This is more of a tool storage post. It has to do with sanders so I am guessing this is the best spot for it. Please inform if this would be more appropriate in another location. I'm new to forums, this is the only one I am on so still learning the basics.
Some pictures of sandpaper storage. It was always a problem before. The sandpaper boxes were always getting smashed in my trailer. I would not realize that I was almost out of a certain grit until on the job and would make surprise trips to the store. The systainer storage was easy to make and has solved all problems so I thought I would share it. The dividers are just 1/4" MDF glued and nailed with 23 gauge pins.
The one is 5" disks and the other is for the festool RO90 sander.
Supposedly Makita makes some good Half Sheet Sanders. Havent look into it but thats what some other woodworkers I know recommend.
The Makita 0946 is a decent half sheet sander with plenty of power. It's gear driven. Makita also makes decent belt sanders, very reliable and powerful. I really like Rupes half-sheet sanders too. I bought a second hand one several years ago and it's been excellent. Made in Italy, I think Rupes only makes sanders and polishers. I sold my Festool half sheet sander after using the Rupes sander.
Looks to not have dust collection. Thats not good for me.....I refuse to use a sander without built in dust collection unless its pneumatic over a downdraft table.
Obviously polishers (like the Rupes big foot in the link) don't have dust collection, but all the Rupes sanders I've seen do have dust collection. My old Rupes half sheet sander has good dust collection. I don't know if Rupes sanders are available in the USA. They are available in the uk at 110v 50hz or in Japan at 100v 50/60hz..
Yes, you would be running on 60hz. which sander are you referring to? 220v (and 110v) in the UK runs on 50hz. These handheld power tools almost all run with universal motors. Universal motors are not too fussy about whether it's 50 or 60hz. I run a metabo sander from the UK in Japan it's 110v 50hz. My power source is 100v 60hz. I haven't had any problems with it in the years that I've owned it. I'm not an electrician or engineer, so can't give you a professional answer, just my experience.
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Jun 10, 2018 1:24:34 GMT -5
ineson85: Just been into AONE Tools (West Yorkshire) and they are having a Mafell sale. Loads of brand new, boxed tools going ridiculously cheap!
Jul 27, 2018 4:02:15 GMT -5
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Mar 23, 2019 19:22:40 GMT -5
rikflaxman: I need someone to pick out one best product from those on this list here.
Guest: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:17:06 GMT -5
jimmyford: Can anyone mill a corian piece that will fit into the mafell rail for use with the mft3?
Aug 17, 2019 14:18:58 GMT -5
bengt: Oh please the ks60 is better in every way. 60 degree miter in both directions. Bevels past 45(essential in a saw that must cut on the flat) Bigger blade more capacity. The Metabo hpt has 57 degree miter max and 45 bevel max.
Sept 9, 2019 20:02:24 GMT -5
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Dec 7, 2019 9:51:24 GMT -5
alvychippy: Guys, what is the name of aprox €9k machine for hand shaping of handrails?
Jan 8, 2020 16:16:15 GMT -5
stilts: So why is goldensun not banned and all those worthless threads not deleted?
Jan 11, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
alvychippy: It's the board hosts, that are having an idea, of somebody perhaps paying over the odds to acquire the board to administer it.... Obviously hopes are set high, Mafell isn't interested, so it carries on
Jan 12, 2020 9:30:06 GMT -5