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Nigel R09/02/2018 12:38:15
2618 forum posts
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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 Stuff09/02/2018 12:57:32
1383 forum posts
226 photos

Does anyone have the clamp depth for fixing to the bench? How thick can the surface be and it still fits on?

Erfolg09/02/2018 13:07:59
11211 forum posts
1108 photos

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 Stuff09/02/2018 13:11:42
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226 photos
Posted by Erfolg on 09/02/2018 13:07:59:

the clamp will fit In the region of 60mm, between the underside of the sander and the clamping swivelly thing on the screw.

Brilliant. Thanks for that Erfolg.

Tony Harrison 209/02/2018 15:09:36
231 forum posts
3 photos

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.

rgds Tony

Glyn4409/02/2018 15:30:17
688 forum posts
90 photos

I must have got a good one. The nut didn’t fall off! Works a treat.

Piers Bowlan09/02/2018 17:19:19
1744 forum posts
42 photos

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. smile p

Chris Whalley09/02/2018 20:01:38
17 forum posts
1 photos

Got my sander this morning, what a great little machine for the price

Tom Sharp 209/02/2018 22:54:47
3332 forum posts
17 photos

Aldi have got scroll saws reduced in price, whatever they are

Geoff Sleath09/02/2018 23:06:09
3225 forum posts
247 photos

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 - Moderator10/02/2018 14:38:42
6702 forum posts
185 photos

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...thumbs up


Stephen Jones10/02/2018 16:47:45
2608 forum posts
1486 photos


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.

Steve. smiley

Edited By Stephen Jones on 10/02/2018 16:49:18

Cliff Bastow10/02/2018 18:08:04
800 forum posts
426 photos

Bought one today and already used, seems good for the money.

i12fly10/02/2018 23:24:27
528 forum posts
21 photos

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 angry 2

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 blush

To avoid any risk of losing it what I suggest is stand the sander in its normal operating position

  1. Remove the hex bolt and slide off the table -do not tip the sander up after removing the bolt.
  2. Screw in a short bolt back into the nut so it cannot drop out of the retaining slot inside
  3. Only then turn the sander in its back and remove the 4 screws that hold it together
  4. Holding it all together turn the whole unit back the right way and remove the green top half
  5. You can then get to apply a bit of glue to the nut/retaining slot

It really is simple to do.

The Wright Stuff12/02/2018 14:07:24
1383 forum posts
226 photos

I went.

I bought.

I hid it from the wife!

Gordon Nicol12/02/2018 16:35:17
76 forum posts

It also sharpens pencils ace

trebor12/02/2018 17:02:48
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212 photos
Posted by The Wright Stuff on 12/02/2018 14:07:24:

I went.

I bought.

I hid it from the wife!

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 yes

John Robertson 312/02/2018 23:42:11
169 forum posts
5 photos

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!

Glyn4413/02/2018 07:24:45
688 forum posts
90 photos

The braver ones amongst us might just be interested in Spring clamps and gorilla glue amongst other offers

at Aldi this Thursday:


DaveyP13/02/2018 09:16:24
206 forum posts
47 photos

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....

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