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From Thursday 8th Feb Lidl have their Parkside disc sander in stock. At £30 and 3 years guarantee you can't go wrong. Comes with sanding discs, variable speed and dust extraction port. Brilliant bit of kit for the workshop.
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Nice one Andy, just what I’ve been scouring ebay for. Thanks.
|Geoff Sleath||01/02/2018 17:45:45|
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Good find. I just looked at the web site and the ceiling hooks might make good model storage, too.
|Luke Lane||01/02/2018 18:34:49|
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Bought one last year. It's been a very handy tool to have in the workshop. Well made and great value.
|Mike T||01/02/2018 18:49:55|
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Yep - bought one the last time they came around. Solidly built - 'does what it says on the tin'. Table is removable and a bench clamp supplied.
They also have a pillar drill for £60 which looks attractive, but I'd want to get it out of the box to check whether the quill wobbles when fully lowered
|Martyn K||02/02/2018 15:04:56|
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Do you know what diameter Sanding disk is used?
I have just made my own this week..
Made from an almost 50 yo B&D Mechanical 2 speed drill and bench stand. Not difficult to make but a tilting table would have been very nice
|David Ovenden||02/02/2018 15:09:57|
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I also bought one last time round. I have to say it has been brilliant and I have used it far more than I imagined I would. Don't know have I managed before. I use it for squaring up cut ends, sanding angles, shaping, smoothing edges etc. etc.
|Geoff Sleath||02/02/2018 15:26:09|
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I'm going to get one on the 8th! I get confused. We have both a Lidl and a an Aldi. One is in Belper and the other is in Ripley and we live half way between the two but I can never remember which is where without checking first
|Ron Gray||02/02/2018 15:51:23|
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Out of your front door is Lidl on the Left (for Lidl)?
|Eamonn Fahey||02/02/2018 16:41:57|
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Martyn, the sander was available in Ireland from yesterday. The diameter of the disc is 125mm. There are 6 discs included - 2 X 80; 2 X 150 & 2 X 240 grit. They did not have any spare discs available but according to the instructions, they are available to order (no price).
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That Lidl sander is an almost perfect copy of my Proxxon sander that I treated myself to 8 years ago. My sander has been brilliant so I reckon at the price Lidls are asking for this Parkside one, its a no-brainer in my book, go and get one.
If its anything like my local Lidl's, they will not have many,get there as soonas they open, is my suggestion.
My Proxxon sander cost a damn sight more that £30.
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Machine Mart sell 125mm self adhesive sanding discs. £3.50 for 5.
|Gordon Nicol||02/02/2018 20:03:44|
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they are excellent for the price been using one over a year now , original one had a dicky on/off switch lidl arranged to collect it from the house , sent it back to Germany , and I received a new one 6 days later
the table protractor thing , and the protractor on the sanding guide aren't accurate , use a cheap plastic set square to set the table and the slide , other than that minor fault they are great
|Tom Sharp 2||02/02/2018 20:24:23|
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There are six Aldi and two Lidl within a five mile radius of my home.
Am I lucky or cursed?
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Hi Gordon, your comment about the table protractor was the same with my Proxxon. I bit the bullet and got a scribe and scribed lines at right angles on the aluminium table. Was a great help when sanding bulkheads square. The table that you can angle also came in handy when sanding an angle to line up with the fuselage shape. All in all a great tool!!
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" I'm going to get one on the 8th! I get confused. We have both a Lidl and a an Aldi. One is in Belper and the other is in Ripley and we live half way between the two but I can never remember which is where without checking first
Well Geoff Aldi is in Belper. If I didn't have to work on Thursday I would have told you wrong and sneaked up to Ripley and snaffled the first one.....
Good luck. I hope they have a fair few....
|Mark Stevens 1||03/02/2018 02:53:09|
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If it's there grab it whilst you can, I bought mine elsewhere a couple of years back and it has proven to be such a great tool to have in the workshop. Mine has the belt sander on it too which I have used a couple of times but the disc bit gets used the most. The one bit mine doesn't have is the variable speed, which to me, would be so much better.
In short, if all you need is a disc sander then go for it, you won't go wrong at that price and replacement discs are easy to find online
Edited By Mark Stevens 1 on 03/02/2018 02:56:46
|Steven Shaw||03/02/2018 03:25:16|
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Sure wish they sold these in Canda
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Use 'em and spend the money saved on modelling goods. Never use the big names for main shopping anymore - find Aldi have a better range, are sligtly cheaper than Lidl and their shops seem to be arranged in a more logical fashion. Quite why a British outfit haven't taken them on at their own game is beyond me. Sorry, wandering off topic.
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I made one a long time ago from a washing machine motor. Has an adjustable angle fence. Would not want to be without it.
I use a permagrit disc on it and with that it is superb.
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