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I have two sanders.   One quarter sheet Dewalt palm sander and the other is a Craftsman orbital.   Using both today and notice so much vibration with the Craftsman orbital that my hand gave out.   The Dewalt has much less vibration.

   Any one know if the vibration is common in a orbital sander or do I need to upgrade to a more efficient model.   If I upgrade, do any of you have experience with a favorite?

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James,

Re: powered hand planer

A very nice and handy tool.

I love mine---can't live without it.

Makes rapid removal easy and fast.

In addition to trimming doors, and the like, it's the cats meow for debarking limbs and logs, and smoothing down the knots, and many other planing tasks.

Sure beats using an adze and draw-knife.

Also does a fast job on smoothing and squaring a stump face, as well as dressing and truing up landscape timbers, or warped construction lumber.

Need to take the warp out of deck boards and make them flat?

This tools does it.

Does a nice job on dressing up old pallet boards---

(CAUTION---make sure all the metal is removed before proceeding with the planer).

I wore out a couple machines in the past---(can't live without one)---now have the Bosch 1594.

Sweet machine.

The Bosch features a very nice fence---ideally suited for putting the bevel on doors.

The power hand planer isn't a substitute for sanding.

It's most suitable for quick removal of material,

 then followed by hand planing and/or sanding.

TIP: Have a spare set of planer blades handy.

James P. Cottingham said:

>>>...my wife gave me a power hand planer. I love it. Much faster than sanding. .../div>

Rita,

I don't buy gloves without first trying them.

Try the fit of a few different ones in the same size.

Sometimes I've found some looser than others, even in the same size---also check the finger and thumb lengths.

You want a gloves that feels right to you, for your intended uses.

Check the stitching---look for double or triple stitched gloves.

Another glove I find very useful for some uses, is the finger-less style, especially when picking up and handling fasteners, nails, screws, and the like.

The type with a padded palm.

They work nicely when using a sander.

(Check your local bike or bikers shop).

Interesting... I had problems with the site last night and I didn't think my post had worked. I was thrown out to an error page. I was going to post again this morning.

I was trying to say that the planner, in most applications, will replace the ROS for aggressive stock removal. We will always be sanding but there may be alternatives to heavy-vibration sanders.

On a side note, I have to use gloves for almost all my woodworking (and yard) jobs to support my poor, old, beat-up, abused hands. The gloves seem to help. Trying them on before purchasing is essential.

Ken Darga said:

James,

Re: powered hand planer

A very nice and handy tool.

I love mine---can't live without it.

Makes rapid removal easy and fast.

In addition to trimming doors, and the like, it's the cats meow for debarking limbs and logs, and smoothing down the knots, and many other planing tasks.

Sure beats using an adze and draw-knife.

Also does a fast job on smoothing and squaring a stump face, as well as dressing and truing up landscape timbers, or warped construction lumber.

Need to take the warp out of deck boards and make them flat?

This tools does it.

Does a nice job on dressing up old pallet boards---

(CAUTION---make sure all the metal is removed before proceeding with the planer).

I wore out a couple machines in the past---(can't live without one)---now have the Bosch 1594.

Sweet machine.

The Bosch features a very nice fence---ideally suited for putting the bevel on doors.

The power hand planer isn't a substitute for sanding.

It's most suitable for quick removal of material,

 then followed by hand planing and/or sanding.

TIP: Have a spare set of planer blades handy.

James P. Cottingham said:

>>>...my wife gave me a power hand planer. I love it. Much faster than sanding. .../div>

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