Archives: Sanders

New JET 1836 Drum Sander

JET Expands Drum Sander Line – JWDS-1836 Model La Vergne, TN – After reintroducing JET’s stalwart JWDS-1632 Drum Sander with Stand last fall, JET® has announced plans to expand the popular woodworking machine category by adding the JET JWDS-1836 Drum Sander.  A mirror image of the JWDS-1632 drum sander’s features, the JWDS-1836 sander provides greater […]

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RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander

RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Brushless, 3 x 18 Inch, Belt Sander R86065B Review RIDGID’s latest development, the RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander, is bound to get carpenters excited, especially since it follows on the tail of their cordless router. We recently took the  RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander to the job-site, as well […]

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Festool RTS 400 REQ and DTS 400 REQ Compact Sanders

Festool Compact Sanders My first sander was a block of wood with sand paper. No I’m kidding it was a Craftsman 5″ square pad sander that had spring loaded clips for clamping the sandpaper down. That was in 1989 and I kept it in operation for at least 8 years. Its amazing to think about […]

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JET Updates 16-32 Plus Drum Sander

JET 16-32 Plus Drum Sander La Vergne, TN – For more than 14 years, JET’s 16-32 Plus Drum Sander with Stand has been the brand’s most popular woodworking machine and the industry’s undisputed class leader.  Now, this versatile, accurate and affordable mid-size drum sander has raised the bar again with new features, including tool-less conveyor […]

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DeWalt 5-inch variable speed random orbital sander DWE6423K

DeWalt 5-inch variable speed random orbital sander DWE6423K Review Sanding is overrated, and hand sanding, just plain sucks! I recently took the DeWalt 5-inch variable speed random orbital sander DWE6423K into my workshop to evaluate.  As a remodeling carpenter who also enjoys woodworking, I can attest that when you need a smoothly sanded surface, or […]

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Rockwell 5″ Random Orbital Sander Review (RK4246K)

Rockwell Model RK4246K Random Orbit Sander Rockwell recently sent me one of their new sanders to try. The RK4246K 5″ Random Orbit Sander to be exact. Over the last year I’ve become a really big fan of Rockwell Tools quality and performance. Needless to say I wasn’t shocked when I was told this little sander […]

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Skil Benchtop Belt / Disc Sander Review

Skil Benchtop Belt/Disc Sander Model 3375 The folks at Skil recently sent us their new 2-in1 Belt/Disk Sander to review. This new benchtop offering features: 4.0 Amp motor Two-in-one sanding station – Belt or disc sanding for a variety of lengths and angles Beveling table top – Allows for sanding 45 – 90 degrees Belt […]

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