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tony bevis09/09/2009 20:30:38
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Im looking to buy a (cheap), should'nt say that ,Non expensive random orbital sander as all my sanding for years for my pyrography has been by hand.I love hand sanding but it dosent love me any more.
Ive spent to much on tools lately,bandsaw come to mind so im thinking of a Draper expert, has anyone come across one,it came out quite well  for the money in a magazine test i read resently..............Tony
Ron Davis10/09/2009 18:12:14
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Mine a  Bosch, great tool if a bit heavy.
I do envy pyrographers, I have the tool but it is rarely used
 
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tony bevis10/09/2009 20:34:11
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Hi  Ron   Had  a look at the Bosch this afternoon it is a bit heavy ,going to Yandles show on saturday so will have a look there.  Im lucky my other half is a full time crafter so is happy to spend a few hours there and in the craft shop.
Ok about the pyro tool ,I know the feeling I have wood working tools I would love to use more  but the pyro keeps me busy and I love it...........tony
Olly Parry-Jones10/09/2009 22:40:31
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Are you looking for a machine with a 5" or 6" diameter base?
 
The smaller, 5" sanders are surprisingly versatile and I personally find the 6" sanders are little more 'wild' and difficult to control, particularly on narrow stuff. I have a 5" Bosch ROS (around £75) and rate it very highly. Whatever you go for, the finish should be excellent.
Big Al11/09/2009 07:40:09
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I own a dewalt 5" ROS, lovely machine. What you have to bear in mind is the sanding disc's. I recently bought some cheap sanding disc's from an ebay seller, they seemed very cheap and I now know why, they are rubbish, and I wont be buying them again. They are made by a company called silverline.
 
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Ron Davis11/09/2009 18:41:13
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I got mine from Screwfix, no problems there
 
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tony bevis11/09/2009 20:20:28
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I think a 5'' one will be quite ok for my use a the moment and ok about the discs AL I will keep away from them .Ok about srewfix Ron if i cant find what im looking for at
Yandles show tomorow  i think thats where ill end up. I hope they have some sycamore left its not good to go on the last day...........tony
Ron Davis12/09/2009 18:09:20
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I will look it up for you probably tommorrow,they are in abrasiv
Ron
 
Olly Parry-Jones12/09/2009 20:19:05
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Yeah, I've also made the mistake of buying cheap abrasives before and it really isn't worth trying to save a few pennies like that! At the moment, I prefer to use the perforated Hermes discs from Axminster. I think they are a little dearer than the standard red or yellow (aluminium oxide) discs but they seem to last longer before they become clogged. Abranet is supposed to be 'the dog's wotsits' but the initial investment is rather expensive. Whatever you go for, using good dust extraction (vacuum) will also help to prolong the life of any discs.
tony bevis15/09/2009 20:29:03
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Hi guys I bought the Draper expert as money money was tight and it works well so im pleased with it.I was short on timber so had to buy a  a few sycamore boardes as well so stocked up now.............Tony

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stacy johnna28/11/2019 12:07:31
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