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Offline JonathanJung

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Handheld spindle sander
« on: August 21, 2021, 11:34 AM »
Is there a quality hand held oscillating spindle sander out there? All I see are Triton/Wen/Chinese cheap units.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Handheld spindle sander
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 11:41 AM »
A number of years ago Porter Cable manufactured one.


Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Handheld spindle sander
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2021, 11:59 AM »
A number of years ago Porter Cable manufactured one.

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I saw one of those...$300 on Ebay, used, missing parts...

Offline rst

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Re: Handheld spindle sander
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2021, 12:20 PM »
I have the Triton, haven't used it much, small enough to hold upside down for underneath work.  I have the small table top PC, that works great, for smaller pieces.

Offline JonathanJung

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Re: Handheld spindle sander
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2021, 01:45 PM »
Wish Festool / Mirka made one.

I'm going to try one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017ZE6DM2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

anyone used one? I see the sleeves for the 1-1/8" dia version are hard to find.

I should clarify that I have a stationary spindle sander, but I just need a handheld one.

Offline rst

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Re: Handheld spindle sander
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2021, 02:13 PM »
I do not have that particular makers but  I do have various others and various sizes.   Some of mine are st least 30 years old.  They work very well with a drill, drill press or a drill held in a Zyliss or similar holder, I've also used with flex extension attached to 1/4 hp motor.  You can deflate them to get a very soft edge or pump up hard for flatter effects.  There is the Sandboss Inflatable drum 3 piece kit, King Arthurs Tools has 5 for small and curved work

Offline grbmds

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Re: Handheld spindle sander
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 04:01 PM »
Grizzly makes an inflatable hand-held drum with a  ball bearing handle that mounts in a drill. I own a similar drum which made by another company many years ago. The Grizzly can be inflated to be harder or softer depending on the contour being sanded.
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