Hi Guys & Gals,
Bit of advice needed please. I am new to woodworking and I'm in the process of setting up and equipping my work area in my garage. I am making a list of power tools I need and researching the makes etc. I am pretty sure about the make/model of router and circular saw I will be buying later this week. I want to buy one or two power sanders but I am a bit stuck on the type that I should buy initially. I know it depends on the type of work you intend doing but all I can say at the moment is that I want to get into general woodwork making stuff for the home and garden. Any advice on the type of sanders I should aim for would be appreciated. I have the funds to buy two to start with and prefer corded to battery powered as they will only be used in my workshop.
I currently own a bosch 5 inch random orbit sander. i previously owned a makita 5 inch. the makita was a far nicer sander. get the makita you won't be sorry.
Good old B&Q -where would we be without it?
Buy as good a product as you feel comfortable with, both financially and
in your hand.
When sanding I find the little bags not much cop and attach a vacuum,
wife was a little upset when I borrowed hers before buying my own.
Wear a face mask till you get an air filter or an extractor fan in a window
or doorway. Dust is a hazard that all woodworkers need to take into account.
Hi Pete - I have a Hitachi 3 x 21 belt sander, a Bosch 1/4 sheet finish sander and a GMC Random Orbital Sander. Use all 3 depending on the job.
Gary - Check Heleta Industries for good prices on ROS discs and sanding belts. I also get some router bits from them.. tough to beat for the price.