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Old 03-12-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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Are there any quality, not over the top priced sanders that hook up to a shop vac? Who's do you recommend and why? Are any of them at Menards, Home Depot or Lowes a good quality?

My wife use to date a professional painter for several years and his opinion was that none of them work well and they're a waste of money.

What do you all think?

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Old 03-12-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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A previous thread discusses this, but yes the Porter cable is the best one.
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I've got a few p/c's Love it, wouldn't go without it, use that, then a fine sponge with a light. Any of the other one's are just a joke.
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yea, i dont have one of these.

wondered about them though......ive had several remodeling jobs in the past where they would of come very much in handy.
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it's worth it. I've had times when they were down, one for this, one for that and one at the repair shop. When you're busting nuts, with a pole sander, those are the times you're like....wtf am I doing all this work for?
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Everybody I knew using them bags on the HEPA vac burning up but we use an old Craftsman(Sears) with the dust bags (Available just about everywhere now). Maybe not as high-performance as a HEPA but dang sight cheaper. And I sure like how much easier it is to lift the bag out and toss in the dumpster than dumping the canister(cough, cough).
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Why are those pole sanders that connect to a vac from ALL-WALL so expensive? Like 300.00 or 400.00 for a pole sander.
I'd like to try one, but don't want to spend that kind of $$ for a piece of s$$t.
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Where do you find the P/C and what should I expect to pay for it? where would you recommend buying it from?

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if you're buying new, around 750 I think for wand and vac. all-walls' got them. otherwise, my advice is go on craigslist, I just picked up a set for 350. try renting one first though, make sure you like it. it's 30 bucks that would probably be worth it. hell ask the rental shop if they want to sell. I got one from a home depot too, I think I spent 400 on that set
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I bought mine for I think 350 no vaccuum brand new from Ames. Be-prepared for the bushing to go bad, but otherwise, there the best thing invented since the bazooka. I got finisher friends calling me all the time asking if they can borrow it. I mean, you got a 300 sheet job to sand, you really think 4 guys pole sanding is going to cut it? You can have 1 guy sand that in a day, and the other 2 following him with lights and a sponge, while the other guy is playing waterboy and pouring them drinks!
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