|Nigel R||09/02/2018 12:38:15|
1413 forum posts
Brilliant - thanks for the recommendation. I've been after a small disc sander for a long while now. I had the last one in my local branch!
|The Wright Stuff||09/02/2018 12:57:32|
1264 forum posts
Does anyone have the clamp depth for fixing to the bench? How thick can the surface be and it still fits on?
10929 forum posts
the clamp will fit In the region of 60mm, between the underside of the sander and the clamping swivelly thing on the screw.
Having run the sander and sanded a peirce of balsa, it looks like overkill, other than it stops the sander being moved.
|The Wright Stuff||09/02/2018 13:11:42|
1264 forum posts
Brilliant. Thanks for that Erfolg.
|Tony Harrison 2||09/02/2018 15:09:36|
|202 forum posts|
I'd been tempted by this item anyway, but the favourable opinions here persuaded me so I bought one Wednesday night - best time to be sure of picking up the Thursday special offers, shortly before they close the night before, with everything out on display already.
Haven't tried it yet, but forgive me if this has already been asked: what's the best source of 115mm sanding discs in various grades, preferably self-adhesive? Those supplied are too coarse for my purposes, and I'd like discs from 400 to 1200 grit.
Also picked up a couple of Lidl's garage/workshop large hooks etc for my new project of making the garage a vastly more comfortable and well-organised workshop (half the price of similar at B&Q or on Amazon); plus a couple of their LED ceiling lights, £36 the two compared with the £50 fluorescent I had planned to get from B&Q.
670 forum posts
I must have got a good one. The nut didn’t fall off! Works a treat.
|Piers Bowlan||09/02/2018 17:19:19|
1314 forum posts
Fortunately I didn't read the instructions and I was too lazy to remove the table. Consequently I didn't lose the bolt inside and I was able to get the self adhesive disc concentric on the sander through a combination of skill and beginners luck.
|Chris Whalley||09/02/2018 20:01:38|
|17 forum posts|
Got my sander this morning, what a great little machine for the price
|Tom Sharp 2||09/02/2018 22:54:47|
3024 forum posts
Aldi have got scroll saws reduced in price, whatever they are
|Geoff Sleath||09/02/2018 23:06:09|
2720 forum posts
Scroll saws (mechanical fret saws) were reduced to £59.99 in our local Aldi (Belper) from the £69.99 I paid for mine a few weeks earlier. I'm not too upset. I'm very happy with what mine cost.
Meanwhile my wife and I made a joint trip to Lidl this afternoon and she bought a hand sander to rub down paintwork (I think it's a big big for our use building models). There were still 3 rotary sanders in stock.
|Steve Hargreaves - Moderator||10/02/2018 14:38:42|
6606 forum posts
Managed to pick one up in my local Lidl this morning.....looks great. They had 6 left so still plenty around it seems.
Now I can be sure all my formers will be nice & square & sanded to the right size...
|Stephen Jones||10/02/2018 16:47:45|
2484 forum posts
I have been keeping my eye on this one and as others on here have given it a good thumbs up.
I decided to get one as well.
Its a big improvement on my existing one which i got for free.
I got the last one, and then i noticed a gent looking at me and my Sander and it was my neighbor that lives at the back of me.
I guess i beat him to the last one, Oh well 1st come as they say.
Edited By Stephen Jones on 10/02/2018 16:49:18
|Cliff Bastow||10/02/2018 18:08:04|
734 forum posts
Bought one today and already used, seems good for the money.
506 forum posts
Mine had the loose nut so when I removed the bolt and table it dropped inside. It really was very loose. It was easy enough to remove the cover, only thing was I couldn't find the nut
Thought it must have attached itself to a magnet inside the motor, so spent 20 mins trying to see it with a torch and a mirror. Couldn't see it so decided to put it all to one side until later.
Doh the nut was sitting on my bench underneath the unit
To avoid any risk of losing it what I suggest is stand the sander in its normal operating position
It really is simple to do.
|The Wright Stuff||12/02/2018 14:07:24|
1264 forum posts
I hid it from the wife!
|Gordon Nicol||12/02/2018 16:35:17|
|69 forum posts|
It also sharpens pencils ace
1714 forum posts
Top tip for a peaceful life. Make sure you don't put the box in your recycle bin unless it's cut into tiny bits so she can't tell what it was
|John Robertson 3||12/02/2018 23:42:11|
|134 forum posts|
This evening, I went. Just to see, you know? I bought. Plus a multimeter (it seemed wrong not to do so). And a pack of zip ties in a variety on sizes . . . just because. Then I went home . . . and just happened to visit my shed first. I wouldn't say I hid it from the wife as she simply wasn't around at the time. Ahem!
670 forum posts
The braver ones amongst us might just be interested in Spring clamps and gorilla glue amongst other offers
at Aldi this Thursday:
189 forum posts
There's a better deal for Gorilla glue on ebay, I've just bought 250ml for £7.70 free postage from uk_runag.
UK based in Plymouth, I have no connection with them other than buying from them....
Please login to post a reply.
Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!