.  I have to say while I have used this tool to an extent, I don’t have tons of hours on it.  But before I go on...

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Ryobi 18V One+ 5″ Random Orbit Sander – P411

I have to say my favorite corded orbital sander is either the Bosch or Dewalt.  Yes, Festool is great, but a little out of my price range.  Speaking of price range, Ryobi has a new cordless orbital sander available.  If you know Ryobi, you know three things about them. Ryobi is designed for the homeowner, they are quality tools for a reasonable price and they are exclusive to Home Depot.  Now I can’t say I have much use, desire or experience with cordless sanders except the Ridgid.  Not that I am knocking Ridgid, because they make some great tools,...

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Festool RO 150 FEQ Rotex Sander Review

If you are a woodworker, then you know how Festool owns the woodworking market.  I can’t think of another manufacturer that even comes close.  Now before we started reviewing Festool, I didn’t have much experience with their products.  I could only go by what people told me over the years. One after another told me how great their tools were.  After starting to use some of these tools, I realized what all the big hoopla was about.  In my own comparison, I look at what Hilti is to concrete, Festool is to woodworking.  Yes, you will pay more with...

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Bosch 5″ Random Orbital Sander Review – ROS10

I was recently at a job and needed a sander.  Of course when I went out to my truck, my Dewalt wasn’t in there.  It was sitting at home on the shelf.  Since I needed a sander right away, I had to take a trip to my local Menards to buy a tool that I already own.  They offer a bunch of brands, but the two that stood out to me were the Bosch and Hitachi.   I don’t have much experience with Hitachi products, while Bosch I am pretty familiar with.  So for me the choice was easy...

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